5 Star Fitness Guide To Staying Fit While Eating Out in Scottsdale
Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t eat a balanced diet then you’ll have a hard time achieving your fitness goal no matter how much you work out.
Everyone on the 5 Star Fitness team gets a customized nutrition framework that works for their lifestyle and helps them achieve their goals. If you’re try to trim down for the summer or get six pack abs then you really need to watch your fat intake. Even “good fats” like avocado, nuts, and coconut oil can add up really quickly.
In case you want a refresher, a healthy diet should consist of:
- Lots of lean protein (chicken, fish, steak)
- At least 6 servings of veggies day (try leafy greens for lots of antioxidants)
- A couple of servings of fruit every day (these are good carbs)
- Carbohydrates in moderation (opt for sweet potatoes over rice)
- Not too much fatty food
Let’s be real, though. You’re young, successful, and probably enjoy eating out.
Eating Out? You’re Not Alone.
According to a study by the USDA, almost 75 of Americans eat at a restaurant at least once each week. Some people eat our every two or three days.
No judgement. That’s just the facts.
I get it. Sometimes after I drive home from Avondale (our newest 5 Star Fitness location!) to Scottsdale the last thing I want to do is come home and cook a meal. It’s really nice to meet up with friends and let someone else do the cooking!
Restaurants make delicious food but they also have huge portions. That’s totally cool when your goal is to gain weight but people tend to want to shed a few pounds more often than bulk up.
Meal prepping is, without a doubt, the best way to stick to your diet. It’s efficient and it can be a lot of fun.
Here are five tips for when you just can’t say resist an invite to a great restaurant.
1. Check out the menu ahead of time.
Some menus are really overwhelming. I recommend using Yelp! or the restaurant website to find a menu in advance and make your decision before you arrive. It’s not as good as meal prepping
2. Start by picking your protein.
Chicken, fish, or steak? Chicken and fish are definitely leaner than most cuts of steak. If you do choose a steak, consider the portion size. A good serving size is 5-7 ounces. Don’t be shy about cutting your meat in half and saving it.
3. Ask your server.
Your server will know the menu options inside and out. They can help you find the healthy options, tell you about the specials, and most importantly modify a menu item. You can just leave the bun off a burger or chicken sandwich to get a super healthy plate of meat and vegetables.
4. Choose low-fat options.
If you are trying to eat healthy at a restaurant, you should avoid the fried foods all together. Choose an entree that is grilled, broiled, or baked. Remove the skin from a chicken dish to further reduce the fat and calories.
5. Make good side choices.
Get your veggies steamed instead of sauteed. Try a sweet potato instead of a loaded baked potato. These little adjustments make a big difference.
The Fit Guide to Eating Out in Scottsdale.
Because a lot of my clients live in the East Valley, I decided to make this guide to eating out in Scottsdale.
This guide includes my top 5 dishes at my top 10 Scottsdale restaurants. It’s organized like this:
- My personal favorite item
- Another solid entree
- Favorite low-carb option
- Favorite snack/appetizer
- A tasty vegetarian option
To get a FREE copy of my guide to staying fit & eating out in Scottsdale >>CLICK HERE<<.
The guide includes dishes from 10 awesome restaurants.These are some of the healthiest and tastiest menu choices in the Phoenix area. I guarantee you’ll enjoy these dishes and feel satisfied when you’re done.