So You're At The Drive-Thru... Now What?

Aug 7, 2014 10:47:33 AM

In the fast-paced society we live in today, it’s inevitable that, as we try to juggle family, work and taking care of our weight loss, the occasional trip to the drive-thru can be a real time-saver. So, for those times when there really is no time for anything else, this guide gives you the healthier options available at typical fast food places will help to ensure that you’re informed about the best choices available.

1. Wendy's Ultimate Grill Sandwich

  • 320 calories
  • 7 grams fat
  • 1.5 grams saturated fat
  • 70 mg cholesterol
  • 950 mg sodium
  • 2 grams fiber
  • 36 grams carbohydrate
  • 28 grams protein

2. McDonalds Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken

(Includes mandarin oranges, almonds, edamame, snow peas, and red bell peppers)

  • 300 calories
  • 10 grams fat
  • 1 gram saturated fat
  • 65 mg cholesterol
  • 890 mg sodium
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 23 grams carbohydrate
  • 32 grams protein

3. Taco Bell Fresco Style Bean Burrito

  • 330 calories
  • 7 grams fat
  • 2.5 grams saturated fat
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 1,200 mg sodium
  • 9 grams fiber
  • 54 grams carbohydrate
  • 12 grams protein

4. Carl's Jr Charbroiled Chicken Salad (with low-fat balsamic dressing)

  • 295 calories
  • 8.5 grams fat
  • 3.5 grams saturated fat
  • 75 mg cholesterol
  • 1,190 mg sodium
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 21 grams carbohydrate
  • 34 grams protein

5. KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich

  • 280 calories
  • 3.5 grams fat
  • 1 gram saturated fat
  • 60 mg cholesterol
  • 780 mg sodium
  • 3 grams fiber
  • 32 grams carbohydrate
  • 14 grams protein

6. Arby's Martha's Vineyard Salad (Not including dressing)

(Includes grilled chicken, diced apples, cherry tomatoes, cheddar, cranberries, and lettuce)

  • 277 calories
  • 8 grams fat
  • 4 grams saturated fat
  • 72 mg cholesterol
  • 451 mg sodium
  • 4 grams fiber
  • 24 grams carbohydrate
  • 26 grams protein

7. In-n-out Hamburger (With onion, mustard, and ketchup, instead of spread)

  • 310 calories
  • 10 grams fat
  • 4 grams saturated fat
  • 35 mg cholesterol
  • 730 mg sodium
  • 3 grams fiber
  • 41 grams carbohydrate
  • 16 grams protein

8. Taco Bell Fresco Style Steak Burrito Supreme

  • 330 calories
  • 8 grams fat
  • 3 grams saturated fat
  • 20 mg cholesterol
  • 1,250 mg sodium
  • 7 grams fiber
  • 48 grams carbohydrate
  • 16 grams protein

9. Arby's Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich (Without mayo)

  • 390 calories
  • 8 grams fat
  • 2 grams saturated fat
  • 25 mg cholesterol
  • 1,563 mg sodium
  • 2 grams fiber
  • 49 grams carbohydrate
  • 41 grams protein

10. Jack in the Box Chicken Fajita Pita (No salsa)

  • 280 calories
  • 9 grams fat
  • 3.5 grams saturated fat
  • 60 mg cholesterol
  • 1,110 mg sodium
  • 2 grams fiber
  • 30 grams carbohydrate
  • 21 grams protein 

Living in a busy world is unavoidable for most of us, but don’t let that effect your weight loss. Taking the time to find out more about healthier options when you’re at the drive-thru can save you time and calories, and as this list shows, fast food doesn’t necessarily need to be loaded with calories and fat if you skip the sauces and choose well. Phen Caps help to keep your appetite at bay before you get home, leaving you less tempted to hit the drive-thru, but another great way to save time and avoid getting over-hungry while you’re on your weight loss journey is to keep supplies of healthy snacks like fruit, nuts and small bags of raw veggies in handy calorie-measured snack packs for those times when hunger strikes.

What are your favorite healthier choices at the drive thru? Let us know by commenting below.

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Laura

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