Restaurant Foods to Avoid
Back from Miami that is.
I just spent 7 days with the world’s top fitness pros and my best friends in the world.
Our goal is ONE thing.
To add more value to your life.
Actually, it also means something else as well…
…Great restaurants and delicious foods.
And since I’ve been busting my tail to get back in shape for the New Year, this could have been disastrous for my fitness goals.
But thanks to the article below from my buddy, Mike “the Truth” Geary, this was not a concern.
So here they are.
The TOP 3 foods I avoided at all these hoity toity restaurants over the last week to stay on track with my goals.
Take it away Mikey…
The Top 3 Foods to AVOID at Restaurants
(they can make you fat and potentially end up killing you)
These ingredients not only make you fat, but can actually
be deadly when eaten too often…
By Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and
Best Selling Author
I’ve been traveling a lot for business in the last year, and I’ve
noticed that most people totally fall off their fitness routines while
In fact, eating out at restaurants frequently is one of the biggest
reasons why so many people fatten up while traveling.
It’s almost damn near impossible to eat healthy when you dine out,
UNLESS you follow a couple of simple tricks that I use to make every
restaurant meal healthier, reduce calories, and not lose control.
Here are a few tricks you can use to eat healthier and stay lean even
while traveling on business or eating out any time for that matter…
The 3 most important things to avoid that are EVERYWHERE
at restaurants are:
– the deep fried foods
– the refined starchy foods
– and any sodas, juices, or other sugary foods
(except whole fruits, which are great)
This eliminates the major food sources that do the worst damage in
our food supply – the EVIL “trans fats,” the inflammatory refined
vegetable oils, refined starches, and processed sugars.
This means trying to skip the table bread, skipping the
French Fries (that come with every single sandwich on every
menu known to man), and reducing or eliminating all of the
heaping portions of rice and pasta that are often loaded on
the plates as well.
How to do it healthier, but still satisfying…
Instead, try to order just meat, side vegetables, and a salad,
asking for the vegetables or salad as a substitute for the typical
fries, rice, or pasta that the meal probably comes with.
Almost every restaurant I’ve ever been to will always allow me to
substitute veggies or a side salad for the fries or chips that almost
always comes with sandwiches or burgers.
Side note: It always amazes me how many people scrutinize me
because I substitute veggies for fries by telling me that I’m
“not living” because I won’t eat fries…
Yet they are always the first to complain that they are overweight
and have “tried everything,” yet can’t lose weight. I’m not sure
why so many people think eating French Fries equals “living it up”…
I’m all for moderation with many things, but if there are 2 things
that should be almost totally removed from everyone’s diet because
these foods are simply that evil… it’s fries and sodas!
Take a look at the typical difference this simple substitution makes
between choosing smart and doing what most people do…
Most people will eat a meal out such as this:
– Sandwich or burger — the bread is usually the unhealthiest part of this
– fries or chips — source of deadly trans fats
– soda or other sweetened drink — mostly deadly high fructose corn syrup
A MUCH smarter alternative for a leaner, healthier body is very simply this:
– A steak, chicken breast, or fish piece
(this avoids the refined wheat of a sandwich)
– veggies or salad (much better choice than fries or chips)
– unsweetened iced tea or water with lemon
(and no diet drinks — unless you enjoy drinking carcinogenic,
poisonous, artificially-sweetened chemicals).
These 2 simple substitutions alone will save you at least
400 – 900 calories EACH time you dine out (depending on
drink refills and fries’ portion sizes)…
AND you’re cutting out the most harmful foods to your body as well
by avoiding the trans fats and high fructose corn syrup.
Also, it may be rare to find this in most restaurants, but if you can
find some that offer much healthier grass-fed beef burgers, it’s a
much smarter decision compared to grain-fattened beef.
Bonus Tip: a little-known way to eat full portions of rice or
potatoes and actually get away with it without packing on the bodyfat
is to make sure to schedule a high intensity full body resistance training
workout before your scheduled meal time.
Sometimes it may be hard to fit the workout into your schedule right
before the meal event, but if you can, the meal can be your
“post-workout meal,” in which case, your body can handle a higher
amount of carbs than normal to help replenish the muscle glycogen
depletion you had during the intense workout.
A cardio workout WON’T cut it for this… it must be high intensity
resistance training to deplete enough muscle glycogen to handle
restaurant portions of carbohydrates.
I hope these dining tips help you choose smarter and healthier
next time you eat out.
Here’s What You Should Do Right Now…
One of the quickest, and easiest ways to lose weight (and keep it off)
does NOT include some crazy fad diet, horribly restricting calories,
or exercising your body into dust…
No way. The quickest, simplest, and MOST effective way to lose
weight is to add simple “tricks,” just like the ones above, to your lifestyle.
What you just read about was 1 of these simple tricks. There are
many more, and in fact I’d like to share over 100 MORE tricks with you!
Some are odd, some crazy, some involve your diet, others exercise,
and some your mind – but they all have one thing in common…
they are all SIMPLE!
Simple strategies like…
==> Restaurant Foods to AVOID – The inexpensive everyday kitchen item
(that every home has) that will reverse your body’s fat-storing
efforts by nearly 30%!
==> Restaurant Foods to AVOID – The 45-second exercise you can even do while
lying in bed that has the power to strip off an entire inch off
your waist in the next 30 days!
==> Restaurant Foods to AVOID – The candle (yes candle) that can help maximize
your body’s own natural release of age-defying, fat-melting
growth hormone and have less fat on your body within the next 8 hours!
All you have to do to discover those tricks, and so many more, is continue reading this article in Restaurant Foods to Avoid