There is no denying that the food at McDonald’s is delicious. Unfortunately, it isn’t the healthiest place to eat. Morgan Spurlock ate McDonald’s for 30 days for Super Size Me, and he gained 25 pounds. He also added serious amounts of fat to his liver and bloodstream. If you are dieting, you need to be careful with what you order. We will let you know what you should absolutely never order at McDonald’s if you are dieting.
Southwest Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Salad
You might think that by skipping over the Big Mac and ordering this salad that you are sticking to your diet. Unfortunately, you are wrong. This salad has 520 calories and 25 grams of fat. Also, it isn’t a low-carb option. The dressing his loaded with sugar and carbs. You could go with the Southwest Grilled Salad that has about 350 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 27 grams of carbs, but even this is a lot.
Skip the Soda
Even if you choose something slightly healthy on the menu, the soda is going to ruin everything. A small Coke contains 150 calories and 42 grams of carbs. The sweet tea is a bit better with 90 calories and 1 gram of carbs, but this still isn’t great. You are better off sticking to water and unsweetened tea.
Every March, the Shamrock Shake comes back. Sure, it is delicious, but it will destroy your diet. One 16-ounce shake contains 550 calories and 13 grams of fat. It is also loaded with sugar. According to Mary Hartley, a registered dietitian, drinking one shake is like eating six slices of bread all at once.
Unlike the Shamrock Shake, milkshakes are available all year long. There are no shakes on the menu that are safe. The vanilla shake contains 490 calories, and the chocolate shake contains 530 calories. They all have around 80 grams of carbs. It is best to pass on the milkshakes altogether.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Sandwich
McDonald’s serves breakfast, which is great if you need to eat breakfast on the run. If you are going to order a McDonald’s breakfast, you should avoid the bacon, egg, and cheese bagel. It contains 550 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 54 grams of carbs. The hotcakes are even worse. They contain 1,350 calories, which is more than the recommended amount for the entire day.
All of the McCafe drinks are loaded with calories and sugar, but the Frappe is in a class of its own. It contains 510 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 72 grams of carbs. This is a lot of calories for just one drink.
Hotcakes and Sausage
The hotcakes and sausage is by far the worst thing to order when trying to watch your weight. The breakfast contains a staggering 790 calories, 35 grams of fat, and 130 grams of carbs. The whipped margarine and syrup only add to the calories. You are better off getting up early and making breakfast at home.
Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich
You may think that the chicken sandwiches at McDonald’s are healthy, but you are wrong. The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich is the worst. It has 620 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 63 grams of carbs. It may taste great, but it is going to destroy all of the work that you have been doing to lose weight.
Bacon Egg and Cheese McGriddle
This sandwich might taste great, but it is one of the worst breakfast to order. It is loaded in cholesterol, sodium, and fat. If you want to kill your diet, this is the way to do it. If you make breakfast at home, your heart and your waistline will thank you.
Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Just because the sausage breakfast sandwich is simple, it doesn’t mean that it is good for you. One sausage biscuit with egg contains 530 calories, 34 grams of fat, and 38 grams of carbs. The sausage McMuffin is no better. If you really need to eat on the run, stick with the Egg White Delight McMuffin. It contains 250 calories and 10 grams of fat. It isn’t exactly good for you, but it is the healthiest option they have.
Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese
When it comes to unhealthy McDonald’s menu options, this in at the top of the list. It contains 770 calories and 45 grams of fat. If you add a medium fries and a Coke, you are looking at 1,320 and 61 grams of fat.
McDonald’s fries are world-famous, but they are also really bad for you. A medium-sized fry contains about 340 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 44 grams of carbs. If you are going to eat at McDonald’s, you might be better off passing on the fries.