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Mission: survive the drive-thru menu

Updated: Apr 30

Have you ever been in this situation?


You’re on a road trip, or out with family or friends, or maybe on a work trip...and you end up in the fast food drive-thru for the next meal.


You’re thrust into figuring out the least-awful choices in just a few short minutes (seconds?).


Fear not! I have some tips for next time you find yourself on a mission to survive the drive-thru menu!

Drice-thru sign on the side of a parking lot lane
The drive-thru doesn't have to be so scary


The good news is that it’s easier than ever to order a fast-food meal that:


1)    Tastes great

2)    Keeps you on track

3)    Doesn’t leave you feeling regret


But first, I’ve got big motivation to help you make healthier choices… instead of falling back into old habits.


👉 Think about how you’ll feel an hour or two after eating.


Do you want to feel bloated, gross, and wondering why you did that?




Do you want to feel energized, nourished and proud for following through on your healthy eating goals?



Quick & Easy Drive-Thru Survival Guide

●     Focus on lean proteins like chicken or fish that’s baked or grilled (not fried)

●     Bean dishes like chili are another healthier option

●     At Tex Mex or Mexican-themed restaurants, order “fresco style” dishes with pico de gallo and guacamole, instead of sour cream and heavy cheeses/sauces

●     Say “yes” to salads but make sure they aren’t loaded with cheese, sour cream, and fried chicken; choose a lower-calorie oil-based dressing

●     Instead of fries, order fruit as your side

●     Choose wraps instead of burgers with buns

●     If you do choose a burger with a bun, remove the top bun to cut back on highly refined carbs

●     Avoid heavy sauces and mayo

●     Remember that some items sound healthier than they actually are (like parfaits and turkey burgers)

●     When it comes to drinks, go for water, unsweetened iced tea, or black coffee to avoid soda, artificial sweeteners and added sugars


And, if at all possible, game plan BEFORE you order!


With some practice, it gets SO MUCH EASIER to make a better choice.


If you’re looking for support, tips, and accountability for upgrading YOUR fitness and health, subscribe to the BFF email list - that's where I can help even more!


Sometimes, just making the commitment to a coach and a plan can help you stay on track. That way, when you’re in a situation where you may not normally make the healthy choice, remembering that you’ve invested in yourself can remind you to think, “Wait! I can do better."

In the long run, when you’re treating your body right, drive-thru food won't even sound as good any more.


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