Fast food and the hCG Diet, not the best bedfellows surely? Well you’d be surprised, with a bit of thought you can actually visit certain restaurants and stick to your regime, but this isn’t the green light for you to rush out and indulge, just a guide if you find yourself when there is no alternative, so here are some suggestions…
The first thing to know is that most restaurant meat portions are double the 3.5oz/100 gram allowed on the HCGA diet. So keep that in mind and only eat a half portion. The only outlets we would recommend (not the best description!) are:
KFC – Grilled chicken, skin removed. Side of green beans.
Jack in the Box – Grilled chicken fingers.
Arby’s – Junior Roast beef, no bun or sauce.
Chick Fillet – SW Grilled Chicken Sallad, remove carrots and cheese.
Chipotle (my favorite) – Steak/chicken/shredded beef with pico de gall on shredded lettuce…yum!
McDonalds – Grilled Chicken patty, side salad (only lettuce), dippers without sauce.
Cracker Barrel – Chicken tender kids meal (ask for the boiled tenders they use in the dumplings as opposed to the grilled). Order the kids meal with the boiled tenders thrown on the grill with no butter or steak seasoning. Sides can be tomatoes or salad menu. They make the salad plate to order so tell them what to leave off, cheese, bacon etc! Also ask for a plate of lemons for dressing/marinade.
Jason’s Deli – Chicken breast on the side plus some of their organic spinach and strawberries on the side.
Carl Jnr’s – Any menu burger “wrapped”. It’s just a hamburger patty wrapped in lettuce, mius all the bad stuff like the bun, cheese and ketchup.
Wendy’s – Grilled chicken sandwich with just lettuce or tomatoes, discard the bread, or plain burger, once again discarding the bread. Mandarin chicken salad, but make sure you ask that the chicken be grilled, it comes with lettuce, mandarin oranges and the chicken, once again ask for a few lemons as a dressing.
Red Lobster – Crab legs and a plain salad.
You see, think clever and you can always stick to the protocol even when your only option is fast food….I’m hungry just writing that!