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Chipotle & Your Bikini Bod: How to Get the Most Out of Your Order

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Siena chapter.

March:  The last month of bundling up before you shed your bulky layers and start dressing for warmer weather. Before you know it, Memorial Day weekend will be upon us! Despite all the hours you put in at the gym to get your body bikini ready, you can’t deny your love of/borderline addiction to Chipotle. (Trust me, I feel your pain).

Thanks to the nutrition calculator found at www.chipotle.com, I was able to compare orders to give myself, and all you readers, a sense of how to get the most out of my order without sacrificing too much of my morning run.

My usual order is a burrito bowl with chicken, brown rice, black beans, mild & medium salsas, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. This came to a total calorie count of 760.

If I ordered a burrito instead of a burrito bowl, the tortilla would add nearly 300 calories to my order, bringing the total calorie count to 1060.

Adding chips to my typical order plus a tortilla would add another 570 calories to the order, bringing the total to a whopping 1630 calories. That’s more than some people’s suggested daily calorie intake!

However, it’s not all just about the calories. For example, white rice has 15 fewer calories and 3 few grams of total fat than brown rice does, but white rice has more than 2.5 times the amount of sodium. Even sofritas, Chipotle’s vegan tofu option, may be the least caloric “meat” option, but has far less protein than chicken.

Here’s how to make the most of your Chipotle order without sacrificing your hard work in the gym:

1.     Ask for sour cream on the side: A 2 oz. container of sour cream is 115 calories. Ask for it on the side and use only half of what they give you. You get the taste but at roughly 58 calories.

2.     Order water: As always,

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  • Courtney Flood is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. During her time at Siena, she studied Psychology.