Always keep some Nutralean and a shaker cup with you so you don’t get stuck having to eat out while you are trying to lose weight. We all know life happens and sometimes you find yourself at a restaurant or fast food place with colleagues, friends or family. Here are some emergency tips to help you stay on track!
Many fast-food restaurants now offer salads that feature protein, such as chicken or steak, cheese and eggs. Opt for a vinaigrette or full fat Caesar dressing. Most contain dark greens, olive oil, and crushed garlic. Feel free to add cheese and tomatoes, but skip the croutons. Always check the nutrition list to make sure it doesn’t have hidden sugar and carbs.
SHED THE BUN
Order breakfast egg sandwiches without the bread, or toss it out once you open the wrapper. The inside of tacos can also work as a meal, but lose the shell and make sure it doesn’t have rice in it. Turn the interior of a submarine sandwich—the ham, cheese, turkey, roast beef, lettuce, tomato, oil, and vinegar—into a great salad.
Along with cheese, lettuce, and tomato, grilled chicken with a side salad makes a great meal.
Top a grilled burger with cheese and plenty of lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. Skip the bun.
Chicken broth with spinach, simple vegetable soup, Italian wedding soup without pasta, or Italian egg drop soups are great. Ask the server if it’s made with sugar and flour before you order so you know if it’s OK!
Seafood is usually a great choice (as are chicken and veal entrees) with sauce on the side for flavour, along with a side or Caesar salad without the croutons. Make sure the seafood isn’t breaded.
If you crave pizza, satisfy that urge by enjoying the toppings—cheese, onions, peppers, spinach, broccoli—and leave the crust behind. Remember that the pizza sauce is very high in sugar.
UNBREADED CHICKEN WINGS & DRY RIBS
Some restaurants will serve unbreaded chicken wings and dry ribs with a salt and pepper rub. Pair it with buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing or Caesar salad dressing and a side of salad or raw veggies.
ANTI PASTI or CHARCUTERIE
A typical antipasti platter (the term means “before the meal”) contains an assortment of meats, cheeses, marinated veggies, and olives. You can also often find cheese and meat platters (sometimes called charcuterie) on many menus.