So, I'd like to drop a few pounds (summer's coming, summer's coming!) Sadly, I'm not going to be able to fit into my bathing suit if I sustain myself on al pastor huaraches and dim sum. So, I'm trying to make some better dietary choices for myself and have vowed to order the lowest calorie/healthiest item on every menu I encounter and see if I can lose weight, deliciously, without having to give up chowhounding. Of course, portion control and exercise are key, too, but those are for another forum. And, it helps if you make good choices along the way. I'm going to focus on eating lots of veggies and whole grains and lean proteins and avoid sloppy sauces. If there's nothing obviously lower-cal on the menu, I'll just make the best choice I can. If I have dessert, I'll share it. I don't want to starve or deprive myself, just make the best choices I can everywhere I go. Can it be done?
I'll report back here on the dishes I try and how delicious they are. If anyone else encounters healthy/low calories choices, or wants to join along on my quest, please post in this thread, too. Maybe we can end up with a nice catalog of healthy choices.
Here's a link to a recent post on a similar topic. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36334...