The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

Is fast food ever ‘okay’?

If you’re on diet, but you’re looking for a quick meal, life can be tough. You’re forever driving past quick shops and fast food outlets, but you can’t get anything there, because it’s all SUPER unhealthy, right?

Well, not so fast…

You see, one of the main problems with fast foods is the quantities of food that get served. If you order a regular fast food meal you’re getting a burger, fries, and a soda. All of this is going to total well over 1500 calories – that’s too many by far (plus the nutritional content of the fries and soda are very low!).

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But the reality is, if you order a regular-sized, grilled chicken, less saucy burger and skip the fries and soda, you’re only getting around 600 calories, which is much more acceptable on a diet.

Know what to skip!

So the little thing today is knowing what to skip when you are forced to turn to a less-than-ideal meal option. The answer is cut down on the sauces, eat a healthier meat, and leave off the extras. Drink water, and if you’re still hungry, eat a fruit or have a protein shake.

So, yes, you can have a burger if it seems like the only option. But no, that doesn’t mean you should have the whole meal.

The best part? The burger will still taste really great, and you won’t get heartburn from the fries.


Take a look at the articles below for more information on the little things that make a big difference to your weight-loss goals: