Fast Food Demand is Still On The Rise

EVEN with all the available healthy food chains all around America, yet 80% of Americans still prefer fast food due to mostly the hectic work demands and multiple roles a person has to juggle.

Here are some tips that will help you to make wiser choice even when the temptations of fast food is lurking around the corner.

  • Forget the phrase SUPERSIZE. Don’t double up on burgers, upsize your fries or buy in to a giant caloric beverage. Just don’t. Forget the combo orders, too. I’m all for a bargain but believe me, you’ll want to spare yourself the excess sodium, artery-clogging saturated fat, sugar, and calories. Alone, each of these things can raise your risk of chronic illness; together, well, let’s just call this a bad mix.
  • Please pass on the sugary drinks. Even small soda once a week adds up to 7,800 calories over the course of a year. It may not sound like a ton, but it could be the difference between maintaining your weight and ultimately asking yourself, “when did I gain 5 pounds?” In fact, if you’re regularly consuming soda outside of your fast food fix, you should reconsider that, too. If your workplace has a water cooler, you can fill up for free. Make it your beverage of choice.
  • Repeat the phrase, “I’ll have the single.” Though I don’t consider a fast food burger a nutritional powerhouse, a single burger has sufficient protein to fill you up and isn’t a total calorie bomb. Sure, I’d prefer to see a whole grain bun (fast food chains: Are you listening?), but the small amount of white bread every once in a while won’t do you in. If a single burger sounds too skimpy, steer yourself toward the sides and kids’ menus to look for fruits and veggies. You’ll often find a small salad, a fruit cup or even a whole piece of fruit.
  • Go easy on the fries. I know I’m asking a lot, but hear me out. Even a small order, with nearly as many calories as the burger and all those starchy carbs, won’t do your body any favors. If you can’t live without them, share them with a co-worker. But it’s a good idea to skip the side order most of the time.

So who’s up for a lunch date at Macdonald later?;)

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2 thoughts on “Fast Food Demand is Still On The Rise

  1. This is crazy, amazing that people still prefer no nutrition great taste over nutrient rich food. The, any food anyway mindset may have worked for hunter-gathers but today that doesn’t apply since you can walk down the street and have fast food at your fingertips.

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