In a rush? Stressed? Exhausted?
We often turn to fast food for a quick bite. While you should try to keep eating at fast food restaurants to a minimum. Here are some common Guidelines to follow:
- If getting a sandwich, skip the bread and make a salad
- If getting a burger, skip the bun for a lettuce wrap
- If getting a burrito, skip the tortilla for a salad or bowl
- If getting pasta, skip the noodles for sautéed vegetables or spaghetti squash
- If getting rice, skip the rice for mixed vegetables
- If getting chicken, aim for the grilled option
- If getting dressing, aim for Italian
- Skip the sides for another protein-dense entrée or vegetables
Hardly would I advise seeking out these fast food establishments, but here is an easy printable lists that you can take on the go. Eating out made easy and healthy, don’t let these meals impede with your goals. It’s a New Year start it out right.
Check out this fast food tip sheet to help you make eating out a little healthier.
Maintaining good dietary habits can make a difference in how you feel and your general health. While you can’t prevent all illnesses, taking a proactive approach to proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can strengthen your immune system, reduce stress, promote better sleep, prevent injury, alleviate depression, and improve energy levels.
For more tips on helping you and your family eat right, schedule an appointment with our nutritionist, we offer one-on-one appointments in person and telehealth! Or call River Bend Medical Associates at 916-392-4000.
This article is contributed by Spencer Safty, River Bend Medical Associates’ Clinical Nutritionist.