Cravings will be satisfied after you have finished a small order of fries, and you’ll save over 100 calories when compared with a super-sized order.
Deli-style fast-food chains where you can order a sub or sandwich on whole wheat bread or a wrap are a great option for a lower-fat and lower-calorie option than fried food. But watch those calories!
Many fast-food chains now offer healthy sides in place of French fries or other fatty snacks. Take the healthy option instead of the extra calories.
Order a side salad when eating at fast-food restaurants. You’re less likely to fill up on only the higher calorie items, and the salad will provide some fiber and vitamins.
A candy bar or chips here and there are fine. Try stocking up on nutrient-rich snacks that easily travel in plastic bags for outings. With planning, these nutritious options can be just as convenient: things like dried fruit, energy bars or nuts.
Limit TV, DVD or computer time to less than two hours a day. The rest of the time, go outside. Become a healthy role model for your family.
If the days get too hot for regular workouts, enjoy exercise in small chunks. Forget "no pain, no gain" and focus on the joy of the activity.
Consider a supermarket for your fast-food break. You can pick up fresh fruit or vegetables, as well as other healthy options.
Stock your car with a reusable bottle of water and healthy snacks. Have a small snack before the cravings hit, and you’re less likely to pull into that drive-through fast food outlet.
A tablespoon of regular mayonnaise has almost 100 calories!
Don’t add a sugary, calorie-rich drink to an already unhealthy meal. Water is available everywhere and is good for you. Drinking a large glass of water with your meal will help you feel fuller earlier.