Wednesday, February 27, 2013


How to Eat Healthy at a Chinese Buffet

Step One:
Begin with soup. Both egg drop and wonton soup are low in fat and calories and are good choices to help fill you up. Beginning with a broth-based soup is a good way to eat fewer calories at every meal.
This is the Wonton Soup without the wonton (basically just the broth) I am obsessed
Step 2:
 Pick a variety of main dishes. Choose from the dishes that have been cooked without battering and frying. Beef and broccoli, cashew chicken and steamed green beans are all healthy choices. Avoid dishes with sticky or sweet sauces, such as sweet and sour preparations or General Tsao's chicken.

I made sure to fill my plate first with broccoli then I went around and found my favorite non fried dishes and got a spoonful of each. For example: the baked salmon, peppered chicken, bourbon chicken, and beef and jalapenos
Step 3:
Pick brown rice and whole wheat noodles if possible. Fried rice is the worst offender, calorie-wise, so avoid that above all. Keep servings of rice and noodles to a reasonable size and don't go back for seconds. ( I am not eating any type of starch but this is good to remember)
Step 4:
Avoid fried foods. Deep fried chicken bits, egg rolls, fried noodles and crab Rangoon may be traditional parts of a Chinese buffet, but their fat and calorie counts make them very unhealthy. If you must indulge, choose one, savor it and don't go back for seconds.
Step 5:
Treat yourself to dessert. Most Chinese buffets have a variety of fruits as part of their dessert menu, so indulge yourself here. Have a large serving of your favorite fruits and add an almond cookie on the side. Don't forget to finish with a fortune cookie--they're only 35 calories for a bit of fun.
Now below is foods not to eat. (this was the bf's plate)

Day 34:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with a little cheddar cheese
Snack: 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
Lunch: turkey spaghetti
Snack: miso soup
Dinner: 2 turkey hot dogs with ketchup (not bun)

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