Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day -- it gives you energy to start the day and is linked to many health benefits. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give you a nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals; better weight control; improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom; more strength and energy to engage in physical activity; and lower cholesterol levels.
If you find yourself at a fast-food chain in the morning, always opt for the healthiest breakfast options, or eat a smaller portion and save the other half.
|Restaurant||Worst Choice||Calorie Count||Best Choice||Calorie Count|
|McDonalds||McDonald’s Big Breakfast w/ Hot Cakes||1,090||Egg McMuffin||300|
|Burger King||Double Croissan’wich w/ Double Sausage||700||Egg & Cheese Croissan’wich||320|
|Dunkin’ Doughnuts||Sausage Egg & Cheese Croissant||690||Egg & Cheese on a English Muffin||320|
|Starbucks||Cranberry Orange Scone||490||Egg white, Spinach, & Feta Wrap||280|
|Subway||6” Sunrise Subway Breakfast Melt||540||The Egg White and Cheese Omelet Muffin Melt Sandwich||140|
|Chick-fil-A||Sausage Platter||810||Multigrain Oatmeal||290|
|Jack in the Box||Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito||821||The Breakfast Jack||283|
Lunch and Dinner
With a little bit of effort and willpower, you can navigate your way around the junk food and maintain your healthy diet while on the road. Make the right choices for lunch and dinner and you'll feel healthier and more alert.
|Lunch & Dinner||Worst Choice||Calorie Count||Better Choice||Calorie Count|
|McDonald’s||Angus Bacon & Cheese Burger||790||Hamburger||250|
|Subway||6” Double Meatball Marinara w/ Cheese||860||Jared Sandwich 6” Turkey Breast||280|
|Arby’s||Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich||818||Ham & Swiss Melt||268|
|Wendy’s||Chicken BLT Salad||470||Mandarin Chicken Salad||180|
|Burger King||Triple Whopper w/ Cheese||1250||Hamburger||290|
|Hardee’s||Monster ThickBurger||1320||Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich||400|
|Steak ’n Shake||Grilled Portobello w/ Swiss SteakBurger||770||Single SteakBurger||280|