About Calories in Fast Food Takeout Meals
Calories in Fast Food
The calorie content of many takeout meals can be huge. A double hamburger with cheese can contain over 1000 calories while a regular hamburger contains about 350 calories and a cheese burger about 380 calories. Sides like French fries vary between 250 calories (2.5 oz) to 600 calories for a Kings Size serving (7 oz). For specific details of the calorie and energy content of different types of fast food takeouts, click the foods below.
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Energy Content of Fast Food Takeouts
If you need to reduce weight, fast food is not a good food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as it has a high fat-calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of takeout fast food. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Understanding diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Fast Food
How To Save Calories
Calorie reduction tip: If you are counting calories for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to eat less fast-food and takeouts. Of course any exercise workout helps to increase your calorie deficit and thus allows you to eat a takeout with less risk of gaining weight.
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