With the convenience of fast food delivery taking over the country, it’s easy to lose control of your diet. Following is a research done by foodpanda on calorie counts of famous fast food items that inhibit most of us from eating due to concerns of gaining weight.
If eaten in moderation, these fast food items do not impose negative health impacts. Cutting down on order size and a few ingredients in your meal is a smart thing to do if you’re watching out for your weight and planning to keep a healthy body.
While we love chicken in any form, when ordering take out items opt for grilled and skip out on anything oily or fried. Grilled chicken cooks in its own seeping fat. Frying the chicken takes up on extra calorie counts.
On the Menu: Grilled chicken burgers, Grilled chicken with vegetables on sidelines. Two fried KFC chicken pieces with salad. Avoid carbonated drinks, choose mineral water. Instead of French fries, pick potato wedges as they are baked.
Calorie count: 1 KFC Chicken thigh piece contains 290 calories in full with 21g of fat.
An easy and mess-free food item, veggie burgers are a good substitute for beef burgers. If you’re craving a beef burger drop either cheese or mayo to cut the fat. Without the two, your veggie burger will carry 7gms of fat and 20gms with them. Not to mention calorie count will increase if you add both ingrediants.
On the Menu: Veggie bun kebabs, variants of chicken wraps.
Calorie count: 1 potato patty contains 135 calories with 8.3g of fat. Chicken Tikka wrap contains 230 calories in total. Veggie wrap contains 186 calories.
Be careful about your choice of ingredients in sandwiches. Avoid sweet sauces and extra toppings of ketchup and cheese. Ketchup and other dips like BBQ or Sour Cream are boosted with artificial sugar variants. Again, go with grilled chicken and avoid grilled beef. If you’re tempted to try grilled beef, skip mayonnaise and cheese. Substitute diet cokes with water. Diet cokes contain sugar but in lesser amount.
Next time someone tells you pizza is healthy, take their word for it! Always have thin crust pizzas.