The 10 Best Fast Food Meals – Only If You Must
En route to our physical transformations we learn a couple of things, Slenderiiz is without a doubt among the best weight loss products and systems on the planet. We also learn that when we choose to transform our bodies and unleash it’s human potential there exists a couple of personal faculties that must be put in check. Discipline, passion, and hard work are the epicenter to our weight loss goals. Now when it comes to shedding a few pounds or a lot of pounds at that, there is nothing equivalent to a structured sensible diet (check out these recipes), proper supplementation, and fitness routine to get the job done.
There just isn’t enough time in the day and you absolutely have to get a quick meal (this would be considered and emergency). There are some fast food chains that can help you out “temporarily” and we stress this because the objective is to remain disciplined as this list of best fast foods is not meant to replace your current healthy eating regimen.
Top 10 fast food eating options
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich – One of the healthier grilled chicken sandwiches out there is made by Chick-fil-A. Grilled chicken sandwiches at Carl’s Jr., Wendy’s, and McDonald’s are close seconds. The Carl’s Jr. sandwich comes with BBQ sauce, while the Wendy’s sandwich includes a calorie-friendly honey mustard sauce. Make sure you order the McDonald’s sandwich without mayonnaise.
- Chili-Topped Potato – You won’t find a “chili topped potato” on the Wendy’s menu. Buy the plain baked potato, avoid the add-ons such as cheese, bacon bits, and chives compliment the baked potato with a small chili together they make a balanced meal with a good amount of protein, carbs, and fat, and half a day’s worth of fiber (12 grams).
- Grilled Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob (KFC) – Ok! so KFC is an oddity in the fast food chain as their menu normally consists of full and complete meals, but if KFC is your thing, or you just happen to be really hungry as you drive down the state road and see the colonel make this meal your first choice. A meal of grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, and 5.5-inch corncob from (KFC) contains 430 calories, 10 g fat (21% calories from fat), 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 90 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, and 41 g protein.
- Chick-n-Minis Breakfast (Chick-Fil-A) – this is a breakfast meal and we won’t get too in detail about this because there are plenty of breakfast alternatives that you can make right at home such as instant oatmeal, or a bowl of plain Cheerios. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we frown on the idea of skipping or skimping it.
- Chicken Teriyaki Bowl – Jack in the box – contains 585 calories, 6 g fat (9% calories from fat), 1 g saturated fat (2% calories from saturated fat), 0 g trans fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 1461 mg sodium, 106 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, and 25 g protein. – High on the salt side but a good deal amount of protein to assist with muscle repair from your workout earlier in the day – (You did work out right ?)
- Chick-fil A’s Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap – with Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing has 470 calories, 12 g fat (23% calories from fat), 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 1510 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 33 g protein. – Looks like Chick-Fil A’s is making in roads with the health crowd – nearly all of their meals sit within the 500 calorie mark and keeps you within the 1200 daily calories we recommend for incredible weight loss.
- Southwest Salad and Fruit n Yogurt Parfait (McDonald’s) – There is McDonald’s and then there is McDonald’s, the franchise is working hard to shake the image of “unhealthy” and though they do have a long way to go, they have taken the right steps in diversifying their menu offerings to include more sensible meals. A meal of McDonald’s Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken (not including dressing) and Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait has 480 calories, 11 g fat (21% calories from fat), 4 g saturated fat , 0 g trans fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 1045 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, and 34 g protein.
- Veggie Burger and Garden Salad (Burger King) – A Burger King Veggie Burger (without mayonnaise), Garden Salad (no chicken) and half a packet of Light Italian Dressing totals 450 calories, 12.5 g fat (25% calories from fat), 4.2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 1320 mg sodium, 52.5 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 26 g protein.
- Veggie Delite Sandwich and Tomato Orzo Soup (Subway) – Subway’s ‘eat fresh’ slogan has come a long way – The grand daddy if you will of healthy fast food and pioneer of the nutrition table. A 6-inch Veggie Delite sandwich plus Fire-Roasted Tomato Orzo soup from Subway totals 360 calories, 3.5 g fat (9% calories from fat), 1 g saturated fat , 0 g trans fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 14 g protein.
- Chicken Fresco Burrito Supreme and Pintos ‘n’ Cheese (Taco Bell) – Taco Bell has been wise in their marketing language, it’s been long and very hard to convince anyone that their menu offerings are anything but healthy, but with good management and awareness in an ever changing industry, catalyzed by an incredible swing in American eating habits, Taco Bell has listened and they too like McDonald’s have made progress in their menu offerings. A Chicken Fresco Burrito Supreme with Pintos ‘n Cheese from Taco Bell has 520 calories, 15 g fat (26% calories from fat), 5.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 2140 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 17 g of fiber, 28 g protein.
So there you have it, your top 10 best options for fast food, now remember there is no substitute for eating responsibly, and to reach your weight loss goals with Slenderiiz you must be diligent, disciplined, and goal oriented. We have taken the leg work out of the science of weight loss essentially making it easy for anyone who wants to lose weight to do so in a controlled healthy environment. These meals should only be a rare exception and should not be integrated into your daily meal plan.
A special thanks to Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, the “Recipe Doctor” for compiling this list and our very own “Seo Dork” Gabe for contributing to this post.