It is summer time! Let’s not forget that with summer, comes road trips, travel, and adventure. Driving through a town, with hardly a healthy section at the grocery, have you ever wondered how to get through your drive without drive-thrus or fast food? We’re here to help by telling you that rather than feeling discouraged about having to eat fast food or on the road, eating food made outside your kitchen and even on that greasy stove, can still be part of a healthy diet.
- Keep your portion sizes small. Something as simple as ordering a kid’s meal can drastically reduce the number of calories you’re getting from your dish. If you’re someone who really needs a bigger portion size, don’t feel guilty about getting that regular burger. Just try to avoid double patties or added bacon, and you’ll be good.
- Choose healthier side dishes. Doing what’s right: ordering that salad, can be harder but better than choosing what’s easy… ordering your default french fries. It’s very common for restaurants and diners to have salads as an option for your side dish so, you wouldn’t have that much trouble with that. And in case you find yourself choosing broccoli for your side dish, maybe ask for extra salt just in case it’s made bland.
- Find something green. It may not always be a salad but you may be shocked with healthier options, even at fast food restaurants.
- Try grilled meat instead of fried. Sticking to lean protein options is the way to go.
- Watch what you drink. Try and steer clear of sugary drinks that keep you feeling guilty for drinking them the moment you take a sip. If all else fails, we’re 100% sure, that all restaurants have the option for you to ask for water.
Eating fast food is almost inevitable. It doesn’t mean for you to make it your number one choice for a meal, but sometimes it’s going to happen when we travel or when we’re behind. Choosing to utilize these tips could swing an 800-calorie meal to a better direction.