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I basically LIVED in mcdonalds sinc ei was like 5 haahah, what are some healthier choices i can make if my only option of food is a fast food place [i.e when family goes to buy dinner]

Sun. Jul 22, 9:27pm

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These are my old standbys at fast food restaurants.

MDonalds- Grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo. Pretty good actually. Unfortunately I don't like much else there.

Wendy's-Grilled Ckn sandwich, chili, salads, plain baked potato

Taco Bell- Fresco Style chicken soft tacos, Fresco style steak soft taco.

Arbys- Market Fresh turkey sandwich, no mayo no sauce, grilled chicken sandwich

Good luck! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 9:33 PM

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Try going to and doing a search for fast food (or any restaurant you're particulary interested in). I know she endorsed the McD's grilled chicken southwestern salad the other day.

Sunday, July 22, 2007, 11:25 PM

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Mc Donalds has alot of good chioces now They have 3-4 kinds of salad myfavorite is the maridian salad with paul newmans light dressing. There is also yogut and fruit slices yougurt and gronala. A egg mc muffin insn't that high in pionts the ice cream is low fat 3 pionts on WW there sundae is 6 pionts. Mc Doanlds isn't the place you want to go to everydayBut there are healthy chioces there! I think it might be fattening but I love there ice coffe. You could also have that new ice cream soda with diet coke.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 1:54 AM

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Jack in the Box - Chicken Fajita Pita with fresh salsa is really good and I believe was under 300 calories

Monday, July 23, 2007, 5:00 AM

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Not all Americans eat fast food. For instance, I have not stepped foot in a fast food restaurant in over 7 years. Neither have many of my friends. We do live in an urban area where there are plenty of other food options, however.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 9:16 AM

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Not all Americans, but most, I would say. I am European too, but I have lived in the USA since the age of 6, and American's eating habits not only disgust and offend me, but sometimes make me really laugh. How about your family learns to cook?

Monday, July 23, 2007, 9:31 AM

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I agree 9:31

The average Ammerican family eats out anywhere between 4 and 5 times a week, and maybe it is not just McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut ........ but it is also restuarants like chilis, or TGI Fridays, and these places have just as fattening food (if not worse) because the portions are oversized.
There really needs to be a mass education on proper eating (including the value of eating at home).

Monday, July 23, 2007, 9:56 AM

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Another Dining Out Option..

If you live near a Baja Fresh, they have an amazing Baja Ensalada with Grilled Shrimp.. And they give you a good amount of real shrimp, not little tiny pieces... Its so good and so low in calories and fat..

Monday, July 23, 2007, 10:10 AM

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I second that there needs to be mass education on proper eating and that to really eat properly, most food needs to be prepared at home. That being said, I usually go out to dinner once a week, but never fast food or places like Chili's TGI Friday's, etc. I, like a previous poster, live in an urban environment (Washington, DC) where there are tons of good, quality restaurants. If you don't live in a city, or relatively close to one, you may have a hard time finding good quality restaurants. Fast food and/or TGI Friday-esq restaurants may be your only option. Then, you need to know what's the healthiest option.

Monday, July 23, 2007, 10:45 AM

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