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  • McDonald’s: Foods You Must Avoid For Your Weight Loss Goal

    Almost all of us love to dine at McDonald’s. But most of its food items are unhealthy for anyone who wishes to lose weight. Here’s a quick guideline to help you avoid ruining your weight loss goal.

    October 29, 2013 | Related: ,


    McDonald’s Food Items That May Ruin Or Help Your Weight Loss Goal

    Dining at McDonald’s means you’re ordering and eating foods with high amount of calories. Unfortunately, according to market figures, more and more people are opting to eat from a fast-food chain. One of its reasons is that these people don’t have the time to prepare their breakfast or meals at home. As a result, they just grab it on the go.

    This is also the reason it’s harder to lose weight when you’re always on the go. Fortunately, even if you’re at a fast-food chain, you can still have healthier food option. Your goal here is to look for items that contain high amount of fiber and protein but low in saturated fat or total fat.

    Visiting the official website of McDonald’s will help you better understand the nutritional content of each of the foods it offers. And when you do visit it, you’ll surely be disappointed. You can only find a few items that fit the bill.

    Here are the items that you must avoid when you’re trying to lose weight:

    1. Double quarter pounder with cheese

    McDonald’s: Foods You Must Avoid And Eat To Avoid Ruining Your Weight Loss Goal




    It’s meaty. It’s tasty. And it’s packed with 740 calories per serving. It has 42 grams of fat that can surely clog your arteries. Plus, it’s very high in sodium.



    2. The Big Mac

    McDonald’s: Foods You Must Avoid And Eat To Avoid Ruining Your Weight Loss GoalIt’s one of our favorites but this food option from McDonald’s is one of the worst choices when you’re planning to lose weight. Keep in mind that this item is actually two hamburger patties, with three pieces of bun. It has creamy sauce that’s loaded with calories. All in all, it has 540 calories with 29 grams of fat. If you order two, then you’ll end up consuming more than 1,000 calories in just one sitting. Remember that weight loss routine requires for you to consume not more than 1,500 calories but not less than 1,200 calories. If you have 1,080 calories from Big Mac, then you’re left with only 420 calories more in a day.

    3. Large fries

    McDonald’s: Foods You Must Avoid And Eat To Avoid Ruining Your Weight Loss Goal



    Admit it. The crunchiness and the taste of fries make you want to order larger option. But you’ve to remember that one large-sized fries has 500 calories and 25 grams of fat. That’s more than enough to clog your arteries with fat.



    4. Crispy chicken club sandwich

    It may contain romaine lettuce leaf and wheat bun. But it’s still filled with 630 calories. It’s not great for your weight loss goal.

    So what should you order when you’re at McDonald’s?

    1. Regular hamburger

    It’s only 250 calories. It gets our thumbs up if you want to lose weight.

    2. Filet-O-Fish

    McDonald’s: Foods You Must Avoid And Eat To Avoid Ruining Your Weight Loss Goal




    It has only 380 calories. With one serving, you’ll feel satisfied through its fried fish filet and cheese. But don’t order more as it negates its positive factor.


    3. Small fries

    Instead of consuming large fries, why not try its small option. It has only 230 calories with 11 grams of fat. Not bad for your weight loss goal.


    No matter what food items you order at McDonald’s, you must always consider the amount of calories you consume from having one serving. The key here is moderation.

    About the author

    Girlie Napatal Girlie is a licensed physical therapist in the Philippines. She learned about her condition in the year 2003. She’s now in heaven. RIP.

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