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Healthy Eating Tips When You’re On the Road

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With Memorial Day on the horizon and summer travel on the rise, it’s hard to stick to a diet when you are starving and there is nothing but fast food joints in sight.  With more than 70% of people this year opting for “drive there yourself” travel solutions, even more people will be facing potential diet busters on the road and in airports.

However, eating healthy is not as difficult as you think with a little know-how and insider nutrition tips.  To help summer travelers stay healthy, Surgex, a leading nutritional supplement line that assists elite athletes in their performance and recovery, has put together some helpful Fast Food Tips with their Chief Science Officer Carl Germano (RD, CNS, CDN).

Here are healthier meal choices you can order at some of the popular fast foods joints so that no matter where you are, you will always have good options.

Healthy Fast Food Tips

McDonald’s

Instead of:          Sausage Egg McMuffin (450 calories)

Try:                        Fresh Fruit and Nut Oatmeal (290 calories) or Yogurt Parfait (160 calories)

Dunkin Doughnuts

Instead of:          Sausage Egg and Cheese on a Croissant (690 calories)

Try:                        Egg White Veggie Wake-up Wrap (150 calories)

Wendy’s

Instead of:          Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich (500 calories)

Try:                        Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich (370 calories) or a Grill Chicken Go Wrap (260 calories)

Burger King

Instead of:          Whopper Hamburger with Cheese (710 calories)

Try:                        Tender Grill Chicken Sandwich (470 calories) or Veggie Burger (410 calories)

Convenience Store

Instead of:          Potato Chips (avg. 140 – 250 calories)

Try:                        Smartfood Popcorn (100 calories)

Carl Germano is the Chief Science Officer of Surgex and a Member of the NY State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.  He is also a registered, certified clinical nutritionist. With over 27 years of experience using innovative, complementary nutritional therapies in private practice, he has dedicated his efforts to research and product development for the dietary supplement and medical foods industries, where he has been instrumental in bringing unique nutritional substances and formulations to the health/dietary supplement industry.

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