The festive holiday season is looming and if you are determined to go out for dinner without paying for it on your waist, then you may think that a Nando or KFC is off the cards.
According to a chicken-loving personal trainer, however, you can still eat at the famous chains without jeopardizing your calorie intake.
Graeme Tomlinson, 31, from Aberdeen, aka The fitness chef, has claimed that Nando & # 39; s has a lot to offer to people on a low-fat diet, and has even revealed the healthy menu options to go to – and the ones to avoid, such as the plague.
He also reveals options for those hoping for a quick dinner at KFC, McDonald's and Burger King, trying to show that fast food is good in moderation.
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Nando & # 39; s don't have to be a no-go when you are on a diet. Personal trainer Graeme Tomlinson, 31, from Aberdeen, known online as The Fitness Chef, said there are plenty of options if you are looking for a lighter meal
Sinner, sinner chicken dinner! Graeme warned for side-dishes and appetizers that were high in calories, which could lead to meals with more than 2000 calories – with the biggest offender large fries, a significant 1256 calories
Fino pitta is not fino if you are trying to lose weight, with the chicken and salad dish that contains no less than 778 calories per serving
The fitness chef says that if you try to lose weight, you should opt for the quarter chicken leg or butterfly chicken, which contain only 256 and 352 calories respectively.
For vegetarians, the best option is the super-green burger, which is only 422 calories, while the apparently healthy mushroom with mushrooms and halloumi is one of the most caloric options on the menu with 681 calories.
For those who are fans of getting their chicken on the road, KFC also offers options for those who want to trim.
The regular popcorn chicken of the chain is only 135 calories, while three hot wings are only 225 calories.
But if you hope to keep the calories away, stay away from the Mighty Bucket that contains 1275 calories and the sugary milkshakes that are up to 380.
For those who are fans of getting their chicken on the road, KFC also offers options for those who like to trim. Their regular popcorn chicken is only 135 calories, while three hot wings are only 225 calories. If you hope to stay current, avoid the Mighty Bucket, which contains 1275 calories and the sugary milkshakes that contain up to 380 calories
And it's not just KFC, those who want to rush to Burger King for a quick dinner, should choose the hamburger, with 250 calories, or the crispy chicken salad, with 210 calories.
The highest calorie options on the menu are the Bacon King burger with 1040 calories and the Big King XL with no less than 1010 calories.
If you add a large fries, at 400 calories, your meal can quickly rise to around 1500 calories – almost the full intake of an adult for the day.
Meanwhile, for McDonald & # 39; s fans, the McChicken Sandwich, Fillet-O-Fish and six nuggets come in at 388, 329 and 259 calories respectively.
While their famous Big Mac contains 508 calories, a quarter-pound and signature classic is higher with 518 calories and 698 calories.
The Big Tasty and bacon are no less than 850 calories, while the grilled chicken and bacon salad is the lightest menu of the item – with just 204 calories.
Those who want to rush to Burger King for a quick dinner should choose the Hamburger with 250 calories or the crispy chicken salad with 210 calories. The highest calorie options on the menu are Bacon King burger with 1040 calories and the Big king XL with 1010 calories
For fans of McDonald's, the McChicken Sandwich, Fillet-O-Fish and or six nuggets with 388, 329 and 259 calories respectively. While their famous Big Mac contains 508 calories, a quarter-pound, signature classic comes both higher than 518 calories and 698 calories
He wrote on his Instagram page and said: “This assortment of slides is not an approval of fast food, nor is it a shame as a food choice.
& # 39; Instead, it's just a selection of food from some of & # 39; the world's favorite fast food chains. This message is therefore an objective ranking of basic nutrition information & # 39;
& # 39; For optimum health, excessive consumption of fast food will not be particularly beneficial. But if consumption is moderate and accompanied by a general supportive nutrition process, it can have a pleasant position in life.
He went on to say how the public should be aware of the total energy consumed in a Nando because it will allow individuals to have a successful diet.
& # 39; Once the hard nutritional facts of a Nando & # 39; s meal have been understood, previous and subsequent nutritional names can be adjusted to accommodate what is likely to be a high-calorie meal in happiness and calm control, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Such & # 39; n food episode can be guilt-free and enjoy the serene knowledge that the fruits of the overall diet will produce progress. & # 39;
Graeme Tomlinson, also known as The Fitness Chef, has analyzed the caloric offering in Nando's most popular dishes and told how it goes better than many other express chains
Choose well and the chain can serve high-protein, lean chicken, which is a good choice if you keep an eye on the kilos
And although most of the chicken is lean and low in calories, Graeme warned of side-dishes and appetizers that were high in calories, which could lead to meals with more than 2000 calories.
While Peri-Peri nuts are often seen as a small snack to grab before the main meal arrives, the small portion contains as many as 793 calories, while a large chip requires 1256 calories – more than half an adult female needs per day .
NANDO & # 39; S: LIGHTEST AND HEAVIEST DISHES
The lightest: A quarter of chicken legs only has 265 calories
The heaviest: A whole chicken with large fries has the combined calories of 2412
Meanwhile, the hummus, pitta and peri peri drizzle is 819 calories, while a large spicy rice is 492 calories.
Those who opt for a healthier option can opt for a spicy spinach, with just 98 calories, or some long-stemmed broccoli, which is just 24 calories.
Graeme added: & # 39; Compared to many express establishments, consumption of chicken, combined with assortments of nutritious foods, can cause Nando & # 39; s to & # 39; s fat loss & # 39; alternative. And this can be quite valid if it is enjoyed.
& # 39; Cases such as the accumulation of 1/2 per peri peri hummus starter, ten wings, regular chips, macho peas and extra sauce = a calorie intake of 1845 nutrients including calories. But still … 1845 calories for drinks are being considered & # 39 ;.
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