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Every once in a while, when you’re in a rush and have an intense craving, swinging by your favorite fast food restaurant is okay for your health. At most, celebrity chef and certified nutritionist Serena Poon suggests dining at one of these places once a month, and if you do, choose smartly. This means having a salad or fruit as a side, rather than fries—or choosing one of these 20 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Food Orders. And saying ‘no’ to soda and selecting a bottle of water instead. You can also pass on condiments, which are packed with sugar and preservatives. But what if you’re eating fast food every day, or on a more regular basis?
“Make one adjustment to your regular fast food meal at a time to avoid feeling deprived,” Poon says. “Remember, foods that are fresh and as close to their natural state as possible will nourish and energize your body.”