How To Make Fast Food Healthier
From Monday to Friday a lot of us eat healthy and treat our bodies as a temple. However, when the weekend rolls around, it becomes extremely difficult to fight off the temptation of greasy food. There’s no problem in giving into these urges once every so often, and sometimes it can be unavoidable if you’re working late or on a road trip.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to make fast food completely healthy, however there are steps you can take to limit the amount of damage to your waistline. We’re now seeing more and more healthier options pop up on fast food menu’s and it’s up to us to take advantage of these. Over at Fitness Beans, they explain how you can make the most out of a bad situation:
1. Consider Your Options
Before ordering, consider the types of products available and steer clear of anything fried such as fish and chips. If available, opt for alternatives such as a grilled chicken breast in pita bread. It will taste better too.
2. Stick With The Regular Size
If you already have a burger, fries and coke – do you really need to make that meal any bigger? Research has highlighted that fast food chains already oversize their portions anyway so by asking to ‘go large’ you are simply consuming food which your body doesn’t required and further adding to the thousand plus calories.
So there you have it, just a couple of ways of how you can reduce the damage on both your body and training the day after. By making smarter decisions, you can satisfy your fast food cravings whilst also preventing yourself from going completely off the rails in terms of healthy eating.
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