Although many resort to fast food because it's convenient and simple, there ARE alternatives to this fat feast:
1. When you are on the go and need a quick meal, just turn into your local grocery store. The delis have ready-made sandwiches and if you grab a bag of chips and a drink you will have a much more nutritious meal than a burger, fries, and coke.
2. Local convenient stores also have ready-made sandwiches. Again, if you pick up a bag of chips and a drink you will have a much more nutritious meal. Also, these places take just about the same amount of time as a drive-thru.
3. If there is no escaping the drive-thru line, try to avoid extra meat or sauces. They add up to 3 times the fat of the original (bacon, mayonnaise, special sauces). Try adding tomatoes or lettuce to make the burger healthier.
4. When you are too busy to even stop at either the grocery store or convenient store, pack some snacks:
*Granola Bar- 180 calories, 6 grams of fat
*Pretzels- 110 calories, 0 or 1 grams of fat
*Beef Jerky- 80 calories, ½ grams of fat
*Breakfast Bars- 140 calories, 3 grams of fat (Lots of
*Sports or Energy Bars-180 calories
*Baked Potato Chips- 120 calories, 3 grams of fat
*Apples, cut up vegetables, and cereals in plastic baggies- all under 150 calories
*Bananas- 109 calories, ½ gram of fat