Guys, how often do you hit up McDonald’s or KFC? And when was the last time you ordered a salad? Yeah, didn’t think so. What could make you look less fly than a big bowl of lettuce and a plastic fork?
So you want to be healthier. Why wouldn’t you? You can look and feel better, have more energy, and pick up girls with half the work. But maybe you don’t have the time or the kitchen skills to cook three healthy meals a day. That’s okay. When you have to have fast food, you can: just stick with some basic smart choices and you’ll be good to go.
Here are eleven fast foods that will keep you looking like Taye Diggs instead of Cee Lo. The best news of all– none of these is a salad.
McDonald’s – Go for grilled food and skip the fries.
Chicken McGrill – This will build some serious muscle if you’re also working out right. Mess with this one after working out, but drop the mayo.
Hamburger – This is a smaller meal you can eat on the cheap. If you’re really hungry, make it a double but make sure to toss the bread.
KFC – Chicken is supposed to be healthy, but when it gets battered, fried, and dipped in sauce, it makes Aunt Jemima’s maple syrup look like Slim Fast.
Original Recipe Sandwich – It ain’t a big bucket of greasy chicken, and it still fills you up. It’s cheaper, too. Hard to argue with that. Get it without sauce.
Honey BBQ Sandwich – Another healthier alternative to the finger-lickin’ madness of batter-fried heart-attack-in-a-bucket.
Grilled Chicken– With fewer calories and fat grams than other options, this is your best bet for a quick meal that won’t undo all your hard work.
Subway – Choose wheat or oat bread. They’re both better for you than white bread, and they’ll fill you up quickly. Skip the mayo and ranch, and go for oil and vinegar.
5. 6″ Roasted Chicken Breast – It has a ton of protein and can really fill you up. To add more flavor to your sandwich, throw on tons of vegetables on top and add a little oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
6. 6” Roast Beef – If you can’t do plain chicken, here’s some meat for ya. Grab as much roast beef as you want. It’s healthy without tasting anything like cardboard.
7. 6” Turkey Breast – One of the lowest calorie foods that still has meat, so stock up.
Grilled Chicken Burrito – When you’re sick of burgers, this may be one of the best. Tons of meat and not a lot of fat.
Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich – Less fat AND more protein. That means more for your guns and less for your gut.
In N Out – If you gotta have some meat, this is the place to go. With tons of choices and less fat than the rest, this is a top pick.
Double Hamburger without mayo – The burgers here aren’t as fatty, so you can get away with a double every once in a while– just watch the sauce. Even better: order it protein style – ditch the bread and top it with grilled onions and vegetables.
All of the above meal choices are high in protein and lower in fat and carbs. This means they’re better for your muscles and won’t end up on your belly. Skip the extra oils, dressings, and sauces. A little won’t kill you but too much might.
It is always better to stick to the sandwich and skip the meals. The soda and fries will turn a healthy meal bad real fast. Go for water, milk, or a diet coke instead of soda, and fruit or salad instead of fries. If you must have it, SMALL is the way to go.