Tips for Eating Fast Food

Updated:Sep 9,2016

Fast food used to mean fried food, but today food franchises are offering people more healthy alternatives. Chef salads, grilled chicken sandwiches and frozen yogurt are just three examples.


  • Beware of topping burgers with cheese, special (mayonnaise-based) sauce and bacon — they add saturated fat and calories.
  • Pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, mustard and catsup add flavor without the fat.
  • Steer clear of fried fish sandwiches.
  • A baked potato can be a healthy option, but have it with low-fat sour cream instead of butter, full-fat sour cream or cheese.


Small bagel

Jumbo cheeseburgers

Grilled chicken, sliced meats or even a regular 2 oz. hamburger on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onion

Fried chicken or tacos

Grilled chicken or salad bar (but watch out for high-calorie dressings and ingredients)

Fried chicken pieces

Chicken fajita pitas

French fries

Baked potato with vegetables or low-fat or fat-free sour cream topping

Potato chips

Pretzels, baked potato chips


Juice or low-fat or fat-free milk or a diet soft drink. (Limit beverages that are high in calories but low in nutrients, such as soft drinks)

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