Everyone loves a good fast food run. On a busy day, there’s nothing like inhaling a Big Mac, fries and strawberry milkshake to quench the hunger. But according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that quenching has lead to unhealthy results– 53.4 percent of black women 20 years or older being obese.
On the day-to-day grind, pulling over the car for fast food is an easy decision. But the decision to eat unhealthy, fatty foods is also deadly. It takes a little know-how and a lot of restraint to master eating out healthy.
- Small portions rule! If you’re going out to eat choose an appetizer or lunch size as your meal. You can also ask for a to-go box before digging in to save some for later.
- Grilled, steamed and broiled foods are you friends. When sautéed or fried, food also tends to be heavier salted.
- Don’t touch those rolls! They look scrumptious, even irresistible after waiting a long time for your food to come from the kitchen, but just sip on water. You can make it.
- Choose veggies and fruits wisely. A lot of times vegetables are oily and heavily salted for taste. Ask how they’re prepared before you order. Fruit is often sweetened with sugar for desserts.
- Choose the lesser of two evils. If you must have the pasta, get it without cheese or garlic bread. You still can enjoy one without the other.