Nutritionist Approved: Healthy Fast Food Options

From the Show: HER
Summary: How do you eat SMART at the drive-thru?
Air Date: 8/7/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Kimberly Tessmer, RDN, LD
Kimberly Tessmer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian in Ohio, as well as a published author. Kim is the founder and owner of Nutrition Focus, which offers a wide range of nutritional services both for individuals online and for small and large organizations/businesses. Kim has over 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition and has authored nine books to date with more to come.

Kim graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, with a Bachelor's Degree in Technology/Dietetics. She worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and as a corporate dietitian for three national weight loss companies before branching out on her own.

Kim is a member of the American Dietetic Association as well as a member of the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.

  • Book Title: Tell Me What to Eat If I Have Celiac Disease
Nutritionist Approved: Healthy Fast Food Options
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that fast food accounts for more than 15 percent of daily calories for people in their 20s and 30s.

Most everyone knows that there are healthier options to fast food; but sometimes convenience overrules nutrition. If you are on a road trip, late to work, or just don't have time to make dinner for the kids, the drive-thru can seem like the ONLY option.

So, how do you eat SMART at the drive-thru?

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RDN, LD, is a published author and consulting dietitian whose philosophy is, "Permanent lifestyle changes must be made for successful weight loss, long-term weight maintenance and good health."

Kim offers a cheat sheet for some of the most popular chains and what to eat when you are on the go.