The Fast Food Diet

Anna Taylor

The Fast Food Diet

**What is the claim of the Fast Food Diet?

The claim of the fast food diet is that by eating healthy fast food choices everyday, it is possible to lose weight.

**What fast have you learned from this diet that might make you suspicious of this claim?

Oddly enough, I couldn't find anything that would make this diet seem like it wouldn't work. It simply states that you can eat at fast food places whenever you want, but you will be reducing calories by only choosing the healthiest choices of foods.

**What can you eat, and what is forbidden?

During this diet, you are only supposed to be consuming 1500 calories, a maximum of 15 grams saturated fat, and 5-6 servings of fruit or vegetables. some options include...

-->Starbucks- egg white, spinach, and feta wrap, coffee, and an apple.

-->Dunkin Donuts- Egg White, turkey sausage or veggie flat bread, a banana

--> Subway- Egg white with veggies on wheat bread.

**How does it compare to the food pyramid?

If you perform this diet correctly, you will be consuming everything that you need.

**Why might people who want to lose weight be vulnerable to the claims of this diet?

People may be vulnerable to this diet because that it suggests that eating healthier and lighter portions can cause weight lose over time.

**What might some long term health issues be if someone stayed on this diet for a long period of time?

There isn't really any serious long term health issues that can be caused by this diet.

** You'll eat three meals and two snacks a day, all purchased from various fast-food and chain restaurants or convenience stores.

Choices include Burger King French Toast Sticks, Panda Express Beef and Broccoli, McDonald’s Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken, and even a Double Chocolate Chip Cookie from Subway.

Fried foods are not part of the plan, so you’ll have to say goodbye to the fries. Sodas sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup are also off-limits.

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