My husband eats fast food when he's sick. He claims that it's "comfort food" and actually helps him feel better. When I hear that, I immediately lose any illness sympathies I had for him and insist that if he's well enough to eat junk, then he's well enough to take out the garbage. Still, he loves it. I'm not as drawn to the taste, but still find myself in drive-thrus and food courts with alarming regularity. My excuse: It's convenient.
Whatever your excuse, fast food is something we're all indulging in. The secret is knowing how to make the right choices and avoid the extra pounds that so often follow these quick and easy meals out.
Fast Food Restaurant and Nutrition facts compared takes the guesswork out of choosing where to eat. The table showing french fries is shocking. Sodium levels vary among restaurants from 135mg to 1530mg for a serving of fries. A regular size serving of fries ranges from 260-730 calories. The actual serving sizes of these "regular" portions vary too, so it's worth looking into. The tables are sortable, so choose what matters to you and your family, then have a look at the facts.
If you're interested in learning how to make better fast food choices you'll find this information very useful. Find your favorite burger or breakfast sandwich, compare the restaurants and make your next food court visit guilt free.