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Tips For Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Tips For Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Aug 1, 2012

Hi Team Dragon Fit! As some of you know, my “day job” is managing my family restaurant. I get asked all the time by customers who witnessed me losing 100lbs., “How did you lose all that weight?”. I always smile and tell them I actually lost the weight eating two of my meals every day at my restaurant.  They usually find that hard to believe. The key to losing weight is to be smart when you eat out. It took some trial and error but I learned several things on my weight loss journey that I would like to share with you. Here are 9 tips that will help you keep on track when you decide to eat out: 1. Request a cooking spray Oil has a lot of calories and not every restaurant has a spray like Pam available, so you’ll need to check. In fact, before I started eating healthier, my restaurant didn’t. Cooks hate to use a cooking spray because oil cooks food faster. I started using it for all my meals and got great results. Now, I make it available for my customers too. 2. Ask for steamed vegetables This one is easy. Almost every restaurant has some veggies. The key is to ask for them steamed and be sure to say no oil or butter added. 3. Eat lots of egg whites Luckily, I work in a breakfast restaurant. Eggs are everywhere! The great thing about egg whites is that they are high in protein and have zero fat and zero carbs. Cook them with a spray (see point one), then you have a perfect item for a low carb diet! 4. Ask for a to-go box at the beginning of your meal and put half your meal away Wow, you just got a 2-for-1 meal! 5. Skip the mayo or special sauce It’s tough, but who needs the extra calories, right? 6. Add hot sauce to any dish I used to hate hot sauces, but now knowing that many of them have ZERO calories, I now love them! 7. Substitute sliced tomatoes, salad, pico de gallo, cottage cheese or fruit instead of hash browns I love my restaurant’s hash...

Peg’s Healthy Picks

Peg’s Healthy Picks

Jul 27, 2012

(To download  a PDF copy of our latest “Peg’s Healthy Picks”with our new healthy menu items, please click here.) It’s that time of the year again!  Voting for Reno’s annual  “Best of the Best” has already begun on June 18 and will end on August 3. We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to vote online for Peg’s as “Best Breakfast” in Reno for 2012. Peg’s is family owned and operated and we take great pride in providing our “glorified” food and service to the community since 1999. We really appreciate all your support in the past as we have been voted “Best Breakfast” for the last 10 years running. We hope to earn your support to continue this tradition.  The website for voting is located online at: www.newsreview.com/reno/ballot/bestofreno12 Ask your host or server to bring a laptop to your table and we can show you how to vote. Thanks again for your support! – Fred Jr., Cady, and the Peg’s Team  ...