7 Foods Nutritionists Never Order at Fast Food Restaurants
“The burritos at Chipotle are a humongous calorie bomb,” says Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, clinical registered dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center. “You’re not only eating an abundance of calories, but you’re pushing sodium that’s greater than half of your daily intake.” In fact, one carnitas burrito has 1,350 calories and 2,590 milligrams of sodium. And it’s not the ingredients themselves that are too terrible for you, it’s the large quantities of rice and meats like the carnitas drenched in salty seasonings that overload your meal with carbs, calories, fat, and sodium. Instead, Romano swaps out the burrito for a burrito bowl with half a serving of brown rice, half a serving of beans, grilled chicken, and a small serving of tomato salsa, which cuts your calories down to just 400! And try to skip the guac, which adds an additional 230 calories to your meal. Don’t miss these 50 foods nutritionists swear they never eat.