***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Since we are eating out a lot more than we have in past years, I started to worry about keeping my diet on track. I have about 15 more pounds I would like to lose, and I know that a lot of restaurant food is like Jack Kevorkian to weight loss.
So when I discovered The Digest Diet and The Digest Diet Dining Out Guide, I was more than a little bit intrigued. You see, this is not like a lot of super-restrictive diets out there. The Digest Diet actually looks at the science of food, and pairing the right things for maximum benefits. (And of course avoiding the not-so-good things, too!)
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Examples of “eat this, not that” at some of the restaurants include:
Decide on your vegetables before selecting your protein. Choose raw or steamed vegetables to avoid unwanted fat increasers like heavy sauces or butter. Otherwise, lightly sautéed or stir-fried veggies are a suitable alternative. Option: You don’t need to give up your Chinese food. You can order Eggplant Tofu with the side of Mixed Vegetables from Panda Express. The variety of vegetables – bell peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, green beans and zucchini – will fill you up, while tofu is a good source of protein.
· Think lean with proteins. Choose lower-fat cuts such as sirloin. Remove the skin from chicken before eating. Order fish grilled. And remember – restaurant portions are usually very big, so bring leftovers home! Option: Try the Roasted Garlic Sirloin at Applebee’s. Substitute roasted vegetables for the calorie-laden creamed spinach and potatoes.
· Ask how dishes are prepared and listen carefully for ingredients that are fat increasers, like butter or cream. Find out if the dish can be modified to be served without the high-calorie extras. Option: It’s easy to create your own healthy omelets at IHOP. Order two eggs with half an order of Swiss cheese, and throw in green peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. You can also order a side of seasonal fresh fruit.
· Always ask for dressings and sauces on the side, or better yet, get rid of them completely. Option: Try the Greek Salad from the Cheesecake Factory (save half for later). Ask for an extra four ounces of chicken breast and skip the vinaigrette.
I also really love the Digest Diet Dining Out Guide. Since we do have regular date nights, it can be easy to fall off of the diet wagon. I love the common sense advice and tips this book gives about how to enjoy dining out without totally sabotaging dieting efforts.
I would definitely recommend the Digest Diet for those looking to lose a few pounds or just make better eating choices. This "diet" doesn't feel like a diet at all, and is very easy to stick to. Plus, it's incredibly informative and teaches how to nourish our bodies properly. Love it!
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Check it out! I think you might be pleasantly surprised!