Believe it or not you can go out, eat, and limit your fat intake at the same time.
Tips for the First Course
- Bread is okay, but skip the butter or use it sparingly.
- Have fresh fruits or vegetables.
- Seafood cocktails are a good choice.
- When ordering a salad leave off the olives, cheese, and bacon.
- Always order salad dressing on the side.
- Skip the complimentary crackers, instead ask for a piece of bread or toast.
- Choose low-fat meats, such as fish, chicken, or vegetarian dishes.
- Ask the chef to broil, boil, or grill whenever possible.
- Go easy on fried foods, heavy sauces, and gravy.
- Request your food be sautéed in white wine and lemon juice.
- Buttery food or food prepared in butter sauce
- Sauteed, fried, or braised food
- Hollandaise, creamed or food in its own gravy
- Au Gratin, parmesan and scalloped foods
- Pot pie, hash, or food marinated in oil
Vegetables are a good choice. Be sure to have them steamed and leave off the butter. Bring some Butterbuds for flavor or spice of choice.
- Sorbet, ice milk, or yogurt
- Cup of cappuccino
- Fresh fruit
- Remember, chocolate is loaded with fat.
- Stir-fried dishes are usually cooked in oil or lard. Ask the cook to stir-fry in water.
- Steamed white rice is okay. Avoid fried rice.
- Most dishes are cooked using lard, meat, and cheeses.
- Corn tortillas are better than flour tortillas.
- Avoid refried beans.
Additional Dinning Tips