I always get the same thing chicken & broccoli with extra cashews & a small side of soft chow mein noodles . The only thing with Chinese for me I gain 3 pounds the next day because a lot of sodium so I have it once a month or every other I have to order without the msg or I get a headache for 2 days!! Happy eating Judy
Edited by: JUDYAMK at: 2/20/2014 (21:56)
current weight: 172.0
Fitness Minutes: (78,720)
2/19/14 4:03 P
Our dietitian tells us to consider going out for any ethnic food, to just eat what you want, and consider it a "splurge" meal, and move on, and only do it every 3 months or so. The little you can find that is really "good for you" at a place like that, may as well stay home or bring some tuna in a plastic container and order green salad, toss the tuna on it, drink tea, and watch everyone else stuff their face.
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
Any thing fried avoid - try to load up on veggies as much as possible.
An fyi - Chinese food is loaded with sodium, even the broth based soups. When I eat it (and stay in my range still) I put on 2 pounds the next day due to the sodium. I still eat it occasionally, knowing the scale is gonna jump the next day.
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Steer away from the fried and go for the steamed. Although I admit Chinese food is one of my indulgences and I will over do it a bit. But I always have plenty of leftovers! If you want to have an egg roll or some crab rangoon, then just factor in an increase in your activity. I also love the hot mustard, so that helps with the flavor.
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Everything in moderation.
January Minutes: 636
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
2/19/14 11:16 A
Some Chinese Restaurants will make your dish with steamed chicken instead of fried if you ask. You are usually OK with stir frys. Check over the menu, look for options with veggies as well as a lean protein or shrimp. Don't be afraid to ask your server what type of veggies are in a dish. A restaurant around me does a garlic chicken, which has steamed chicken and a good portion of veggies with a thin garlic sauce. If they have a small Thai menu check out the Pad Thai. Avoid fried rice and pretty much every appetizer.
Can anyone offer me advice as to what I can order at a Chinese restaurant? I believe that Won Ton soup is excellent as far as being low calorie and low fat, but I need a few more suggestions.......Any help would be SOOOO appreciated....Thanks!!
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