Keto fast food - following and sticking to a low-carb keto diet can be challenging when eating out.
This is especially true when dining at a fast food restaurant.
This is because 99% of the items on the menu of fast food restaurants are high in carbs.
They are all about buns, tortillas, and English muffins that can instantly kick you out of ketosis.
But fear not. You can still eat at many of America's most popular fast food restaurants like McDonald's.
The key is to forego the baked items, ketchup, fries, and sugary drinks.
This ultimate keto fast food survival guide shows you just what you need to order to stay low-carb.
Here are 15 low-carb fast food options that are keto friendly.
On a side note, not all have enough fats compared to protein to fully satisfy your fat macros. I suggest you keep fatty snacks in your bag, so you can pair that with your fast food meal as needed.
15 Low-Carb Keto Fast Food Options
|Joint||Food||Calories||Fat (g)||Protein (g)||Carb (g)|
|1||KFC||1 Original Fried Drum Stick||130||8||12||4|
|2||KFC||1 KFC Grilled Drum Stick||80||4||11||0|
|3||Chipotle||Steak Salad (Romain Lettuce, Steak, Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese)||390||23||29||9|
|4||Chipotle||Burrito Bowl (Chicken, Fajita Vegetables, Romain Lettuce, Sour Cream, Cheese)||425||24||41||9|
|5||Burger King||Double Quarter Burger (No bun + Ketchup)||890||67||68||4|
|6||Burger King||Whopper Sandwich (No bun + ketchup)||410||36||20||3|
|7||McDonald’s||Double Cheese Burger (No bun +ketchup)||280||20||20||4|
|8||McDonald's||Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich (No bun)||160||4||29||2|
|9||McDonald's||Big Mac (No bun)||330||25||18||7|
|10||Subway||Tuna Salad (No tomato)||300||24||14||8|
|11||Wendy's||4pc Chicken Nuggets||170||11||9||10|
|12||Popeyes||1 pc Bonafide Chicken Thigh||280||21||14||7|
|13||Popeyes||5 pc Handcrafted Tenders & Nuggets||283||3||43||3|
|14||Starbucks||Sous Vide Egg Bites: Bacon & Gruyere||310||22||19||9|
Take Away Message
As you can see, there are many low-carb keto fast food options you can order off their menus that won't kick you out of ketosis.
While we're not suggesting eating McDonald's every day is a good idea, but it is good to know what you can eat there.
All in all, it's good to know what to order at those fast food restaurants in case you choose to.