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Nov 4th, 2011
Salads are King, Sometimes Salads are always a good selection when you're looking for fare for fast food diets. McDonald's, Wendy's, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A and Burger King all have salads.

 Why Fast Food Diets Are a Hit With Busy People?

If the thought of fast food diets makes your head swivel, it shouldn't. Just because you have to eat at a fast food place periodically, doesn't mean that you have to blast your diet out of the water. In fact, there are actually fast food diets that offer a healthy choice and a walk down calorie reduction lane. Don't get too excited, there are no fried foods on the fast food diet, but there are delicious choices for the busy dieter.

Fast food diets begin by finding the nutritional information for the places you normally stop for a quick bite. Of course, the hamburgers may not be on your menu unless you remove the bun and French fries are history, but there are many nutritious and low calorie meals at your local fast food chain.

Salads are King, Sometimes

Salads are always a good selection when you're looking for fare for fast food diets. McDonald's, Wendy's, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A and Burger King all have salads.

Some of the top salads for lowest calories and highest nutritional quality include Taco Bell Chicken Ranch Taco Salad (Fresco Style) and their Chipotle Steak Salad (Fresco Style), McDonald's Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken, Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad and the Chargrilled Chicken and Fruit Salad.

Wendy's Mandarin Chicken Salad, Jack in the Box Grilled Chicken Salad, KFC Grilled Chicken BLT Salad, Carl's Jr. Cranberry Apple Walnut Grilled Chicken Salad and Carl's Jr. Original Grilled Chicken Salad are also good for fast food diets. Most of these salads are less than 400 calories with over half under 300.

Not all salads are perfect for fast food diets. Some actually contain quite a few calories. If you're trying to lose weight, the Wendy's BLT salad with the Honey Dijon dressing has almost 900 calories and over 53 grams of fat.

The Jack in the Box Chicken Club Salad with Bacon Ranch Dressing has 866 calories and 59 grams of fat. The Taco Bell Chipotle Steak Taco Salad has a whopping 900 calories with 57 grams of fat. Obviously, this is not the best choice for your diet.

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