As anyone who has dieted knows, navigating the menu at the drive-thru can be a daunting task. As someone who’s dropped 40 pounds and maintained it on the road, Khloé Kardashian gets it. Lucky for you, the 32-year-old is dishing on her secrets for staying slim while on the go in a new blog post on her site.
“Even though clean eating is my M.O., sometimes I find myself in situations where there just isn’t an avocado smoothie or quinoa salad on the menu,” she writes in her post, according to PEOPLE. “When your only options are the Golden Arches or Colonel Sanders, you don’t have to throw your whole diet out the window!”
PEOPLE reported that Kardashian, 32, aims for chicken-based meals but steers clear of anything breaded. She also says no to soda and fries.
In the post, she shares three fast-food meals she goes to when she’s watching her waistline.
At McDonald’s she orders the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich, which comes in at 360 calories and is packed with protein, Kardashian shares, while at Taco Bell, she opts for two chicken soft tacos from the fresco menu (coming in at 350 calories), and stays away from “anything smothered, supreme, wrapped in a Dorito, or XXL-sized,” PEOPLE reported.
If you’re near a KFC, Kardashian recommends the Kentucky Grilled Chicken Breast with sweet kernel corn and green beans, which has 310 calories. This dish is packed with vitamins A, C and E, she writes, PEOPLE reported, and features lean protein, which a recent observational suggests may even lower the risk of early death from nine common ailments.
Kardashian partially achieved her target weight by working out, but she says maintaining a balanced diet has helped her as well.
Her advice stacks up to experts’ recommendations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends changing your daily eating and exercise habits to create a lasting and sustainable lifestyle. And, to increase the chances of keeping off the weight, the CDC recommends staying away from “diets” and “programs” and instead losing weight gradually.