Burger King is never going to be the first choice for someone trying to lose weight.. but sometimes life takes us to places where we have to cope and make the right choices. Some of you have children who do want to visit this popular food chain. So whether you are following a Slimming plan, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet. Use my guide below to make good choices.
EATING OUT TIPS:
- Plan ahead (you are already one step ahead on that one). If you can view the menu online that’s even better. Work out the Syns, WW Points or calories in advance. This way you can choose exactly what you will eat without having to make a quick panicked decision in the restaurant.
- Make good swaps: For example if you choose a baked potato, ask for it plain. Swap chips for extra vegetables or swap beef for chicken. There are so many simple swaps you can make to save Syns, WW Points or calories.
- Watch out for extra calories: It’s so easy to say yes to a glass of wine without even thinking.. or a starter just because everyone else is. Be strong, it will be worth it in the end.
- Have fun: Don’t spoil your fun and social life just for one meal. If you overeat don’t panic or beat yourself up over it. Just draw a line under it and start again tomorrow.
- Eating out with Slimming World: Check the Syns in items before you go, make simple swaps like chips for plain baked potato and ask for vegetables with no butter.
When it comes to Burger King I have always been quite disappointed at their lack of healthier options. McDonald’s now have chicken wraps, salads etc.. but Burger King have not yet jumped on the wagon. If you do find yourself in a Burger King try and opt for something Chicken based.
- Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger (each) – 440 Calories
- Burger King Bacon Double XL (each) – 925 Calories
- Burger King Double Whopper (each) – 888 Calories
- Burger King Whopper (each) – 641 Calories
- Burger King Memphis BBQ King – 1202 Calories
- Burger King Steakhouse Angus – 809 Calories
- Burger King Argentinian Angus – 848 Calories
- Burger King Chicken Fries (6 pieces) – 213 Calories [Healthier Choice]
- Burger King Chicken Fries (9 pieces) – 319 Calories [Healthier Choice]
- Burger King Chicken Nuggets (6 pieces) – 250 Calories [Healthier Choice]
- Burger King Chicken Nuggets (9 pieces) – 374 Calories
- Burger King Chicken Nuggets (20 pieces) – 830 Calories
- Burger King Chicken Royale (each) – 599 Calories
- Burger King Chicken Royale Bacon & Cheese (each) – 718 Calories
- Burger King Roadhouse Crispy Chicken Sandwich (each) – 629 Calories
- Burger King Halloumi King (each) – 650 Calories
- Burger King Plant Based Whopper (each) – 554 Calories
- Burger King Vegan Royale (each) – 571 Calories
- Burger King Vegan Nuggets (6 pieces) – 243 Calories [Healthier Choice]
- Burger King Vegan Nuggets (9 pieces) – 364 Calories
- Burger King Vegan Nuggets (20 pieces) – 810 Calories
- Burger King Chilli Cheese Bites (6 pieces) – 301 Calories
- Burger King Chilli Cheese Bites (9 pieces) – 451 Calories
- Burger King Chilli Cheese Bites (20 pieces) – 1003 Calories
- Burger King Fries (1 large) – 386 Calories
- Burger King Fries (1 regular) – 281 Calories [Healthier Choice]
- Burger King Onion Rings (6 pieces) – 224 Calories
- Burger King Onion Rings (9 pieces) – 337 Calories
- Burger King Onion Rings (20 pieces) – 749 Calories
LOOKING FOR SLIMMING WORLD SYNS?
We agreed with Slimming World that we would remove Syns from our eating out, shopping and food lists. We will continue to advertise Syns on our recipes. If you are looking for a Syn value please visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk
LOOKING FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS?
Since Weight Watchers introduced the new Personal Points plan it is harder to calculate points. This means I can no longer offer exact WW Points for food lists. (I am working on the recipe part).
HOW MANY CALORIES SHOULD I BE CONSUMING PER DAY?
When we eat and drink more calories than we use up, our bodies store the excess as body fat. If this continues, over time we may put on weight. As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day.
These values can vary depending on age, size and levels of physical activity, among other factors. To find out more about calories and losing weight with a calorie controlled plan please visit NHS.