fast food calories

Calories in Fast Food

Years ago most of our food was cooked at home from scratch. Yet today we seem to rely more on fast food, what are the implications on our calories?

Fast food is cheap and convenient. Unfortunately, it also tends to be very high in saturated fat and salt.

Impact of Fast Food

A high amount of saturated fat in your diet is linked to heart disease including heart attacks and strokes. This is because the fat builds up on the inside of your arteries thereby restricting the flow of your blood.

Nutrition and Fast Food

Although tasty, fast food is also generally low in nutritional value. Of course the odd burger on the go is not going to kill you. The problem is more for people where fast food incorporates a major part of their diet. If you are eating at McDs or KFC more than twice a week, its going to be very difficult for you to lose weight.

Examples of Fast Food

A Big Mac, for example, contains 492 calories where a Burger King cheeseburger has 379. A KFC chicken drumstick has 195 calories. A slice of Dominos pizza has 171 calories. In addition, many of these calories are empty in the sense that they dont provide the essential nutrients your body requires.

As a result, you quickly become hungry again and the satisfaction of feeling full doesnt last long.

You may also be interested in...

  • Fast Food and Childhood Obesity

    Why not see how our appetite for eating fast food is contributing to adult and child obesity. More sugar, more fat and more volume of food.
  • Food & The Calories In Food

    You can spend an awful lot of time thinking about the foods you eat When you are trying to lose weight. Find out what is good for you for your diet at
  • Slim-Fast

    See how the Slim Fast product range can help you to achieve your desired weight loss. From shakes to calorie controlled meal plans, this established slimming brand works wonders for thousands.
  • Calories in Restaurant Food

    So do you know how many calories are in restaurant food and do you care? If you're dieting you may want to think about it before you tuck in to that curry or pudding
  • Is Fast Weight Loss Possible?

    Why not read about whether fast weight loss is actually possible and what advice and tips we think may help you achieve it.
Close close

Join over 50,000 Slimmers

Select your areas of interest