Is There Really Such A Thing?

I want to first say Thanks! to the folks at for their inspiring article about healthy fast food;  – and shedding more light and attention on what we can do about getting healthy fast food into our diet for stopping gout!

I’d like to share their healthy fast food tips and expand on them a little bit.


1. Choose Chicken Over Beef

Mostly, the beef burgers are high in saturated fat, and provide a very poor quality protein source.

Instead, go for a chicken breast, but be sure that it is grilled — a breaded chicken breast may actually be a worse choice, than if you had opted for the burger.

If the fast food location you are eating in happens to offer chili, this can actually be a very good alternative.

The kidney beans in chili mean it has lots of fiber and protein, so it will be both filling and satisfying, without being too heavy on calories. Just take care with your portion size, and your side orders.

  • My addition: throw away the bread! Eat the tomatoes and lettuce and pickles but the bread is usually cheap, denatured and devoid of any nutritive value and amounts to nothing but sugar! That’s closer to being healthy fast food.

2. Be Careful With Fish

A seemingly smart option may be fish, but often the fish also comes breaded, and is served with a very high calorie sauce as well.

If you can find somewhere serving plain fish, that would be a great option, just ask them to bring the sauce or dressing on the side.

  • My addition: couldn’t agree more! I learned a long time ago to just avoid it altogether!

3. Put Your Own Condiments On

By putting your own condiments on your food, rather than taking whatever the meal is served with, you can save some serious calories, fat and sugar.

When choosing your condiments, stick with mustard, and a very small amount of ketchup, if you have to. Remember that ketchup is also very high in total sugar content, so do keep it limited to a small serving size, to prevent the calorie intake from becoming too high.

  • My addition: avoid mayonnaise like the plague! Between mayo and ketchup, these are the two most deceptive ingredients that lead to gout and and have no place in the concept of health fast food.

4. Take Care With Salads

Many people gravitate to salads when eating away from home, as they think they are healthier, but sometimes this isn’t the case.

While salads can be much lower in calories, many fast food restaurants add on ramen noodles, slivered nuts, croutons, cheese, bacon bits – basically the whole works.

This can add up to a lot of calories overall, which you may not notice when you think you are eating something ‘healthy.’

So, unless you specifically request that they make some alterations to the salad, you may be just as safe to avoid them entirely.

  • My addition: in this world of GMO frankenfoods, pesticides & chemicals, and industrial agriculture and who knows what that crap is they put on lettuce to make it look green and last forever, even salads are tricky. Spinach is better than Iceberg and use Oil & Vinegar if at all possible.

5. Choose Water

Ditching the soft drinks for plain water is one of the easiest ways to cut down on calories at the fast food restaurant. And, if water was the only drink you consumed, you could probably save at least $20 (or more) per week.

Most soft drinks contain 200 calories or more, obviously water has zero calories… it seems like a no-brainer to me when you are trying to cut down on your calorie intake.

  • My addition: this should be obvious; High Fructose Corn Syrup is killing this country and the rest of the world and it is one the biggest culprits of developing gout. HFCS is in everything! Especially sodas and sweet fast food drinks. Just say NO!

It’s Hard To Get Really “Healthy Fast Food”…

It really is a much better idea to stop into the grocery store and get some bananas, apples, oranges, and some nuts and redirect those fast food habits. It won’t be easy and that is why I’m so happy that came out with these ideas to at least bridge the gap and make the leap to figuring out how to get a least some sort of “healthy fast food”. But it is a last resort and a temporary measure.

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Hey Bert,

What you do is invaluable to help Gout sufferers.

I haven’t had an attack for over a year by taking note of all of your tips and help. Knowing, what to do and making lifestyle changes are key. I still like to socialize but counteract with cleaner food, breathing and good quality PH water. Add on the baking soda and organic cider vinegar then have most bases covered.

Thanks so much for all you do,


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Make Your Own

Smoothies for breakfast, organically grown ham rolled in red lettuce with good mustard for lunch and grilled chicken breast with steamed broccoli for dinner. All of those things are fast, don’t take much clean up and left-overs are easily thrown into an insulated bag.

Gout is a disease of accumulated toxic waste, it’s easy to get rid of; eat more of the foods that don’t cause acidity and less of the ones that do. Along with a few other habits – breathing and relaxing – you will be able to move yourself away from gout.

Is Healthy Fast Food…a State Of Mind?

Understanding acidity and understanding that it is not only what we eat that causes acidity, including uric acid, in our bodies is the key.

However, eating well and developing good “healthy fast food” habits can make a big difference to reversing chronic gout conditions. Clean food and good water are good places to start.

What Are Your Healthy Fast Food Tricks?


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!