Healthier Fast-Food Food Alternatives

Posted: July 2, 2014 in Blog, Nutrition, Weight Loss
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Giving up the convenience of fast food outlets is one of the hidden hurdles to better weight management.

Is anything more inviting? Either you spend half an hour or more in the kitchen preparing a healthy meal – not counting the grocery shopping time – or you pop into your local hamburger joint and have a meal made for you in a few minutes.

But the price you’ll pay for that fast-food convenience, in your weight and health, far outweighs the benefit.

One leading culprit, McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder with Bacon & Cheese, has about one third of the recommended daily value of calories for an adult and has one third more sodium than Health Canada’s recommended ‘adequate intake’. And that’s just the sandwich, not a combo.

So does it all mean that sticking to your weight loss plan means a life without the convenience of fast food?

While it would be best to completely avoid the temptations of Burger King and KFC, sometimes you’re short on time or you just want to give yourself a treat.

Fortunately, most fast food chains have a few options that make more sense for your weight management and are much healthier too. Here’s a sampling:

Clearly, even the “healthier” fast-food alternatives are not exactly the stuff of slim waists. But weight management means making the right choices even when no good options exist.

Talk to your local Herbal One weight management and nutrition specialist for more help in making the best choices for your personal weight loss goals.