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  • How to Make Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

  • You don't need to completely cut fast food out of your diet when trying to eat healthy, but you have to make sure to make the right selections.

  • You will need: menu descriptions, lean meats, portion control, water, skim milk, or unsweetened tea, and fruit or yogurt.

  • Step 1. Read the menu descriptions.

  • Avoid dishes that are dripping with sauce, deep-fried, creamy, crispy, or breaded.

  • These items are usually high in calories, sodium, and fat.

  • Opt for grilled, baked, or broiled sandwiches.

  • Step 2. Order lean meats, such as chicken breast, turkey, or roast beef.

  • They'll lack extra calories, but still be packed with flavor.

  • Step 3. Remove chicken skin, mayonnaise, and dressing.

  • This can save up to 240 calories and 16 grams of fat for one serving.

  • Step 4. Control your portion size.

  • Order regular-sized items rather than large and extra-large items.

  • Step 5. Get rid of caloric toppings, such as cheese, croutons, and bacon bits.

  • Opt for healthy toppings, such as extra veggies, mustard, and pickles.

  • Step 6. Reduce your sugar intake by ordering a fruit bowl or yogurt, instead of ice cream or pie for dessert.

  • Eat fresh, made-to-order foods whenever possible.

  • Leave the fast food restaurant without feeling guilty by controlling the nutritional value in your meal.

  • Did you know?

  • McDonald's serves over 60 million people in 117 countries every day!

How to Make Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

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