What to order when eating out
When ordering at a restaurant anywhere, always try to go for high protein and low carbs. Try to go for the grilled or blackened version of a meat, instead of the broiled or fried. Get the veggies instead of the starches as your side. If you drink soda, get the zero sugar or low sugar version- I know it’s different, but if you get in the habit you won’t even notice.
GOOD: Edamame, Grilled Chicken, Blackened Salmon, any grilled fish, steak or any red meat, veggies
NOT SO GOOD: Potatoes, Chips and Queso, Fried chicken or fish, fried okra or other veggie
Tip: Add some lemon in your water or ask for half water half lemonade
My Favorite Healthy Restaurants in Atlanta: (+ one example of something I've gotten and liked from there)
True Food Kitchen
Ancient Grains Bowl + Grilled Chicken
Large - substitute scoop of rice for salad, salmon, tuna, spicy tuna, corn, edamame
Kale me Crazy
Traditional Acai Bowl
i Love Juice Bar
Ginger Greens Smoothie
*More coming soon
Restaurant selections basic guidelines:
Sushi - try to get some sashimi on your plate- the fish without rice. This is good for your protein count and keeps it lower carb!
Poke - if you can swap a scoop of rice for salad, do that. Always aim for low-carbs. Carbs are too easy to find elsewhere.
Acai Bowls - make sure you add almond butter for protein. These have a high sugar content, which means lots of carbs at the end of the day. Get a small bowl.
Grilled White Fish and veggies - perfect option for any standard restaurant.