Fast Food Lovers Guide to Weight Loss
If you've seen the movie Supersize Me, where Morgan Spurlock follows a 30 day diet of eating only McDonald's food, you watched as he gained 24 and 1/2 pounds, a dangerous cholesterol level of 230 and fat accumulation in his liver. While it was fascinating to watch, it only offered a one sided view.
Obviously, if you just eat junk food every day, no matter what fast food establishment you choose, you will gain weight. Along with eating fatty fast foods, Spurlock didn't exercise which contributed to his weight gain.
That being said, no amount of exercise in the world can protect your body from a constant diet of saturated fats. To remain functionally fit we need to practice good diet and get out there and move. No buts about it! So what do you do when you find yourself at McDonalds? Here's a healthy choice menu to make it easier for you to decide. I wonder what would have happened if Spurlock ate the healthy options and exercised 6 days a week. Now that would be interesting to see...
McDonalds Fast Food Healthy Choices Menu
Premium Grilled 8 oz
Chicken Classic (226 g) 420 calories
Sandwich 10 Grams of Fat
Snack Wrap ® 4.3 oz (With no dressing)
(Grilled) 270 Calories
10 grams of Fat
Premium 12.3 oz
Southwest Salad 320 Calories
with Grilled 9 Grams of Fat
Premium Caesar 11 oz
Salad with Grilled 220 Calories
Chicken 6 Grams of Fat
Snack Size Fruit 1 Package
& Walnut Salad 210 Calories
8 grams of fat
Newman's Own® 1.5 oz
Low Fat Balsamic 40 Calories
Vinaigrette 3 grams of Fat
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