Any Good Suggestions to Eat Healthy at Burger King?

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  1. Any Good Suggestions to Eat Healthy at Burger King?


    Hello!

    Any suggestions with healthy foods at fastfood places such as: Burger King, Jimmy John's, or McDonald's?

    I prefer something that's low in carbs but definitely high in protein.


  2. Jared - Are you finally sick of Subway?

    Sorry, coiuldnt resist lol

    I have done the low carb thing for ages.

    Whenever in a pinch, I'd get a few GRILLED chicken breasts and eat them plain (no bun of course) and throw it onto a side salad with ZERO dressing (all dressings are pretty much CRAP, even the low carb ones like ranch)

    When starving or when I am "weak", I'd get 2 PLAIN whoppers and grab a lots of napkins and really pat/sqz the FAT/GREASE into the napkin - you'll be amazed by how much FAT the napkinds will absorb.

    I would request extra pickles to help kill the rest of my hunger.

    Get a decaf coffee with sugar free sweetner to kill the sweet tooth

    Remember that fast food is STILL fast food with al the preservatives and garbage they add to the foods. So, a chicken breast from Burger King is not an exact replica of one made at home. The sodium and added ingredients for taste can hurt you a bit.

    PS: KFC has chicken breasts AND green beans as a side.

    Again tho, the green beans are drenched in FAT.

    Cant win

    Bring a bottle of HEALTHY home made salad dressing you can keep in your car for salads from these places

    PS: Packing your food from home trumps ALL the above
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  3. I totally agree with you, Whacked. I just can't help it
    With chicken and veggies only, I used nutritionix to check the nutrition facts, and the calculator gave me a total carb of 5g (which is good), but the protein is pretty low at 16g. So I added roast beef and it resulted to 34g of protein. Thanks for your suggestion.

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  5. yeah the burgers w/o the bun at wendy's or really any burger joint are always good.....thats a big shot of protein there. Then again, the bun is only about 40 carbs.....not terrible....basically you should stick with burgers or chicken sandwiches with or w/o bun depending on your carb needs....as long as you stay away from the fries, the soda's, the frosty's lol.....its not that bad, and you get a decent amount of protein. SANDWICH ONLY, NO COMBO!

  6. Why would you ever be in a situation where you HAD to go to a fast food restaurant? If I'm ever traveling and in a bind for quick food, I just make my way to a grocery store and pick up some cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, etc.

  7. Salad (might wanna be careful with the dressing though), burger but don't eat the bun.
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  8. And if you can eat em .. Sardines .. Alot of fuel stations (in US) have canned sardines and tuna in em ..

  9. Almost positive hamburger patties from fast food restaurants are injected with trans fats before they're frozen...
    Proud employee of a fast food chain
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  10. A lot of low carbers in here...
    Damn yall scared of carbs huh?
    I have to admit my diet could use some tailoring
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1
    A lot of low carbers in here...
    Damn yall scared of carbs huh?
    I have to admit my diet could use some tailoring
    I love carbs!!!

  12. I like carbs occasionally.....but i'm more of a fat and protein guy. I always end up with a lot of fat and a lot of protein whether I try to or not. carbs make me feel bloated and full most of the time, I just don't get along with them lol. But I make an effort to get a decent amount in there, 100-170 daily.

  13. I eat a lot of carbs it's e/z to eat them
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  14. Smile Salad at ..where else, but Subway


    Tried to build a salad using nutritionix

    Here's my bowl:

    • Cucumbers
    • Lettuce
    • Tomatoes
    • Onions
    • Avocado
    • Light Mayonnaise
    • Swiss
    • Turkey Breast



    Cals: 231.5
    Carbs: 8 g
    Protein: 13 g



    Pretty low in protein..but I can double it
  15. Salad is the perfect one...


    Salads are a good source of proteins. As far as burger is concerned, you can get it anywhere, across the road, highways & the fast food centers.

  16. ??? Salads have next to NO protein unless protein is added (chicken etc)

    Cheese has a LITTLE protein but that's about it

    Quote Originally Posted by Andreywhites View Post
    Salads are a good source of proteins.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    A lot of low carbers in here...
    Damn yall scared of carbs huh?
    I have to admit my diet could use some tailoring
    Exactly what I thought^. I dont know how performance athletes dependant upon glycogen function without carbs. Im going two days at 100g of carbs to deplete a bit before the Christmas fat-fest and I am hurting pretty good.

    For the OP, I think there are a lot of reasons to avoid fast food all together and general health is one of them. I have issues with their food handling practices and for long term physique and general health goals.....I exhaust every option before I go to a burger king or mcd's. But if you are talking strictly physique-wise, there is no real detriment in eating there. As long as you can just fit the food into your normal diet, then eat whatever you want. Main stream fast food has all their macros listed online. So if you have 50g of protein, 50g of carbs, and 20g of fat alloted for the meal, just look it up prior to going to the restaurant and get what you need to hit your goals for that meal. Some of my favorite, in a pinch fast food places are Chic-fil-a and Subway. They are pretty easy to fit into a high protein, mod carb, mod fat diet.
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  18. I don't know that its a carb thing so much .. The food handling and hygiene practices aside .. The average sandwich at Burger King has 30-50 grams of fat (phone app) .. For me .. I can have 60 grams a day .. personally I would prefer they be good fats not the crap they add to make food taste better ..

    Hardees/Carls Jr has a turkey sandwich I have been told is good but I haven't looked at the macros ..

  19. Well, I checked on that

    Burger King

    Specialty Bun
    Breaded Original Chicken
    Lettuce
    Mayo


    Trans fat: 0
    Sat fat: 7.4g
    Carbs: 46
    protein: 24

    And yes, it has a total fat of 39.4 g

    Ref: Nutritionix

    Heard about Carl's Jr as well. So maybe I'll try it sometimes

  20. Quote Originally Posted by SMC USA
    I don't know that its a carb thing so much .. The food handling and hygiene practices aside .. The average sandwich at Burger King has 30-50 grams of fat (phone app) .. For me .. I can have 60 grams a day .. personally I would prefer they be good fats not the crap they add to make food taste better ..

    Hardees/Carls Jr has a turkey sandwich I have been told is good but I haven't looked at the macros ..
    What phone app are you using?

    All these tools are great, work out apps, forums, calorie apps....

    How in the hell you think these guys did it back in the 70s?

    There were no pre w/o drinks or funny little supplements nothing but food and weights. No forums to ask questions. I'm not hating at all, just wish I didn't become so dependent on the easy route, these guys in the 70s got it done back in the day w/o all these fun tools, apps, supplements we have now a days.
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  21. Nutritionix calculator

    It's an online nutrition calculator made to check nutrients on every meal we order from famous restaurants. You can google it !

  22. Quote Originally Posted by jared767
    Nutritionix calculator

    It's an online nutrition calculator made to check nutrients on every meal we order from famous restaurants
    Maybe it's android only.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by AustrianOakJr View Post
    Exactly what I thought^. I dont know how performance athletes dependant upon glycogen function without carbs. Im going two days at 100g of carbs to deplete a bit before the Christmas fat-fest and I am hurting pretty good.
    Glycogen synthesis is an ongoing process in the body. The idea that you NEED carbs to restore glycogen levels is over rated, unless you are a performance athlete (like a runner). Otherwise the body is capable of synthesizing both glycogen and glucose without a constant high dietary intake of carbs.

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  24. Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    What phone app are you using?

    All these tools are great, work out apps, forums, calorie apps....

    How in the hell you think these guys did it back in the 70s?

    There were no pre w/o drinks or funny little supplements nothing but food and weights. No forums to ask questions. I'm not hating at all, just wish I didn't become so dependent on the easy route, these guys in the 70s got it done back in the day w/o all these fun tools, apps, supplements we have now a days.
    Nutritionix calculator

    It's actually an online calculator that's supposed to check the facts behind the meal we order from fastfoods

  25. Fast Food Calorie Counter by Concrete

    My Fitness Pal .. My fitness pal is both on phone and online .. Nice cause my trainer can access it and check my intakes 24/7 while I enter on phone

    In the 70's they ate clean and lots of it .. 6-8 meals a day .. Eggs chicken and beef .. I don't think protien powders were even common then

    While there were McDonalds and Burger Kings they were not a daily food source .. I don't think I had Mc Donalds until I was in college .. (early 80's)

  26. Quote Originally Posted by SMC USA View Post
    Fast Food Calorie Counter by Concrete

    My Fitness Pal .. My fitness pal is both on phone and online .. Nice cause my trainer can access it and check my intakes 24/7 while I enter on phone

    In the 70's they ate clean and lots of it .. 6-8 meals a day .. Eggs chicken and beef .. I don't think protien powders were even common then

    While there were McDonalds and Burger Kings they were not a daily food source .. I don't think I had Mc Donalds until I was in college .. (early 80's)
    im the opposite, raised on the all american diet(fast food, processed crap).....and later switched to all natural foods......BIG DIFFERENCE
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    What phone app are you using?

    All these tools are great, work out apps, forums, calorie apps....

    How in the hell you think these guys did it back in the 70s?

    There were no pre w/o drinks or funny little supplements nothing but food and weights. No forums to ask questions. I'm not hating at all, just wish I didn't become so dependent on the easy route, these guys in the 70s got it done back in the day w/o all these fun tools, apps, supplements we have now a days.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    Dbol and testosterone
    they didnt have test bro............it was deca durabolin back then and dbol/anavar mix

    if you watch pumping iron Lou takes a huge handful of anavar before going to the gym with his dad.........it was legal then

  29. Quote Originally Posted by PVL View Post
    im the opposite, raised on the all american diet(fast food, processed crap).....and later switched to all natural foods......BIG DIFFERENCE
    Ditto. It is a wonder of genetics that I was not a fat kid. Then again we were required to play outside back then. No gaming or internet or anything.
    The grilled chicken bare at any restaurant will do in a pinch. And keep a couple of almonds in a sealed container to stave off hunger.
    Or grilled burgers from certain burger joints.
    Can only speak for myself but I can eat the FF meats by the lb and my cholesterol and blood pressure tests come back fine.
    Body handles it pretty well.
    I eat some chips or actual junk and I have the physical results of an 80 year old stroke and heart attack patient. lol.
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by GuyverX

    Ditto. It is a wonder of genetics that I was not a fat kid. Then again we were required to play outside back then. No gaming or internet or anything.
    The grilled chicken bare at any restaurant will do in a pinch. And keep a couple of almonds in a sealed container to stave off hunger.
    Or grilled burgers from certain burger joints.
    Can only speak for myself but I can eat the FF meats by the lb and my cholesterol and blood pressure tests come back fine.
    Body handles it pretty well.
    I eat some chips or actual junk and I have the physical results of an 80 year old stroke and heart attack patient. lol.

    I can get away with eating anything health wise, just that the fat is what creeps up on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast

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    You got a point there lol.
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