Subway has become a popular fast food choice for consumers looking for a healthy lunch alternative to McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. Subway has pimped the Jared weight loss story in order to promote the idea that they are a healthy alternative. However, not all that glitters is gold. Not all of the sandwiches at Subway are created equal and many of them are far from healthy and as bad or worse as other fast food options. Ignoring the fact that Subway is gross, and the quality of food makes inner city public school lunch food look like gourmet cuisine, here are some tips for making a healthy sandwich at Subway.
- Wheat Bread: Avoid white bread at all costs, the wheat bread, and multi-grain breads are much better choices than white bread. Besides having less calories they also contain complex carbohydrates which are healthier than the simple carbohydrates in white bread.
JimGetsSlim Diet Tip: If it’s white it ain’t right, and if you choose brown your weight will go down. Funny how that’s the opposite of real life. Just Sayin...
- Light with the Meat: While its debatable if the chicken at Subway is even chicken, its healthier than the other alternatives. Turkey breast is also a food option. Avoid ham and roast beef sandwiches.
- Don’t Cut the Cheese: I normally don’t have a problem with this, since I’m lactose intolerant, and I wouldn’t want to subject my co-workers to the aftermath of eating cheese. The cheese choices at Subway tend to be high in fat, and calories, its best to just say no to the cheese.
- Pass on the Sauce: Many Subway sandwiches come with different sauces, and marinades. Avoid them at all costs, they are often full of sodium, fat, and hidden calories. If you’re looking for a condiment avoid the ketchup and try mustard. Mustard is low in calories and has many health benefits. Ketchup is full of sodium and hidden calories
- Green: I love to ask for extra veggies whenever I go to Subway. Lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, banana peppers and black olives. By doing this you can make your sandwich more filling while adding only minimal calories.
- Dip on the Chips: I don’t care if they’re baked or whatever. Just say no to the chips. Unnecessary calories and carbohydrates. You can add cookies to that list too.
- You could always also get a veggie sub or salad , naked preferably.