Fast Food Makeover: Your Guide To Making Healthier Choices

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Are you tired of feeling like a bloated balloon after munching on fast food? Say no more! Let's transform your fast food choices into something healthier - without sacrificing taste.

Fast food and take-aways are packed with highly processed foods, unhealthy fats and refined carbs that can quickly knock us off the weight loss wagon. But fret not! You don't have to give up fast food altogether. Making healthier choices is easier than you think; it all starts with knowing what options to choose.

Here's a four-step quick-start guide and checklist to help you out:


Did you know that many fast-food joints now offer tasty salad options? Yep, you heard it right! So next time you're in a rush but don't want to compromise your health, give the humble salad a chance. Just make sure to go easy on the dressings and toppings! Instead, choose grilled chicken for that much-needed protein punch and throw in a variety of colourful and crunchy veggies. Trust me, your taste buds (and your waistline) will thank you!


Say goodbye to greasy, calorie-laden fried foods and embrace the sizzle of grilled options! Did you know that when food is fried, the high heat causes the water content to evaporate and escape as steam. Then the oil used for frying is absorbed into the food, adding a whole bunch of unwanted fat and calories. Boo!

Grilled foods retain more of their natural nutrients, making them so much better for you. Try swapping fried fish for grilled with your Friday night Fish n Chips, or swap fries for grilled veggies or salad with your next burger. 


Why settle for a boring, bland sandwich when you can transform it into a nutrient-packed masterpiece. Try pairing the usual meaty suspects with some fresh greens, roasted veggies, or even mushrooms to give your sandwich a healthy boost. Feeling adventurous? Toss in some grilled broccoli or roasted carrots for an extra crunch. And let's not forget about the spreads – avocado or creamy hummus can add a burst of flavour to your sandwich without adding any guilt. 


Making healthier choices at fast-food restaurants is easy when you know what to look for. Want to avoid a saucy situation? Skip the added dressings to cut down on extra calories. But if you can't imagine your burger or wrap without a creamy sauce, just ask for it on the side. You're in control! With these simple swaps, you can enjoy a take-out treat without the guilt trip.

10 Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Fast Food Game:

  1. Make a list of your favourite fast-food restaurants that offer healthy swaps 
  2. Plan ahead and decide what you'll eat before arriving at the restaurant
  3. Swap fries for a side salad or fruit cup
  4. Swap sugary drinks for water or go sugar-free
  5. Choose grilled options over fried
  6. Load up on veggies by adding extras to your sandwich or wrap 
  7. Opt for whole-grain buns or wraps 
  8. Ask for sauces or dressings on the side and use them sparingly
  9. Split a meal with a bud or save half for later
  10. Don't be afraid to customise your order to make it healthier!

Alright, amigos! Now you're armed with the knowledge to conquer the fast food world with healthier choices. It's all about being savvy and thoughtful about what you're putting into your body. Don't forget, balance is key - you don't have to swear off your favourite fast food entirely. Just enjoy them in moderation, okay?

Your body will thank you for it!

Emma x 

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