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Minimize, not supersize. You can save extra calories and fat grams by eating smaller portions at fast food restaurants. No matter how you serve the food —the more you’re served, the more you’ll eat. It doesn’t matter how hungry you are or what you ate earlier, you generally eat more than you need to if it’s put in front of you.
Water! Shakes and pop contain extra calories. Another way to lower the calories and fat grams in your fast food meal is to drink water. Water has no calories and no fat grams.
Try the light side. Instead of French fries try having a salad. Garden salads contain no fat grams and are over 200 calories less than a small order of fries. Also try to use low fat dressing or no dressing at all to avoid extra calories and fat grams.
Extras, no thanks! Adding extras such as bacon, cheese, and sour cream adds calories and fat grams to your meal. Avoiding extras may help you avoid extra pounds.
Fact: 1 pound of body fat contains about 3500 calories. 500 extra calories a day = gaining 1 pound per week. What could you save by making different choices at the fast food counter?
Fast Foods High in Calories (Based on National Brand Averages)
Large Burger: 700 Cal
Fried Chicken Sandwich: 500 Cal
Large Fries: 450 Cal
Large Shake: 650 Cal
Fast Foods Lower in Calories (Based on National Brand Averages)