The key to success on any diet is to prepare in your food advance. But hey, it even happens to the best of us to have to stop by a fast food restaurant! We get into some crazy schedule, running between two appointments, staying late at work or being on the road and we have no time to cook. Don't panic yet! You can still stick to your low carb plan as I have some options to help you make the best choice for your situation.
Avoid processed food if you can
low carb fast food optionsOk so that's no a secret for anyone, processed food is bad for you. In fact, your body stores chemicals in fat and will only use it as its last option. My favorite thing to do if I don't feel like cooking is too grab a rotisserie chicken at any supermarket. They're usually around 5-10$ and some grocery stores even offer organic chicken. If you are on a really low carb diet like the Atkins Diet or following a Ketogenic Diet Menu, you can eat the chicken on a baby spinach salad with half an avocado and a low carb dressing (I like ranch, Peri Peri, Jamaican and even mayo). This way you can be totally out of guilt!
General Tips For Chosing Low Carb Fast Food
Be careful with sauces and dressings! They can be full of sugar and it's where most of the carbs are sneakily hiding, ready to knock you out of Keto.
Chose broiled, roasted or grilled chicken over battered or breaded. If they don't have the option, you can peel off the skin to take off some of the carbs.
Pick a burger and ask for it to be wrapped in lettuce or take off the bun and eat it with a fork. This is one of the best options in most cases.
A lot of fast food chains offer salads with some low carb dressing on the side. This is another really good option.
Take a look at the nutritional value, I will link it for the 15 most popular foods chains bellow.
Best Low Carb Option For 15 Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants