Recent study reveals that dieting individuals can indulge in certain fast food meals from popular chains
Most people wouldn’t think that fast food - hamburgers, french fries, fried chicken and more - is a good complement to a diet. However, a study conducted by NetQuote revealed this may not always be the case.
Although when confronted with the word “diet”, people think of strict regulation and denying yourself indulgent treats, particularly when it comes to restaurants that are known for serving junk food, some of the most followed diets today have fewer restrictions than you think.
Individuals pursuing a diverse range of diets can enjoy their favorite fast food dishes and without “cheating” on their diets, fantastic news to those of us who cannot live without our favorite fast food chain restaurants.
Surprising number of choices for dieters at restaurants with large, varied menus
NetQuote’s study compared the menus of the five most popular chain restaurants: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-a, and Taco Bell to the typical menus of five of the most followed diets: Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and low-carb.
39 dishes from the chain restaurants’ menus were categorized as being low-carb, including such highly purchased items as McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, Cheesy Roll-Ups from Taco Bell, and Wendy’s Sausage & Egg Burrito.
For individuals following the Mediterranean diet, twenty items are fine to eat: salads from McDonald’s, a panini from Starbucks or chips with cheesy sauce from Taco Bell are all within the frame of accepted meal items.
Vegetarian and pescatarian diet followers have the widest selection of viable meals, with 64 choices for vegetarians and 68 for pescatarians. Vegans have 22 choices, including fruit cups from McDonald’s and salad bowls from Starbucks.