Food for Living

BETTER CHOICES WHEN EATING FAST FOOD

Sisters, most of us enjoy fast food or find the speed and low cost to be a good fit when life gets busy. In the SisterTalk program you can still eat those foods, but there are healthier and smarter ways to enjoy fast foods while eating less fat and calories. If you eat lunch out or get take-out food a couple of times a week, this can have a big effect on your weight. So, Donna provides us again with tips that will save us from some of the unnecessary calories...

FOR FAST FOOD

  • Skip the cheese
  • Order small fries instead of large fries
  • Order ham instead of sausage or bacon
  • Order low-fat dressing on salads

FOR SANDWICH SHOPS

  • Order a smaller size sandwich
  • Order chicken, turkey, or ham instead of steak
  • Avoid tuna and/or chicken salads with a lot of mayo

FOR CHINESE

  • Try soup
  • Pick more vegetables and less meat
  • Avoid fried foods (fried rice, egg rolls, general tso chicken)

FOR PIZZA

  • Get extra vegetables instead of extra meat
  • Ask for half the amount of cheese
  • Stick with tomato sauces instead of cheese or cream sauces

  • What are your favorites from fast food, and what is your lower calorie fix?