Dr Oz: Healthy Restaurant Meals
You love to eat out, but the calories are ridiculous. Dr Oz brings out Fitness Expert and author of The Petite Advantage Diet, Jim Karas, to show you how to eat at your favorite restaurant without loading up on the calories.
Jim Karas says some of the biggest mistakes people make are going to dinner hungry and not going into battle mode when you eat out. Restaurants calories in food actually contain 300 more calories than we believe.
Dr Oz: Chinese Beef & Broccoli
Chinese Food-beef and broccoli
1 C beef and broccoli
½ C brown rice
2 chicken pot stickers
Chinese Food Diet Buster: Brown rice. This was a shocker to Dr Oz, who always ordered the brown rice at Chinese restaurants, thinking he was being healthier. Jim stated that if the brown rice was cooked in butter and oil, it will soak up 2-3 tsp of fat, turning your dinner into a high calorie meal. He suggested always asking if the brown rice is cooked in butter. Be careful even when you think you’re ordering a lower calorie version.
Dr Oz: Mexican Fajitas
4 oz chicken
1 C chopped onions
2 C chopped peppers
1 corn tortilla
Jim stated that he isn’t a fan of the veggie fajita because it won’t fill you up. You need the protein. With just the fajita and no protein, you’re not going to get that feeling of fullness.
Mexican Restaurant Diet Buster: guacamole- 1 chip scooped into guacamole is approximately 100 calories. If you have 5 of those, you wind up eating 500 calories even before the dinner.
Dr Oz: Italian Fish
4 oz fish with olive oil
2 C grilled asparagus with olive oil
1 glass red wine
Italian Restaurant Diet Buster: Olive oil- 1 Tbsp of olive oil is over 100 calories. If you put that on your bread before the meal, you’re packing on unwanted calories.