following is a representation of fast food nutrition
data from some national chains. Data was gathered
from each chain's website. The listings will give
you an idea of what fast food with a lower fat content
may be available from other restaurants in your
area. We are not listing all items, just the items
that are under 10 grams of fat. As you can see,
there is not a whole lot out there.
usually have been included in the listings so you
may substitute or delete these items from the total
count. Cheese, bacon and regular mayonnaise have
been included separately in some instances. When
you start adding on these items, it is easy to see
how fast your fat grams, calories and cholesterol
can escalate. Please remember, portions are small
on some items like pizza.
Fast food IS NOT A HEALTHY WAY TO EAT and should
never be used as a regular means of sustenance.
If at all possible find a more healthy alternative.
Be careful, most or all of the items served are
also excessively high in sodium and in added sugar.
If you are on a low sodium diet or a low sugar diet,
be extra aware of these counts. Your
best choices USUALLY will be dry salads (with NO
added cheese, bacon or dressing unless the dressing
is in a packet and labeled as low fat or fat free)
and grilled chicken items - and remember watch that
you really love your kids, take the time to educate
them that a steady diet of this stuff can kill them
as well as contribute to the epidemic of obesity
that faces children today. Parents need to be aware
that this stuff is just as deadly as cigarettes
and drugs, possibly more so. Don't you find it shocking
that we are seeing a wave of children who are suffering
from high blood pressure, who have not even gotten
out of grade school? It is understandable when you
note that the food choices offered in most public
schools today are nothing more than . . . FAST FOOD
laden with fat, sodium and sugar!