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FITSUGAR SNEAK PEEK: Healthy Eating Out Tips

We just can't get enough of this blogging thing so we are branching out yet again. Get excited because FitSugar is coming soon! See below for a sneak peek:

Wednesday night was a sad night on The Biggest Loser. The Red Team kicked off Ken, the amazing shrinking man, who had lost a total of 68 pounds in six weeks. Talk about motivation.

Aside from kicking my favorite teammate off, another twist was that the Blue Team was forced to face an interesting challenge: eating out ONLY, for 72 hours. Eating out is yummy and fun, but if you are trying to eat right, it could be detrimental to your regime. So keep in mind a few Fit tips to eat out right:

  • If at a restaurant, ask the server to not bring the bread and butter. A good rule of thumb is you won't miss what you can't see.
  • Learn this term: Clean. It means no oil, no fat and no surprises. Use it when ordering poultry and fish.
  • If there is an option between two portion sizes, opt for the smaller one. Restaurants tend to oversize portions dramatically.

Want to have Kate Beckinsale's body but don't know how to get it? Need to learn how to de-stress the healthy way? Itching to discuss whether eating organic is worth it or totally over-hyped? Read about all of this and more on our next site, FitSugar!

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To see more eating out hints and an example menu item to modify,

  • Always customize. I know it may seem tedious and annoying but without it, you almost definitely will not get a healthy meal.
  • If you don't get what you ordered, send it back. Period. If you ordered chicken and it came to you un-cooked, you'd send it back because you didn't order raw chicken. Same theory can apply to anything you order.
  • When in doubt, go the salad route. Most salads will be a good healthy bet especially with dressing and cheeses on the side.

A COBB SALAD at The Cheesecake Factory: Chicken Breast, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Tomato, Egg and Lettuce Tossed in their House Vinaigrette.

You [to waiter]: "So, I'll have the lunch portion Cobb Salad with the chicken clean and no bacon, but could I have tomatoes on it as well, please? Also I would like the blue cheese and dressing on the side.

Waiter: "Ok, thank you. I'll go ahead and get that in and in the mean time I'll bring you some bread."

You: "You know what? No bread for me today, but thank you."

You get the idea.

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poe25 poe25 9 years
or people could just do away with all the modifications and eat at home and prepare their food the way they want it. if having to meet someone at a restaurant, eat your healthy meal beforehand and order a drink or dessert while you sit with your friend. i think the whole point is eating in moderation and exercising.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
pink sugar, you eat yorkies for halloween????? :)
Neural Neural 9 years
I looooove salsa. Never thought about putting it on salad, though. Thanks for the tip!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
Yay! I'm so pumped for this fitsugar. Thanks for the tips!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Hey Gang- great ideas! Salsa is a great substitute for dressing and if you are opting for the BBQ sauce (which I also love), watch out for sugar and calories. FitSugar will cover topics from this to how to get your kids to eat healthy. All your tips are great and until FIT launches, you can always message me with comments and questions.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 9 years
I actually don't like drinking alcohol WITH my food, unless it's wine. All other alcohol kind of makes me nauseous with food.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Liza, dump him. Yorkies are so much better :)
LizaToad LizaToad 9 years
pink sugar... i want a yorkie so bad and my bf won't let me get one!!! :(
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
great advice! sure wish my husband would say 'no' to the bread at Tony's pizza or Carrabba's!!! I never eat the bread anywhere, I learned a looooooooooong time ago that even if you have 2 pieces then it's impossible to eat more than 3 bites of your actual dinner!!! I don't know why restaurants won't serve simple fruit pieces instead of bread.......ha FAT chance!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
They're adorable! I have two myself, Sam and Lola! I understand when you say you created them! haha They are my children and I love them more most of my family members! ;)
pink-sugar pink-sugar 9 years
Those are my lil' furbabies, Daisy and Moe. I kind of created them- LOL I also have their ma and pa, Louie and Lola. Yep, I have WAY too many Yorkies!!
fashionaza fashionaza 9 years
That's what I do all the time! I still enjoy what I eat and fit in a size 2.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Haha Pinksugar! I love your avatar! Such cute yorkies!
pink-sugar pink-sugar 9 years
Now Richard Simmons would be some fun times. I love his energy, it's hilariously contagious! I think that's a great idea BlondeSugar, I second that :)
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I would love it if Richard Simmons was FitSugar
LizaToad LizaToad 9 years
whip - i live in nyc and not ordering drinks REALLY helps out with the bill! one drink will run you at least $10!
medicgirl medicgirl 9 years
Fit Sugar is an awesome idea!! I can't wait. Great tips as well, and yup Salsa goes on almost anything I eat these days. It will be nice to have a forum for us to swap tips and recipes as well as some moral support!!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
True. And, that's only when I'm dieting, which I only do a few times a year. It also helps out with the size of the bill. Considerably.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
i drink wine... its so worth the calories and i say its good for the heart :)
pink-sugar pink-sugar 9 years
Egads. Eating healthy is so hard to do when you have a menu in front of you FULL of deliciously bad choices. I only eat out when I am NOT trying to watch what every calorie I eat. When I was growing up, going out for supper was a big deal, we actually used to *gasp!* get dressed up as a proud family for a dinner at our local restaurant. A meal out was a treat in my household. And believe me, I am not THAT old ;) Obviously lifestyles nowadays have evolved and all but eliminated the time to prepare a home cooked meal, so eating out has become a convenience to many. I know lots of families that eat out multiple times a week....my question is, how can you teach your child to eat healthy when you don't even know how and where your food is being prepared?
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Haha, Whip. I guess it depends who you go to dinner with. If you went with the 'in-laws,' you might need a stiff drink!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
What I do to cut down on calories when I go out to dinner is quite simple, but a lot of people don't want to do it: I don't order alcohol. I just drink water or unsweetened iced tea.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
this is gonna sound weird but i LOVE BBQ sauce as salad dressing too
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
blue- I know its mean... i am skinny though and was like, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS?! They literally came in every day and were like anorexically skinny looking... it was kinda sad actually... and i only switched their stuff once! :) they liked it though, i even asked them...
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Ima, I hear a lot of people subbing in salsa for other dressings. Sounds good, glad its working out for you!
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