Fast Food Tips

Betsy Crigler  |  1/31/2009 3:09:59 AM

Try these helpful tips when ordering at fast food restaurants:

  • Order grilled items:
Most menus offer both fried and grilled options - go for the grilled.
  • Make substitutions – have it your way: Skip the mayo and opt for mustard; load up on lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. Eating Mexican? Ask for salsa instead of sour cream.
  • Don’t “super size” it: Be aware of portion sizes. Try a kid's meal or share a meal with your spouse or friend.
  • Opt for a healthier side item: Choose the salad or fruit instead of the fries.
  • Don't drink calories: Sodas contain "empty" calories. Ask for water, milk or 100% juice.
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