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in lieu of the BDW Biggest Loser Club and all the girls doing WW - i thought it would be fun to post healthy fast food options or how to make fast food healthy - i know so many of us are so busy and rushed!

 

here is mine:

 

Qdoba Qdoba Mexican Grill :: Fresh Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, and Salads Made to Order

i order the Chicken Fajita Burito and i order it Naked (which means in a bowl, no tortilla). they put it over rice and they use white rice which is not good for you at all so here is how i order it:

 

naked chicken fajita burito

over a bed of lettuce instead of rice

extra fajita veggies ($0.49)

black beans

pico de gallo

habanero (on the side)

guacamole (on the side) ($1.49)

 

YUMMY!

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Yum that sounds good! I love Qdoba and get it almost every day for lunch!

 

Q for you, I've always heard brown rice is better for you, but in the grocery the other day I was comparing the back of the white and brown packages. The white had less fat and less calories per serving (same size serving). So what exactly is better about brown? More fiber or something?

 

I like to order a kids meal at fast food places, it's not exactly healthy, but it's way less food than a regular sized meal, plus now at lots of places you can pick a different side instead of fries, like a fruit cup or yogurt or apples. I find that after eating the kids sized meal I'm just as satisfied as if I had the big one only I'm not kicking myself for going overboard!

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Yum that sounds good! I love Qdoba and get it almost every day for lunch!

Q for you, I've always heard brown rice is better for you, but in the grocery the other day I was comparing the back of the white and brown packages. The white had less fat and less calories per serving (same size serving). So what exactly is better about brown? More fiber or something?
i love QDoba! yummmy
anway - white rice is like eating white flour - it spikes your insulin and sugars and usually makes you crave sweets about an hour or 2 later. it is brown rice with the fiber stripped off of it. really bad! you digest brown rice (or any more fiber rich food) more slowly, so it makes you feel fuller longer, helps with insulin spikes and is better for your general health.

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Surprisingly the McDonalds Asian salad w/ grilled chicken is good! When I had it there was a full (hot) chicken breast on top, edamame, mandarin oranges and a packet of low fat dressing...it was excellent and only 320 calories! An awesome website to go to is Weight Loss - Restaurants - Fast Foods - Nutrition Facts - DietFacts.com There are TONS of restaurants on there from Chilis to Wendys...I like to glance at it before I leave for lunch and pre-select what I am going to have (I know...a little crazy!)

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I'm addicted to Subway. They are one of the only fast food places I've found that sell good veggie burgers (I'm a vegetarian, so fast food is difficult unless I want to eat a lot of fries). At Subway, I get the veggie patty on a whole wheat roll without cheese (I don't think ithe cheese they use is that bad for you, I'm just not a fan of cheese), and honey mustard dressing (fat free).

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When I looked at Pei Wei and PF Changs on that website I was SHOCKED. I can put away almost a whole entree and I think there are about 3 servings per plate NOT counting rice. Insane.

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