March 02, 2018

You are out, You have had a few too many and now you are making your Uber stop at a drive thru...what should you get to keep your gains? This article will help solve that question and give you daily options to eat fast food and still make gains.

Treat yo self but do it with some thought.

Here is a good refresher on good sources of each macronutrient:

Carbohydrate Sources

Protein Sources

Fat Sources

Oatmeal

Egg whites

Whole Eggs

Brown rice

Eggs

Olive oil

White rice

Lowfat Yogurt

Fish (salmon)

Sweet potatoes

Whey protein

Almonds

Bananas

Micellar Casein protein

Omega 3 (fish oil)

Energy bars

Chicken breast

Flax seed oil

Lowfat yogurt

Turkey Breast

Peanut butter

Whole grain bread

Steak

Some types of steak

Whole wheat pasta

Tuna

Avacado

Beans

Salmon

Bran Cereal

Almonds

Fruits

Low fat or no fat cheese

Vegetables

Lean beef

 

 

 

I’ve tried to narrow down some of the best choices from each place and what’s popular. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what is acceptable and what should be avoided at ALL costs:

  1. Campus Protein Healthy Cheat Meals

 

Meal

Food

Calories (kCal)

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Chipotle

Chicken

180

32

0

7

Pinto Beans

130

8

21

1.5

Tomato

25

0

1

0

Lettuce

5

0

1

0

Brown Rice

210

4

36

6

TOTAL

550

44

59

14.5

 

Rating:EXCELLENT

 

 

 

  1.     Campus Protein Healthy Options for College Students

 

Meal

Food

Calories (kCal)

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Subway 6"

Rotisserie-Style Chicken

350

29

45

6

Oven Roasted Chicken

320

23

46

5

Steak and Cheese

360

24

44

9

Turkey Breast

280

18

46

3.5

 

Rating:EXCELLENT

 

 

 

  1.     Campus Protein Healthy College Options Article

 

Meal

Food

Calories (kCal)

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Chick Fil A

Chicken Sandwich

500

28

41

18

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

440

38

41

14

Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap

340

36

30

13

12 nuggets

400

41

15

19

Rating:GREAT
  1. Campus Protein Healthy Options

 

Meal

Food

Calories (kCal)

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

McDonald’s

Pico Guacamole Chicken Sandwich

520

40

50

18

10 McNuggets

440

24

26

27

McChicken Sandwich

350

15

40

15

Big Mac

540

25

47

28

 

Rating:NOT SO GOOD

 

 

 

  1.     Campus Protein Healthy Fast Food

 

Meal

Food

Calories (kCal)

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Burger King

Original Chicken Sandwich (no mayo)

450

28

52

16

10 Nuggets

470

21

34

29

Whopper Sandwich

650

22

50

37

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad

590

42

18

40

 

Rating:GTFO

CHEAT SHEET:

If you decide to go to a fast food restaurant, you should generally try to avoid these foods:

-Bread in the buns or the coating in the food -> go for the grilled chicken and make sure you take the bun off

-Fries -> frying a potato makes it a much more glycemic making you store the calories faster...and makes you fat 

-Desserts - loaded with sugar and no other ingredients 

-Sugary Drinks -> just go with water.

 

About the Author: Frankie forearms... Aka the Italianstallion... Aka Frank the Intern...is your typical frat star who peaked in high school. Captain of a losing basketball team with a sandwich named after him called "TheTavolanche," he thinks he's much bigger than he actually is. His passion for supplementation landed him an internship with Campusprotein where he utilized hisfratness to integrate The Ohio State University's collegiate perspective into the Hostile Hoosier environment.

 


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