Taco Bell Nutrition Guide
Repeat after me...
...fres-co. Fresco. You've got it!
Now don't forget it. Learn to order your favorite Taco Bell menu items "Fresco Style."
This swift shift of the tongue will save you ~25% fat.
I'm a registered dietitian (meet me) and I approve this advice.
Yes, the convenience of fast food CAN co-exist with your goal of keeping calories (why calories matter) and fat grams in check.
As your personal nutrition guide, I feel compelled to provide you a Taco Bell Nutrition Guide and information about Taco Bell calories in order to advise you of the best choices available. (See the criteria I used.) If you're gonna go there, you want to do the least damage, right?
See the blue guide above and the green one below for good menu choices.
A DIETITIAN'S TACO BELL NUTRITION GUIDE
Q: Which calorie level above is most appropriate for me? (Establish your personal calorie count.)
A: Use the following rough guidelines:
250-350 calorie menu suggestions could be considered a "mini meal" for a larger or more active person, or a full meal for a smaller person or someone in need of a lower calorie intake.
400-500 calorie menu suggestions would be appropriate for an average size person or an active smaller person.
600-700 calorie menu suggestions would be appropriate for a very active or larger person.
While this Taco Bell Nutrition Guide will help you find a lower calorie or reduced fat meal, keep in mind you aren't exactly eating health food.
Nutrition Facts Taco Bell: You may be unknowingly consuming unhealthy trans fat, excessive sodium and you're likely not getting a full serving of vegetables or fruit with your meal.
(Contact Taco Bell and tell them to lose the trans fat.)
Taco Bell Nutrition Guide: General Tips
(Fiesta Taco Salad = 860 calories, 46g fat, 5g trans fat, 1800mg sodium...run away from the border!)
What A Nutritionist Would Choose:
"Fresco" Bean Burrito
Want to run the numbers on your favorite Taco Bell meal? Get a grasp on the Taco Bell calories you're eating with this Taco Bell Nutrition Guide Calculator.
Why not make your own quick, healthy Mexican food? No need to run to the border...
...how about running to your own kitchen?
In my opinion, Mexican cuisine is the easiest food to make quickly and in a healthy way.
Keep the following on hand:
Meal time is as easy as 1-2-3.
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** Note: Taco Bell calories and nutrition facts current as of July, 2007 **