You don’t need to cut fast food out of your diet completely in order to lose weight.
In fact, it’s perfectly fine to treat yourself every now and again, if you are clever about what you order.
British fitness blogger Lewis revealed some McDonald’s menu tips to help you to keep calories to a minimum.
In a viral Instagram post, the nutrition buff shared snaps of four different burgers.
Even though the buns were a similar portion size, they varied from a trim 301 calories to a heftier 698 calorie-option.
Adding extra cheese or condiments can be all it takes to boost the food’s fat content – leading to you unwittingly pile on the pounds.
The fitness fan also advised against ordering double patties to try and up your protein intake.
He said: “When I visit McDonalds I see so many people ordering multiple burgers thinking they’re doing themselves better because it’s ‘Protein’.
“What people generally forget is that McDonald’s doesn’t contain a great deal of protein, more so Fat from the oils and meats they use.”
Instead of telling his followers to cut convenience food out completely, Lewis urged them to think more carefully about what they order.
He said: “If you find yourself in a McDonald’s , your best bet is to either, get a plain burger with no cheese + regular chips.”
In response to Lewis’ post, other gym bunnies revealed their typical McDonald’s orders.
One said: “If anything, I’ll go a grilled chicken burger with extra salad and always make sure I have room in my macros for a strawberry milkshake.”
Another commented: “You’re better off with a fillet o fish and absolutely no fries for best kcal intake.”
And a third piped up: “I always get the grilled chicken wrap with no fries.”
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These Instagrammers aren’t the only ones to advise against swerving Maccy D’s completely.
One nutritionist was adamant that the fast food chain’s Double Cheeseburger was great value for its nutrition content.
As well as this, those who are looking to keep their calorie intake low have plenty of options to go for.
Six McNuggets will set you back 259kcal and many of the tortilla wraps are a balanced 340kcal.