Fast food is generally high in cholesterol. If you are finding that your cholesterol is high, and your doctor is telling you to stay away from foods that are high in fat, you want to cut your cholesterol and cut your fat intake. Cutting the fats, the oils and the combined cholesterol in your diet can be done, if you learn more about what you are eating, and what is in the food you are eating.
Fast food places such as McDonalds and Burger King, Long John Silvers, and such are high in cholesterol, but they are also creating many different menus so you can make the right choice and eat foods that are lower in fats, lower in cholesterol and that are healthier for you in the long run. Calories are found in everything you eat, just as cholesterol is. if you want to cut calories you want to lose weight. Calories are another problem with fast food, because calories are often high because the portions are so big.
To cut your calories, you want to learn what you are eating. In fast foods such as at McDonalds and Burger king you will find that the carbohydrates and fats contribute to the amount of calories you are eating. How can you learn about the calories you are eating while eating out? Look at the menus; often time's restaurants are now going to add this information for the public. Look on the walls for posters or print out information about the calories contained in a burger, or in a burger with cheese or you can find out just how many calories are in those fries you love so much.
Federal laws are changing how the fast foods restaurants are telling the public about what they are serving. If a person feels they are eating something good for them, but then finds out that a burger has 540 calories (which is high) they may choose to not eat the fries, or not have the shake. People who are trying to lose weight, and that want to cut calories will love this additional information provided by the fast food restaurants.