When you’re on a diet, you have cravings. Burgers are one of the biggest desires people have but it’s one of the fattest, calorie filled foods you can eat. That's why it tastes so good.
There’s good news though! You don’t have to deprive yourself of that juicy burger just because you’re on a diet. You can have it and satisfy the craving, you just need to choose the right one. It doesn’t have to be the fake ones either – you can have a real meaty burger. Check out these fast food burgers and how they can affect your diet.
Burger King Whopper Jr.
Do you really need the huge Whopper? You can get the same taste in a smaller size for much less calories and fat too.
If you want to include the mayo, you’ll need to account for 340 calories and 19 grams of fat.
Want to save on even more calories? Cut the mayo – you’ll only consume 260 calories and ten grams of fat.
Didn’t think you could have Mickey D’s while you’re dieting, did you? A cheeseburger clocks in at 300 calories with 12 grams of fat. If you’re not a cheese fan, you can curtail the damage by 50 calories and three grams of fat.
Are you a Whataburger fan and can’t bear to let it go while you’re dieting or starting a new healthy lifestyle? You don’t have to – just get the Whataburger Jr. It has 300 calories and 15 grams of fat.
Jack in the Box
Get the kid’s meal hamburger and you’ll be good to go for your daily calorie count. The hamburger has 278 calories with ten grams of fat. You can get cheese on it but it will set you back 319 calories and 13 grams fat.
In and Out Burger
So far, this burger has the most calories out of all the ones listed but if you have to have one then you can surely slide it into your calorie countdown. A hamburger with onions has 390 calories and 19 grams of fat. If you have to have it with cheese, just be aware that the calorie count jumps to 480 and the fat to 27 grams.
Checkers or Rally’s
You can get a kid’s burger for 280 calories and 12 grams of fat and a kid’s cheeseburger for 320 calories with 15 grams of fat. It’s not too bad – just watch out for all the other temptations you’ll encounter as you drive past the speaker to order.
If you don’t want to push it but still want to tickle your tastebuds with a hamburger, you can always get a White Castle slider. A regular is 140 calories with six grams of fat and a cheeseburger is 170 calories and nine grams of fat.
No White Castle near you? Stop over at Krystal and get one of their burgers for 130 calories each with six grams of fat. Add cheese and it's 160 calories with eight grams of fat.
The ButterBurger is a heartier meal than most other bugers but it does come with a slightly higher calorie count too. One of these burgers contains 331 calories and 16 grams of fat. If you want cheese, you're looking at 421 calories and 22 grams of fat.
Calories, Fat and Weight
As you’re considering your burger treat, keep in mind that 500 calories for each meal of the day is a good gauge of what you should be eating for healthy weight loss and maintenance. Join your burger with a small salad and water for a healthier meal. As long as you watch what you eat, consume your favorites in moderation and exercise regularly, you will lose or maintain a weight you desire.