Avoid a traditional cheeseburger
A traditional Wendy’s cheeseburger, loaded with meat, bacon, cheese, and cream-based condiments, is the meal of choice for most customers at the fast food chain - however, if you are on a diet, this is the very meal you will need to avoid. Opt for a sandwich instead of a cheeseburger, as these contain less calories and fats. An Ultimate Chicken Grill and a side salad makes for a meal that is not more than 500 calories or 10 grams of fat, as per the Wendy’s website. This option is more diet-friendly, as compared to a hamburger with a side of French fries. Grilled chicken is an effective source of lean protein, and the salad will provide you fiber and vitamins, making it a fast and healthy meal.
If you are reluctant to try even a sandwich, and wish to cut bread out of your diet entirely, then Wendy’s chilli is the perfect choice for you. A small serving of this contains only 190 calories, and is recommended by many health and diet experts. You can also order a side salad and a baked potato with the chilli, to make it a complete and balanced meal which includes carbohydrates, fiber and protein. The chilli, plus these sides, will make for a meal that is about 500 calories in total.
If you cannot resist the temptation to have a burger, make a deliberate attempt to go easy on the condiments. A traditional Wendy’s burger contains ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, and bacon- all of which make for a calorie-laden meal. While ordering your food, you can ask for a burger without cheese, bacon, and mayonnaise, in order to avoid a high percentage of fat in your meal.
Use the side menu to avoid French fries
Unlike most fast food restaurants, Wendy’s offers its customers a large side-order menu, which allows you to choose other items to replace the ubiquitous and fattening French fries. Apart from a side salad, you can also opt for mandarin oranges, a baked potato or even a small portion of chilli.
Instead of a soda or other fizzy drinks, go for healthy beverages like pure water or fat-free milk. If you are unable to resist the urge to drink something fizzy, make sure you select a diet drink, to keep sugar and calories to a minimum.