Healthy Eating Tips

Easy Ways to Cut Calories

The main part of a fast food meal is typically that delicious hamburger, chicken or fish sandwich. Cut calories by:

  • Ordering small or smaller fries (or skip the fries)
  • Ordering water instead of soda
  • Order a small soda instead of a larger size
  • Order sandwiches/burgers without cheese or additional toppings such as bacon
  • Order dressings on the side
  • Split larger items with friends or family members
  • Choose broiled or grilled rather than fried items, like fish and chicken
  • Choose to order fruit or a side salad, not fries
  • Use ketchup or mustard instead of mayonnaise

Save Calories and Money

Save money and calories by ordering just one serving of fries. Split them up among your family. You save a couple of dollars and everyone gets to enjoy a small portion of fries.

When ordering a combo meal, always choose the smallest size. Paying that extra dollar for the next size up may sound like a deal, but it easily adds on hundreds of calories you don't need to your meal.

Skip the soda. Choose tap water. It saves money and calories. Why pay for sugar and water?