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Healthy meals from fastfoods?

 
 
Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 09:41 am
Hi !

I just need suggestions from you about healthy meal I can order from TGI Friday's, Chipotle or Jimmy John's. I need to have low on carbs and high in protein.

I would appreciate any suggestion

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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 09:46 am
@jsmith767,
Steak.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 09:50 am
@jsmith767,
I think Chipotle has salads for those wanting low carbs - you probably could go on their websites for each of these places and see healthy meals/low carb meals on their menus.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2012 10:51 am
@jsmith767,
You would save a lot more money by fixing the food yourself. You'll spend at least 100% more on the food at restaurants and fast food places.

As for the healthiness of the meals at those places, have you ever looked at the ingredient lists for their foods? There is no such thing as healthy at those places. If it isn't too much in salts, sugars and fats, then it is too much in preservatives and other chemicals.

That said, chicken is probably the most healthy protein at those places if you scrape off all the sauces and remove the skin. Be aware that it is probably still loaded with sodium from brining to give it some flavor.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2012 05:15 am
Stick with the beer and peanuts . . .
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2012 10:47 am
So, this was a scammy spammer thread, after all. Not surprising . . .
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belmarrahealth
 
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Reply Tue 30 Oct, 2012 03:24 am
@jsmith767,
Hi
I think you have to avoid fast food and eat some healthy food. It is better to include salads in your food.
Thanks.
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MilonJones
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:07 am
@jsmith767,
Hello Friends,

Fast food is cheap, convenient, filling, and to many of us it tastes good. Unfortunately, eating just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium, and fat for an entire day or more. Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a host of different health problems. Still, the quick-and-cheap temptation can often be hard to resist. When you're hungry and have only a few minutes (or a few bucks), fast food calls out to you. Yes, fast food is higher in sodium than it should be. Yes, fast food tends to be devoid of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. But, there are some healthier fast-food options out there. You just need to know how to order.
Typically, fast food is low in nutrition and high in trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, and calories. Some examples:
1. One sack of “hash bites” or “potato snackers” from White Castle, for example, contains 10 grams of very unhealthy trans fat. The American Heart Association recommends we consume less than 2 grams of trans fat per day. So in one side order, you’ve just eaten more than five days’ worth of heart-busting trans fat!
2. A single meal of a Double Whopper with cheese, a medium order of fries, and an apple pie from Burger King contains more saturated fat than the American Heart Association recommends we consume in two days.

Best Regards
Milon Jones
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 07:49 am
@MilonJones,
Copied from
http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm
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LucyJames
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 02:06 am
@jsmith767,
Hello Friends,

You might not think so. In fact, you might even think that you can't have a meal that's both quick and healthy. But this isn't necessarily so. An occasional stop for fast food can fit into a healthy diet plan. The key is to choose wisely when ordering fast food.
1. Keep portion sizes small. If the fast-food restaurant offers several sandwich sizes, pick the smallest. Bypass hamburgers with two or three beef patties, which can pack more than 1,000 calories and 70 grams of fat. Choose instead a regular- or children's-sized hamburger, which has about 250 to 300 calories. And skip the large serving of french fries or onion rings and ask for a small serving instead. This switch alone saves 200 to 300 calories.
2. Choose a healthier side dish. Take advantage of the healthy side dishes offered at many fast-food restaurants. For example, instead of french fries choose a side salad with low-fat dressing or a baked potato. Or add a fruit bowl or a fruit and yogurt option to your meal. Other healthy choices include apple or orange slices, corn on the cob, steamed rice, or baked potato chips.
3. Go for the greens. Choose an en-tree salad with grilled chicken, shrimp or vegetables with fat-free or low-fat dressing on the side, rather than regular salad dressing, which can have 100 to 200 calories a packet. Watch out for high-calorie salads, such as those with deep-fried shells or those topped with breaded chicken or other fried toppings. Also skip extras, such as cheese, bacon bits and croutons, which quickly increase your calorie count. If you forgo the dressing, you can find salads for around 300 calories at most fast-food chains. Some examples include McDonald's Southwest Salad, Burger King's Chicken Garden Salad and Wendy's Chicken Caesar Salad.
4. Opt for grilled items. Fried and breaded foods, such as crispy chicken sandwiches and breaded fish fillets, are high in fat and calories. Select grilled or roasted lean meats — such as turkey or chicken breast, lean ham, or lean roast beef.
5. Watch what you drink. Many beverages are high in calories. For example, a large regular soda (32 ounces, or 908 grams) has about 300 calories. Instead, order diet soda, water, unsweetened iced tea, sparkling water or mineral water. Also, skip the shakes and other ice-cream drinks. Large shakes can contain more than 800 calories and all of your saturated fat allotment for the day.

Best Regards
Lucy James
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 03:00 am
You have no f*cking idea what this topic is about. You're just another of those bots. You're like cockroaches.
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belmarrahealth
 
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Reply Mon 5 Nov, 2012 02:25 am
@jsmith767,
Hi
In my opinion fast foods are not good for our health.You have to avoid fast food definitely.
Thanks.
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