Probably one of the things we commonly enjoy is eating out.
One might think that since you have committed to this diet you can say goodbye to dining out, fret not.
Eating out does not need to feel like a task.
The secret is to learn how to modify what a menu offers.
There is always something you can eat, even if at times it means asking the waiter/waitress to modify the meal for you.
Below are a few guides on what you can eat on your next night out.
Trip To Mexico
- Steak, Chicken or Shrimp Fajita on lettuce with sour cream and guacamole or sliced avocado
- Taco Salad
- Carne Asada
- Chile Verde
- Chipotle salad
NOTE: Avoid tortillas and the shell for taco salad
- Greek Salad with Mayo
- Baba Ganoush
- Grilled Veggies, Chicken, Fish, Lamb with salad
For this menu, while it's tempting, skip the pita bread.
Flavors of India
- Tandoori Chicken
- Chicken Vindaloo
NOTE: Stay clear of beans, legumes, rice, chapati, bread, samosas
- Egg drop soup
- Pork spare ribs
- Roasted duck
- Hot and Sour Soup
NOTE: Avoid dipping on sauce
- Any meat with marsala sauce, veal or chicken is the best choice
NOTE: without the crust, cheese and toppings
- Miso soup
NOTE: Look out for sugary sauces
- Coconut curries
- Tom Yum or Tom Kha
- Beef/Chicken/Duck/ Stir fry type dishes
- Thai salads
NOTE: Opt-out of rice or noodles and ask the friendly server if sauces have been sweetened.
- Burger (without the buns, ketchup)
- Try lettuce-wrapped burger
- No fries, take salad as an alternative
While these days a lot of food places have tailored their menu to accommodating a low carb diet it's always better to know the best meals for you.
Don't forget to ask nicely!