Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yummy!! I'm the Fast Food Woman!

Well... I was never a fan of fast food, really. But now, after my band and during my weight loss. I am eating more fast food than ever before. Weird, right? It is actually, cheap and good... and lower calories than we think... if you get the right things. I love Pollo Tropical, which is a fast food chain around me...I am not sure if they are in your area but I can get a boneless chicken breast nicely spiced and grilled for less than $3. and it's only 115 calories... 25.5 grams of protein and no carbs. You could get a salad on the side or a bunch of other different side dishes to make it a combo. I also love Chick Fila... which I thought was off limits but I was thrilled to see the nuggets I love are fairly low in calories and delicious without sauce. They are lightly breaded and fried in peanut oil which is better for you. They have kids meals with 4(2oz-130 calories and 14g protein only 6 carbs) or 6 nuggets(3oz-200 calories, 21g of protein, and only 9 carbs)... you can get 8 count(4oz-270 calories, 28g protein, and only 12 carbs) and the 12 count(400 calories, 42g protein, and 18 carbs)... I started getting the 8 pack but they were a little too much so I get the 6 piece kids meal with a salad or fruit cup, carrot & raisin salad or cole slaw... but I stay away from the delicious waffle fries even though I will have one of my hubby's if he offers it... Boston Market has alot of healthy choices if you can resist the yummy sweet potato casserole. I like Captain D's seafood since they have broiled tilapia or salmon. They also have broccoli, salad, and green beans for healthy sides... I have found alot of side salads on the value menus at most places, I stick to the meats and low carb sides. Most have bottled water too. I never thought I could lose 60 pounds in 3 months eating alot of fast food, but I actually have. Anyway, if any of you all have a favorite healthy fast food meal... tell me. I will add it to my menu... I'm turning into the fast food queen! Crazy!

4 comments:

  1. Hmmm, that is interesting! I think I will check out Chic Fil A sometime. Thanks!

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  2. I think its all about knowing the nutritional info. You'd be surprised at how many "healthy" salads are a full days calories!!

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  3. I LOVE Chic Fil A!! Never knew the nuggets were low in cals. Thanks for the info.

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  4. Most places have nutritional info available upon request... I also use myfitnesspal free ap. On my iPhone.... I check the numbers out ahead of time so there's no shocking surprises... Like when I said one hushpuppy won't hurt abd found out it was 100 calories... If I had known beforehand... I would have saved the caloriesfor something else... Even if you don't want to count calories, knowledge is power and learning to eat healthy means making good choices most of the time, not dieting... It's refreshing to learn this, I used to think counting calories was a diet... But i'm just trying yo live a healthy lifestyle and I don't feel like I'm missing out. I'm thrilled to be at month 3 of my new life. I mean, like Jenny said who would choose a "Healthy" salad if they knew it was 1100 or 1200 calories... Not me! Give me my chick fila!

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