I've already discussed the healthiest choices to make if you find that you have no alternative to eating fast food. Today, we cover four nutritional pitfalls to avoid when eating at a fast-food restaurant.
- Opt out of cheese and condiments such as mayonnaise and tartar sauce, which can add unnecessary (and unhealthy) calories and fat. Use mustard or vinegar to add flavor as desired.
- Avoid anything deep-fried. From chicken to potatoes to onions, deep-fried foods contain altered fats that are pro-inflammatory and detrimental to the body.
- Skip the soda - it has no nutritional value and adds unnecessary calories to an already nutritionally-challenged meal. Order plain water instead.
- We said it last week and it bears repeating - do not order the largest version of an item, or opt for the “next largest” of anything added to your meal!