Looking at the modern eating trends we have, you can easily conclude that fast food has bewitched us. That more of the world is getting fatter is enough of a demonstration that fast food is more popular than ever. Bodybuilders are however a disciplined lot. Their desire to better their physique instills in them a sense of restraint when it comes to food choices. The recommendation is always to prepare your own food, and it’s something that many lifters, recreational or otherwise, have taken to heart.
Despite this strong resolve, there are times when the allure of fast food becomes too strong to resist. When you’re pressed for time, or when you need a quick meal to replenish your energy levels when you are on the go, it is the easiest choice. However, you can be shrewd in your fast food choice. There are some options off the menu that are healthier and won’t interfere with your fitness goals. They include:
McDonald Grill Chicken Salad
Listed on the healthy food menu, this quick meal is fairly good. The grill chicken doesn’t get the same deep frying treatment, implying that it is decently lean. It also lacks many of the additives that make it calorie dense. The salad is also good.
The quality that makes Chipotle more popular amongst conscious eaters is its more abundant offering of healthier options. The burrito bowl that comprises of brown rice, chicken, fajita veggies, black beans, and green salsa is especially good. It has loads of fiber and less than 550 calories. For salads, the lettuce, chicken or stake, black beans and fajita vegetables is the most ideal.
Burger King Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich
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Known as one of the lightest options on the menu, the Tendergrill chicken sandwich is also one of the most popular. It has a measly 320 calories, 38g of carbohydrates and a satisfying 31g of protein.
Subway 6” Double Meat Steak and Cheese Sandwich on Wheat Bread
This delectable option from Subway is tasty and very light on the calories. It has about 450 calories with only 50g of carbs and 14g of fat. The wheat bread is good because it is rich in fiber. The honey oat bread is a good alternative.
These choices are great for lunches. Remember to work in the rations into your daily calorie intake to avoid exceeding the daily allowances you have set for yourself.
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