New Research Reveals That Your Daily Commute Could Make You GAIN Or LOSE Weight
Imagine this scenario: Its finally the end of your work day. You are exhausted and ravenously hungry.
According to a new study, if you see the Golden Arches of McDonalds or Burger Kings hamburger bun logo on your commute home you are more than likely to swerve into the parking lot!
People who pass a lot of fast food restaurants on their daily commute often have a higher body mass index (BMI) than those who arent confronted by the endless temptation.
BMI measures an adults body fat using their height and weight. Click here to calculate yours (if you dare).
But who can blame you?! After a long day at work your stomach is growlingplus the smell of French fries! Who wants to start chopping and cooking after a frenetic day at work anyway? You deserve a break today, right?
So what are you to do to avoid those fast food restaurants and that weight gain?TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight While You Snooze!
Sure, you could completely change your commute route. Or you could exercise extreme willpower and forgo all of them all of the time.
But you shouldnt have to change your driving routeand really, its quite difficult to entirely avoid roads with fast food restaurants… and their sensual photos of food and the delicious aromas beckoning you. Its an assault on your weary and starving senses.
Healthier Fast Food Menu Choices
There are actually some healthy mealsor at least lower calorie onesthat you can order at just about all of these fast food restaurants. Choose wisely, and you can avoid being another high BMI commute victim.
Most of the restaurants have nutrition information and calories on their websites so you can look ahead of time to choose your best option.
Here are some of some better food options that wont leave you feeling guilty, bloated, and terrified to step on your scale.
Healthier Choices At Dunkin Donuts
Sure, those pretty donuts look ridiculously delectable and the frothy and sugary coffees are divine but unless its your cheat day, you might want to opt for:
- A Multigrain Bagel
- Veggie Egg White Sandwich
- Veggie Egg White Wake Up Wrap
- Cold Brew Coffee
- Dunkin Scramble Bowl
Healthier Choices At Burger King
Here are several chicken meals and other entrees that wont make your BMI skyrocket:
- MorningStar Veggie Burger (looking yummy with the tomato, lettuce, pickles, and condiments!)
- Chicken Garden Salad Choose the least fattening dressing, and be judicious when you add it to your salad. Go for oil and vinegar, or balsamic, and nothing with the word creamy!
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Bun
- Side salad (if you just need a little something to get you home)
Healthier Choices At Taco Bell
If youre in the mood for something Mexican(ish), Taco Bell has some great food to choose from:
- Veggie Power Menu Bowl
- Veggie Power Menu Burrito
- Bean Burrito
- Black Beans & Rice
- Cheesy Bean & Rice
- Spicy Tostada
Healthier Choices At McDonalds
Mmm, parfaits and smoothies!
- Artisan Chicken Sandwich
- Southwest Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Side Salad
- Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
Healthier Choices At Wendys
Wendys has some wonderful salads and chicken. I think I gained 10 pounds just by looking at the triple patty cheeseburger photos, though… so dont even glance at them!
- Chicken Crispy Sandwich
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich
- Grilled Chicken Wrap
- Berry Burst Chicken
- Caesar Side Salad
- Garden Side Salad
Healthier Choices At Panera Bread
Panera has a lot of healthy and tasty items that arent terribly fattening:
- 10 Vegetable Soup
- Low-Fat Chicken Soup
- Baked Potato Soup
- Summer Corn Chowder
- Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad with Chicken
- Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa
Healthier Choices At Starbucks
Starbucks has lovely low-calorie bowls, sandwiches, parfaits, and Mercato items:
- Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich
- Grilled Chicken & Cauliflower Tabbouleh
- Chicken & Quinoa Protein Bowl
- Berry Trio Parfait
- Mango & Coconut Yogurt Bowl
- Vegan Superberry Acai
Healthier Choices At Subway
Subways fresh ingredients are on display. Here are some options that are healthier than the subs:
- Turkey Breast Wrap
- Veggie Delite Wrap
- Turkey Breast Chopped Salad
- Tuna Chopped Salad
- Veggie Delight Chopped Salad
Healthier Options At Chipotle
Chipotle has a fancy nutrition calculator with a pie chart of fat, protein, and carb percentages! Try these menu items for a healthier meal:
- Paleo Bowl
- Vegan Bowl
- 3 Vegetable Tacos
- All of the Salads
- All of the Burrito Bowls
- All of the Rice & Beans
Healthier Options At Dominos Pizza
Dont think about gooey cheese and your favorite pizza toppings! There are lower calorie foods on the menu that wont make you feel like youre bursting out of your pants:
- 1/2 of a Mediterranean Sandwich
- 4 Plain Chicken Wings
- 4 BBQ Chicken Wings
- Classic Garden Salad
- Chicken Caesar Salad
Healthier Options At Sonic Drive-In
Ice cream and milkshake warning! If you cant go to Sonic without ordering their signature ice cream or milkshakes, just keep driving!
- Grilled Chicken Wrap
- Veggie Burger (some locations)
- Grilled Cheese
- Corn Dog on kids menu
- Jr. Burger on kids’ menu
As you can see, there are plenty of less fattening options at fast food restaurants. The next time the temptation gets to be just too much or you head out to lunch with your coworkers opt for one of these healthier options to avoid packing on the pounds.
How To Avoid Fast Food Altogether… Without Changing Your Commute Route
But you dont have to give in every time. There are plenty of easy ways to avoid fast foodwithout depriving yourself.
For example, its super easy to bring nuts, fruit, pretzels, popcorn, a fruit bar (Lara Bars are natural), low-calorie chips, or other healthy snacks to eat in your car. Infused or plain water can fill you up during your ride too.
Its similar to keeping your home pantry and fridge stocked with healthy foods and snacks. When youre starving and vulnerable, you might be susceptible to grabbing anything in your visual path.
Eating right is about being prepared. Its like defensive driving!
You will be bombarded by unhealthy choices out in public. If you have something else to snack on, you wont veer into a haven of fried foods and excessive portions.
There are people whose jobat least 40 hours per weekis to make their food irresistible! They spend hours on photo shoots and then in editing sessions just to make their food look so delicious that only those with the greatest willpower can forgo their temptations.TRENDING: This Massive Mistake Melted 48lbs Off Her Body (Click Here to See How)…
Of course, you can have fast food sometimes. But its often simply easier to stay healthy and at a healthy weight if you dont frequent those restaurants.
Order the healthiest available options when you do stop in… or be armed with your own snacks so you can resist the urge to devour fried and processed delights!
Another Simple Way To Avoid Gaining Weight And Even Lose More Weight Fast
Like I mentioned
Change your commute if at all possible to avoid passing fast food restaurants.
I knowtheyre EVERYWHERE!
But if theres a route that takes an extra couple of minutes where you cant just turn into the Golden Arches or to visit the Colonel
Youll take that option off the table (literally).
However if thats NOT an option
And theyll help right the ship if you do happen to give in to temptation.
And one of them is so easy, you can do it with the flick of a wrist or push of a button: