A change from the norm might do you some good
Burger and fries, right? They go together like, well, rama-lama-lama-ka-dinga-da-dinga-dong.
But if that’s what you order every time you go to McDonald’s, it could not be filling you up as much as you think.
That means you get hungrier sooner, and before you know it you end up eating more to fill the gap.
According to nutritionist Emily Field, if you want to stay fuller for longer it’s time to scrap the chips – and order a second burger instead.
While this probably sounds too good to be true, her idea is based on the balancing meals theory, reports the Daily Mirror.
She says every meal needs to include fat, carbohydrates and protein.
A burger includes all three – the bread provides carbohydrates while the meat contains protein and fat.
However, McDonald’s chips can offer fat and carbs, but only a very small amount of protein.
It’s the protein is what keeps us feeling full up for longer periods of time, so missing this out isn’t good.
A hamburger contains 13g of protein and a cheeseburger offers 16g. A medium portion of chips, however, only includes 3.3g.
So Emily, speaking to Business Insider, suggests ditching the fries and having a second burger which, depending on the burger, could double your protein intake.
This will help you feel fuller for longer and could, in theory, stop you reaching for another snack in a few hours.
And a burger also wins when it comes to calories as well.
A medium portion of McDonald’s chips contains 337 calories; while a hamburger has 250 and a cheeseburger 301.