Drive Thru eating tips
If you have to make fast food your lunch for the day, remember these tips as you pull up to the drive thru!
Choose to lose!!! Stay away from anything labeled deep-fried, pan-fried, basted, batter-dipped, breaded, creamy, crispy, scalloped, alfredo, etc. These usually are high in calories and sodium. Order items with more vegetables and choose leaner meats.
Make sure you drink water with your meal. Having a soda with your meal can increase your calories by the hundreds! Always Go Diet!!
“Undress” your food. Ordering a chicken sandwich can be lower in calories-if you hold the “extra” foods, like mayonnaise. If you have to add something, ask for ketchup or mustard. Those choices are usually less in calories! Make sure you ask for individual packets so you can control how much is on your food item.
Don’t be afraid to special order your food. Ask for your veggies to be served without the sauces, and ask for olive oil and vinegar for your salads or order your dressing on the side and spoon only a small amount at a time.
Watch for portion sizes. Some fast food items can be as high as 1000 calories. If you choose a smaller portion size, or order a salad instead of fries, you can almost guarantee a meal that is lower in calories. “Doggie-bag” your meal and take the rest home for later.
Watch your salt. Fast food restaurant food items are usually high in sodium, which causes high blood pressure. Since it’s already packed down with salt, don’t add more!
Don’t supersize anything!