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Eat THIS to Lose Weight

Eat THIS to Lose Weight

Rather than focusing on cutting things out, let’s talk about adding THIS into your diet. It isn’t glamorous and certainly isn’t new information. But thinking of it in terms of weight loss might make THIS food a bit more attractive.Read More

Save Money with Healthy Eating: The New Value Meal

Save Money with Healthy Eating: The New Value Meal

Healthy Eating doesn’t have to break the bank. While dollar menus and value meals might seem like a cheaper way to go; you will get a lot more bang for your buck if you follow these tips. Read More

How to Indulge on Vacation Without Gaining Weight

How to Indulge on Vacation Without Gaining Weight

imag1180Vacation is a time out from your normal life and should be enjoyed. While it doesn’t have to be all about eating and drinking yourself silly, you will likely indulge. And you SHOULD indulge. Here are some tips on how to indulge without gaining weight.Read More

Healthier Fast Food Options

Healthier Fast Food Options

 

burgerEating out on the go isn’t ideal but you can find healthier options on the road. Below I provide you with some sites that give you the healthiest options at most major fast food joints.

When you are eating out at a restaurant, here are some things that will help you stay on track.

Be aware of…

  • Portion sizes
  • Deep-fried, pan-fried, basted, batter-dipped, breaded, creamy, crispy, scalloped, or au gratin and Alfredo or cream sauce.
  • Salads are not always the healthiest choice so pay attention to ingredients
  • What you drink is often a major gut buster. Soda refills and alcohol calories add up fast.

Suggestions

  • Dressing or sauce on the side.
  • Ask for wheat or whole grain breads or buasparagus-friesns OR a lettuce wrap or salad.
  • Sub mayo for mustard or ask to go very light.
  • Opt for dishes that are grilled, broiled or steamed.
  • Dishes that are cooked with butter can typically be cooked without. Or at least ask them to go very light.
  • Don’t be afraid to make requests. Restaurants are very accommodating.
    • Ask for veggies to be steamed or sauteed in just a little olive oil rather than butter.
    • Ask for steamed or grilled fish.
    • Ask for an extra veggie side or salad rather than the starch.
  • Drink water while dining out. If you are going to drink alcohol, set a limit and drink one glass of water before you go for a second glass. It will also lower your bill!

 

Check out these sites for healthier options at fast food restaurants:

26 Fast Food Lunches that are Actually Healthy

15 of the healthiest fast-food menu items

The Healthiest Orders at Every Major Food Chain

Live Well.

 

How You Can Save TIME and MONEY Today!

How You Can Save TIME and MONEY Today!

I know, I know, you have no time to prepare food in advance. This is why you choose drive thrus and prepackaged processed food. I can speak from experience that preparing your food in advance actually SAVES YOU TIME. Read More