by the Workout Girl

You’re out running errands, and you start to get pangs of hunger. Where can you stop and get a quick bite? How about the convenient fast-food place around the corner? Yes, that will be easy. You peruse the menu and are delighted to see that a “healthy” salad is featured. You reward yourself for choosing a healthy option over all the junk food.

Has this ever happened to you? Would you be shocked to learn that your “healthy” salad might have more calories than the “junk food” items on the menu? It’s true! When fast food is your only option, here are some tips to navigate a menu for healthier options:

At McDonald’s:
Avoid the Southwest Salad with Crispy Chicken (450 calories and 21 grams of fat) — and that’s without dressing, Instead, opt for the Honey Mustard Snack Wrap with Grilled Chicken (250 calories and 8 grams of fat).

At Burger King:
Avoid the Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad with Tendergrill (560 calories and 40 grams of fat) and instead opt for a plain hamburger (240 calories and 8 grams of fat).

At Wendy’s:
Avoid the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad (570 calories and 26 grams of fat) and instead opt for the Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich (390 calories and 10 grams of fat).

Now that you’re making healthier diet choices, why not also build good fitness habits? Head to for new weekly workouts you can do anywhere.
Workout Girl