Over the past two or three months I’ve taken notice to a common theme around fitness boot camp. The theme is life is very busy and as a result you don’t have time to plan meals and even cook dinner on a lot of nights. It’s easier to go through a drive through and pick something up. With that said, I want to help you make better choices when eating out.
There’s no secret that my 4:30 PM class has a fondness for Sonic. So let’s visit fastfoodnutrition.org and find some things you can eat at Sonic and still lose weight. I’ll be honest I went into this thinking that finding something at Sonic would not be that big a deal, but it was. A regular Burger with a bun is between 600-700 calories dependent on what you put on it. The enlarged buns they use carry a whopping 200 calories of nothing more than 46 grams of pure simple carbohydrates ready to drive up sugar and insulin levels and be stored as fat. So what do you do?
You basically have about 4-5 not so great choices. You can go with the regular burger and have them put it on lettuce instead of a bun. Now you’re down to 400-450 calories which is doable for most. You could have the Jr. Cheese Burger for 380 calories or remove the bun and lower the carbs 32 grams and calorie count to 260. The grilled chicken wrap could work but it’s still 430 calories and 42 grams of carbs. The Jr. Breakfast Burrito could work at 280 calories and 23 grams of carbs. On the drink side of the house you basically have water and milk with everything else loaded with sugar or artificial sweetener.
Let’s just say Sonic is not fat loss friendly with most meals ranging from 600-1400 calories and all are loaded with simple carbs which spell disaster for weight loss.