The Burger King sandwich with the lowest calories might surprise you

Who said you can't eat healthy at Burger King if you're on a diet? You absolutely can. The key to mastering this is to explore the menu a little bit and look for options that offer the most bang for your buck. Whether you're counting calories and trying to shed weight, or want to be healthier when you eat out, you can stay right on track by making wise choices.

First, remember to stay away from the worst caloric offenders, such as the Triple Whopper With Cheese. According to Stack, that one Burger King item has over 1,000 calories, 82 grams of fat, around 50 grams of carbs, 71 grams of protein, and more sodium that you should be putting into your body. If you're genuinely concerned with healthier eating habits, the Triple is not your best first choice.

Another menu item you might want to avoid is the Bacon King Sandwich. The nutritional information is not for the faint of heart. It has a total of 1,150 calories. (For real.) There are also 79 grams of fat involved, coupled with 49 grams of carbs, 61 grams of protein, and 2,150 grams of sodium (via Eat This, Not That!).

The Whopper Jr. Sandwich is a good option

If you consume a Bacon King in one sitting, you'll be ingesting most of your day's sodium requirements with the meal, plus eating a whole lot of unnecessary fat. Avoid, avoid.

One of the better options on the Burger King menu is the Whopper Junior Sandwich. As explained by Eat This, Not That!, this is a much better option, clocking in at 310 calories, 18 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, and 390 mg of sodium. Skip the mayo, and you'll help your waistline even further. If you're doubtful, turn to Burger King's apt description of the Junior Whopper: "The same big Whopper taste, but in a regular size. A mouth-watering, flame-grilled beef patty topped with fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce, tangy pickles and crunchy onions, served on a toasted sesame seed bun and flavored with creamy mayo and ketchup." You're getting everything you're craving, but with manageable portion sizes.

This way, you'll get to indulge your craving for a burger without ruining your health (or your peace of mind). An absolute win-win, really.