Editor’s Note: “Feel Rich” is our partnership with QD3, the talented son of music legend Quincy Jones. “Feel Rich” is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for Hip-Hop culture – both the artists and the fans. Enjoy!
Charli Baltimore, Grammy nominated rapper and Hip-Hop diva, sat down with her daughter, Sianni, to talk to Feel Rich about eating healthy and what an impact it has had on her career.
Sianni and Charli give us their real opinions and ideas about eating healthy and how hard it can be to make good choices. Charli tells it like it is and gives us her no-nonsense approach to parenting.
Here are 11 fast foods that will keep you looking like Taye Diggs instead of Cee Lo. The best news of all– none of these is a salad.
McDonald’s – Go for grilled food and skip the fries.
Chicken McGrill – This will build some serious muscle if you’re also working out right. Mess with this one after working out, but drop the mayo.
Hamburger – This is a smaller meal you can eat on the cheap. If you’re really hungry, make it a double, but make sure to toss the bread.
KFC – Chicken is supposed to be healthy, but when it gets battered, fried, and dipped in sauce, it makes Aunt Jemima’s maple syrup look like Slim Fast.
Original Recipe Sandwich – It ain’t a big bucket of greasy chicken, and it still fills you up. It’s cheaper, too. Hard to argue with that. Get it without sauce.
Honey BBQ Sandwich – Another healthier alternative to the finger-lickin’ madness of batter-fried, heart-attack-in-a-bucket.
Grilled Chicken– With fewer calories and fat grams than other options, this is your best bet for a quick meal that won’t undo all your hard work.
Subway – Choose wheat or oat bread. They’re both better for you than white bread, and they’ll fill you up quickly. Skip the mayo and ranch, and go for oil and vinegar.
5. 6″ Roasted Chicken Breast – It has a ton of protein and can really fill you up. To add more flavor to your sandwich, throw on tons of vegetables on top and add a little oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
6. 6” Roast Beef – If you can’t do plain chicken, here’s some meat for ya. Grab as much roast beef as you want. It’s healthy without tasting anything like cardboard.
7. 6” Turkey Breast – One of the lowest calorie foods that still has meat, so stock up.
Grilled Chicken Burrito – When you’re sick of burgers, this may be one of the best. Tons of meat and not a lot of fat.
Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich – Less fat AND more protein. That means more for your guns and less for your gut.
In N Out – If you gotta have some meat, this is the place to go. With tons of choices and less fat than the rest, this is a top pick.
Double Hamburger without mayo – The burgers here aren’t as fatty, so you can get away with a double every once in a while– just watch the sauce. Even better: order it protein style – ditch the bread and top it with grilled onions and vegetables.
All of the above meal choices are high in protein and lower in fat and carbs. This means they’re better for your muscles, and won’t end up on your belly. Skip the extra oils, dressings, and sauces. A little won’t kill you, but too much might.
It is always better to stick to the sandwich, and skip the meals. The soda and fries will turn a healthy meal bad real fast. Go for water, milk, or a Diet Coke instead of soda, and fruit or salad instead of fries. If you must have it, SMALL is the way to go.