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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fast Food or Fast Fat

Some interesting facts about us as Americans and fast food from 2011. 

Did you know:

  • 52% of Americans felt that doing their taxes WAS EASIER than learning how to eat healthy.
  • The average American ate nearly ONE TON of food. 
  • 29 pounds of that was from French fries.
  • 53 gallons of soda.
  • Over 10 billion donuts are consumed in a year.
  • 20% of all American meals are eaten in the car.

Healthy Options for Eating Out:

  • Choose fast food restaurants that offer healthy choices, like fried chick vs. ethnic food. Ethnic fast food will have more low-fat options, unlike fried chicken joints where it's all fried. 
  • Put more veggies on your pizza: broccoli, bell peppers, or zucchini.
  • Stick with regular sized items instead of "super sizing." That $.50 will increase your meal by more than 450 calories and 35 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Balance eating out with healthy meals. If you know you're eating out tonight, have a lighter lunch.
  • Stay away from all-you-can-eat buffets, it's hard not to overeat! 
  • Drink water with your meal instead of soda. 


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