Most of the time we are too busy at work and just can't find time to cook home meals so we have no choice but to eat at a quick-service restaurant chain like McDonalds. However, if we eat at McDonalds too often, calories will add up and will make us fat and unhealthy. But you can't also starve yourself to death, don't panic you can eat at McDonalds and keep your healthy figure. McDonalds have been offering healthy food options for quite sometime now. They have even been named one of America's Top 10 Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants.
Breakfast - McDonalds have a huge selection of breakfast food items like hotcakes and sandwiches. Yes, most of them are high in calories, good thing they also offer lower calorie foods.
Fruit & Maple Oatmeal: Calories 290, Total Fat 4g, Carbs 58g, Protein 5g, and Sodium 160mg
Egg White Delight McMuffin: Calories 250, Total Fat 7g, Carbs 32g, Protein 18g, and Sodium 800mg
*High in protein foods are beneficial for weight loss.
Salads - Most of McDonalds salads contains chicken, choose the grilled chicken over the crispy. Salads with grilled chicken are significantly lower in calories and fat than the salads with crispy chicken. You can opt to remove the chicken, however it will reduce the protein.
Side Salad: Calories 350, Total Fat 18g, Carbs 24g, Protein 23g, and Sodium 740mg
Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken: Calories 190, Total Fat 5g, Carbs 10g, Protein 27g, and Sodium 580mg
Premium Caesar Salad with Crispy Chicken: Calories 350, Total Fat 18g, Carbs 24g, Protein 23g, and Sodium 740mg
Burgers & Sandwiches – these are items that have the highest calorie content in their menu. Most of these burgers contain 2g of trans fat, which is the total recommended daily intake (American Heart Association). Too much trans fat will have an adverse to your cardiovascular health.
If you are really craving for Burgers or Sandwiches go for the wraps they are low in calorie and low in fat.
Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Grilled): Calories 250, Total Fat 8g, Carbs 27g, Protein 16g, and Sodium 670mg
Ranch Snack Wrap (Grilled): Calories 270, Total Fat 12g, Carbs 25g, Protein 16g, and Sodium 700mg
Check out the Angus Bacon & Cheese, you must really hate your body if you try to eat that calorie packed item: Calories 820, Total Fat 41g, Carbs 64g, Protein 48g, and Sodium 2110mg
Desserts - Most of McDonald's desserts like Hot Fudge Sundae or shakes are high in calories and fat, but there are few items that are low in calories and low in fat.
Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait: Calories 150, Total Fat 2g, Carbs 30g, Protein 4g, and Sodium 70mg
If you are really in a diet then go for the Apple Slices: Calories 15, Total Fat 0g, Carbs 4g, Protein 0g, and Sodium 0mg
As for the drinks, avoid sugary drinks and go for a glass/bottle of water. Also avoid diet Soda it's not good for you as I posted before here.