Fast Food


"Hey, Not So Fast!"

"Well, they don't call it fast food for nothing. Fast business for fast people equals fast bucks in the pocket for these whopping franchises. Believe me, they know the scenario all to well. "

It is a safe assumption that Ronald McDonald is too busy tallying up how many trillion hamburgers he's served up. The Wendy's guy, Dave what's-his-name, would rather help the old lady at the drive-thru find the beef. And the short, chubby guy with the apron? He's somewhere out back, no doubt, making the early-morning doughnuts, the dark circles forming under his eyes.

Well, they don't call it fast food for nothing. Fast business for fast people equals fast bucks in the pocket for these whopping franchises. Believe me, they know the scenario all to well.

You're whipping down that busy highway, late for an appointment or in a hurry to get to work. Or maybe you're on your way home, knowing well that your refrigerator is as empty as your stomach. Maybe you just don't have the energy to even twist the oven knob.

Nonetheless, you can't help but become drawn to that sign like a horseshoe magnet. Your car dips over the break in the road and your eyes are instantly mesmerized by the golden arches that seem to stretch halfway toward heaven.

You know that Ronald and Grimace and the Hamburgler and those fuzzy, little creatures could care less about the diet your on or the aspirations you hold to deflate the spare tire around your waist.

No, they could give a McNugget. But at times like these, neither do we, as we sharply cut the wheel and screech into the parking lot.

Sometimes theres just no other choice.

But before you go making Big Macs out of doughnut holes, remember, not everything you take out of these tiled establishments has to turn out as a Whopper-sized indulgence. Here's what we mean:

McDONALD'S: The home of the Big Mac and the Filet of Fish has flown the coop. The chicken coop, that is. That's because the relatively new Grilled Chicken Deluxe, without the fattening mayonnaise, stores only - get this - five grams of fat! And it's delicious!

Other wise choices on the menu would be the Grilled Chicken Salad Deluxe with Red French Dressing and an 8-ounce container of Low Fat Milk (12 grams of total fat). Or maybe a four-piece order of Chicken McNuggets, a garden salad with fat-free vinaigrette dressing, and an iced tea (11 grams of total fat). For the breakfast crowd, the low-fat apple bran muffin or the hotcakes (without butter, obviously) are wise choices.

BURGER KING: "Have it your way."

Fine, then gimme a BK Broiler with no mayo (just 9 grams of fat), a BK Side Salad (3 grams of fat) and a strawberry shake (6 grams of fat). Next time, I'll give the BK Broiled Chicken Salad (10 grams of fat) a shot or maybe the BK Garden Salad (5 grams of fat).

WENDY'S: What other fast-food joint sells baked potatoes? 'Nuff said. Hold the butter and the sour cream and you have yourself a wonderful, fat-free source for carbohydrates. Wendy's also has a grilled chicken sandwich that is healthy if you specify the "no mayo, please."

Also, if you have time to unfasten the seatbelt and take a stroll inside, many Wendy's establishments offer a fabulous salad bar, where you can put your healthy diet into your own hands.

DUNKIN' DONUTS: Slam dunk the jelly doughnuts and try some of DD's new low-fat muffins. The low-fat version of Blueberry, Cherry, Apple & Spice, Banana, and Cranberry Orange pack only a gram and a half of fat each, while the Bran Low-fat Muffin holds just one. Even the Low-fat Chocolate Muffin stores a mere 2.5 grams of the fatty stuff. If muffins aren't your thing, most bagels served at DD's range between a gram or two per fat for each bagel. Dunkin's also offers low-fat cream cheese if you can't bear to eat it plain.

DOMINO'S PIZZA: Okay. So maybe you're home now from a brutal day at the office and into the company of your fridge, your stove, and your oven. But really, the last thing you feel like hearing is the clanging of pots and pans. You just slipped off that heavy coat or out of those uncomfortable heels and now you've sunk into the sofa. The telephone is an arm's length away. Your mind says 'no' but you're tummy is definitely saying 'yes'.

Well, Domino's isn't that bad. It could be worse.

Two slices from a large cheese pizza total 9.88 grams of fat. Not the end of the world. Two average pieces of their delicious buffalo wings combine for 4.78 grams of fat. Not the end of the world. Two of their crispy, delicious breadsticks total 6.68 grams of fat. Not the end of the world.

As for a large, thick-pan, four-topping pizza? Well, that's the end of this story.

About the Author

At www.hsfvitamins.com you will save money on the vitamins and fitness products you need to be your best everyday! Learn what to use and when to use it. We have great prices on vitamins, minerals, muscle products, weight loss - everything you need!

Home (Health and Fitness)
Home (Health and Fitness Articles)
Health & Fitness
10 Acne Truths and Myths You Need To Know
3 Easy Dieting Success Tips
3 Easy Ways to Treat Body Acne
5 Great Ways to Burn More Fat Today
Achieve Better Health With Dietary Supplements
Benefiting From a Regular Exhibiting Workout
Benefits of Green Tea
Body Fat Calculation and Health
Breathing Your Way To Health
Calculating Your Calorie Needs
Cracked Up Glossary Of Common Gym Terms
Curb Your Cravings
Dangers of the Scale
Dietary Sources of Vitamins and Minerals
Does Caffeine Raise Blood Pressure
Does Your Current Exercise Practice Increase Or Decrease Your Stress
Dont Blow Your Nose In The Water Fountain
Do Natural Stress Anxiety and Depression Supplements Really Work
Everyone wants to be an underwear model
Exercise for a Healthy Heart
Fast Food
Fat Burning Compatible Foods
Fitness Its A Family Affair
Fitness Muscle Building Know How for Hard Gainers
Five Tips for Optimal Health
Get To Know Yourself
Having Problems Conceiving Try a detox
Head Massage The Right Way For Perfect Inner As Well As Outer Health
Healthy Eating Diet Tips
Health and Fitness for Life
Health and Medical Advice on the Internet Use it Wisely
How Nutritionally Deficient Are You
How to Choose a Personal Trainer
How to Find the Right Yoga Teacher for You
How To Improve Your Mood And Health With Deep Breathing Exercises
Inactive Alert Essential Proteins for Sedentary People
Increase Your Production Of Nitric Oxide
Intelligent Weight Loss is as Simple as 1 2 3
Know All about Power Push Ups
Learn How To Prevent Back Pain At Home Or At Work Today
Lets Talk About Fad Diets
Lipovarin Review How Well Does It Work
Low-Carb The Role of Insulin
Measuring and Monitoring Your Bodyfat Improves Overall Health
Menopausal Weight Gain Products How Well Do They Work
New Advances in the Treatment of Arthritic Pain
Pain Relief Is There an Alternative
Personal Wellness Program
Pineapples The Healing Fruit of the Tropics
Pizza French Fries Beer and Other Diet Foods
Rediscovering Protein - Corrective Action in the American Diet
Run For Your Life Valuable Tips and Advice About Treadmills
Safer And More Effective Than Botox Shocking Results
Savvy Nutrition Seven Simple Ways to Eat Healthy
Secrets to Healthy Weight Gain
Skin Care
Skin Care for Men
Skin Care Products
South Beach Diet Overview
Summer Dieting Tips from WeightLossBuddycom
Ten Of The Best Supplements That Men Need For Optimum Nutrition Today
The Isometric Diet and Balanced Health
The TIME Diet For Women Who Love Baked Potatoes
The Top 10 Most Outrageous Exercises Ive Ever Seen
Turning an Addictive Snack into a Complete Meal
Weight Loss Magic Pills
What Exactly Is Good Nutrition
What is Good Health Part 1
Workstation Health and Fitness for RSI
Yoga Accessories Getting What You Really Need

 

Self Improvement
The Top 101 Experts

You can get your hands on the greatest and most powerful self help resources, quite literally, on the face of the earth for only $27

Click Here to find out how!