Is there really such a thing? Fast food that won't give you all the calories you need for an entire day in one, single sandwich. Yes!
Now, I am not saying that fast food is the best, but it is definitely better than nothing. If you are in a pinch, running around without much time to grab a meal, finding a drive thru is healthier than skipping a meal; as long as you make a smart choice. We want our bodies to stay fed and not ever feel as if they are STARVING! Starving your body is the same as slowing it down. A body with a slow metabolism burns less fuel, essentially causing the body to store more fat. Not what we want. That is why grabbing a little fast food is better than ignoring your hunger.
So...what qualifies as a figure friendly fast food choice? Here are some of my "go-to" choices from a few popular fast food establishments:
McDonald's ~ Grilled Snack Wrap (BBQ or Honey Mustard) 260 calories/9 g/fat
Hamburger - 250 calories/ 9 g/fat
Taco Bell~ Fresco Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco- 170 calories/ 4 g/fat + 12g/protein
Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco- 160 calories/ 4.5g/fat + 9g/protein
Burger King~ Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich (no mayo)- 360 calories/ 7g/fat
(drop the bun and only 170 calories/ 4g/fat)
Chick-fil-a~ Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich- 300 calories/ 3.5g/fat + 29 g/protein
Of course, salads are always another option (be careful of high fat salad dressings). However, I don't know about you, but a salad just doesn't do it for me. I need a little more to keep me satisfied.
There are other healthy options out there, but I just wanted to show a few examples. Every fast food restaurant has nutrition facts available (in store and online). You don't have to go hungry or order blindly. Know what you are eating and enjoy it!