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Fast Food: Convenient and Healthy

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I agree with @MARSHASHADOW - article needs to be updated. Report
2003? Please update these old articles or delete them. You might want to get rid of the Jared example in your update. Report
Both Subway and Mod Pizza will make sandwich (or pizza) into a salad too! Report
Good article. I just bought some pitas so I can make healthier meals. Report
I've learned that a Hamburger/Cheeseburger Happy Meal at McDonald's is just about the perfect amount of calories for an adult, plus you'll still get fries just a little tiny portion and some apples to help balance. So when I'm in a hurry and have to eat on the go I get myself a happy meal, I'm satisfied, haven't over eaten, and my daughter is happy to get the toy. Report
I don't eat out, all the hidden msg, sauces can undo determination and a days
Work. I take each meal at a time, write it down,have a plan, write your self a contract, and a reward every month for an achievement. I'm 50 lbs down , my excess weight has cost me my marriage, this is about my health, and a little " in your face" what ever your drive is, remember the reward at the end. Report
I do not know where you get your fast foods so cheap. I live in Canada and subway has the low fat subs for $6.00- $8.00. They do have a number of them for $5.00 but not all of them are healthy at that price. The salads at McDonalds here are $8.00 each, some are healthy. Tim Hortons has a lunch special with fresh soup & crackers or a bun, depending where you live, coffee & a donut or muffin. It is$5.00-$6.00 & online you can see the soup is healthy, if I did have this I order the muffin & have it later or the next day. I know it is high fat but what counts is the total daily fat,so one higher fat meal would be O.K. Healthy food at McDonalds & other fast food places is always more then the unhealthy because the unhealthy foods you can order as a combo & the healthy foods do not come in combos. Starbucks makes 3 very good, new extremely large healthy salads for $8.00 each, they come in plastic containers with dressing & are about 500 calories total. You can have them for takeout or eat in. It has many grains,rice,with quinoa, nuts, beans,seeds,dried fruit,chicken etc. in them. It is the best salad I have found anywhere, no restaurant is better & as satisfying as there's is. Report
Good article. Report
Good to know! Report
very helpful Report
The junior menu is where I order nearly every time we eat out. Report
Moderation and know your products. Most restaurant and fast food "healthy" options are way to high in sodium, so eat it if you have to, but really try to limit how often. I will take a Subway Veggie Delight salad, no pickles or pickled peppers, with oil and vinegar as my first choice, if I don't need a protein boost. I'll add oven roasted chicken if I need the protein. It's about 450 mg of sodium compared to the 1070-1640 mg for the Wendy's salads. Report
I love to eat out, this information will help me to make better choices when I eat out. Report
What I got out of this was that moderation and small changes are truly the keys when it comes to eating healthier. I believe you can still enjoy fast food or restaurants now and then, as long as you don't go to an extreme and overdo it. Great article! Report
I really don't eat out like that. So I don't have to think about that. Report

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