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4 diet-busting fast-food lunches to skip (and what to order instead)

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., July 6, 2010 - 3:32pm

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Brierley asks: What’s your favorite healthy fast-food lunch?


I think she fails to mention the amount of "White" carbs that are in many of these items. One shouldnt be as worried about the fat content as they should the white carbs. These are broken down rapidly in the body, and if your glycogen stores are not low, will spill over and be stored as fat. The typical response to this would be "well what about the calories?!? Fat has 9 cals per gram!". Has anyone noticed why the people who count calories are generally the ones who are overweight, and never find anything that works for them? Being a competitive bodybuilder, I can tell you calories mean nothing, one must count the macro nutrients. If America continues this trend of low fat, with a heap of white carbs they will remain obese.


07/15/2010 - 12:12pm

Subway chicken breast on whole wheat roll, almost every veggie and chipolte to spice it up


07/15/2010 - 4:31pm

Wendy's small chili and side salad.


07/15/2010 - 9:19pm

mcdonalds asian salad has endame and a light dressing (i save even more calories by only using half).


07/16/2010 - 12:03pm

I love Wendy's Chilli. For a great way to save the calories I also always order from the kids menu and before eating I drink lots of water or unsweetened tea. I've lost 40lbs doing this over the course of 6 months!


07/16/2010 - 8:23pm

McDonald's Happy Meal -- small hamburger plain, cut apple side, chocolate milk and toy!


07/19/2010 - 2:49pm

half a portion from anything you order ...


07/20/2010 - 4:32pm

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl


07/21/2010 - 9:33am

My favorite healthy fast food lunch is Mcdonald's bacon ranch grilled chicken salad with low-fat basalmic vinaigrette dressing.


07/30/2010 - 12:21am

"Five Happiness" egg drop soup and steamed chinese dumplings


07/30/2010 - 3:01am

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