Are You Way Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Here’s What to Do


Embracing Healthy Eating Habits in a Fast-Paced World

Many of us are just too busy to eat healthy. But when we are not working or rushing about we always seem to be able to find time to shop, go to the movies or watch a sports game but never enough time to have a good healthy meal. Grabbing a pizza or burger and Diet Coke on the go is far too convenient.

Yes, eating healthy costs a little more and takes a little time and energy to prepare, but what is more important than laziness convenience or your long-term health? If you do not have your health, you will eventually not be able to attend the sports event!!

Navigating the Fast Food Scene: Smart Choices for Health-Conscious Diners

Fast food chains have been one of the major contributing factors to the obesity problem in the United States and Europe. In all major cities, you can find every type of junk food on every street!!

Fortunately, numerous fast-food chains have shifted their focus to cater to health-conscious individuals on the go. If you inquire, most outlets provide nutritional information for those striving to make healthy food choices.

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.

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Ten Essential Tips to Eat Healthy at Fast Food Chains

The things to be aware of are the fat content per serving, the sodium content, and, of course, the calories. To eat healthy, here are some tips for when you decide to drive through or visit one of these fast food chains:

  1. Order only grilled items on the menu. Avoid fried fish or chicken sandwiches.
  2. Be aware of the calories and carbohydrates from the “white flour’ buns on your sandwiches. If possible, eliminate the bread and order a baked potato or salad in its place.
  3. Try a honey-mustard sauce on your grilled chicken or as a salad dressing- Be aware of how many fat grams and calories are in salad dressings.
  4. Order the small burgers without cheese instead of the large ones.
  5. Forget about the “mayonnaise” on your burger. Omit it and add mustard and ketchup. You will save yourself a lot of fat grams.
  6. Avoid your “high sugar” drinks and milkshakes. One 12 ounces of soft drink has as much as 50 grams of sugar. (Sugar turns to fat very quickly if not used).
  7. Order low-fat milk, diet sodas, tea or water to drink.
  8. If ordering pizza, eliminate the high-fat meats and go light on the cheese. Eat a big salad with boiled egg whites (if possible) on top to help satisfy.
  9. If at a salad bar, “anything green” is a good start. Avoid adding ham, bacon, pasta salads, or high-fat dressings. Limit croutons, cheese, and nuts. Adding boiled eggs without yolks for protein is a smart choice. Vegetables such as celery, tomatoes, peppers, and corn are good for filling you up. Be cautious with the high-calorie bread served at salad bars—they may taste good but are detrimental to the waist and hips.
  10. Last but not least, avoid high-fat desserts such as milkshakes, apple pies, and brownies. Order the low-fat yoghurt instead.
Eat healthy organic wholefoods
Eat healthy organic wholefoods

Remember to always eat healthy when you are out and about, or when you are driving through your favourite fast-food chains you do not have to “break the laws” of good, healthy eating – Follow the rules, search the menu for healthier options and order smart.

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Photo credits: Cover Nadja M, Vegetable salad Valeria Boltneva

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