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Eating Out, the Lean Version

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Michael P. Sherman, MD, PhD; Diana Superfin, MD; Ann Wexler, MD; Amir Modarressi, MD

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Living Lean While Eating Out


Sheena Lakhotia, the Orinda creator of the Living Lean fitness and nutrition program, partners with local restaurants in Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga to identify Living Lean menu items that her clients can order freely. They just look for the Living Lean logo.

 

a few of Lakhotia's smart dining tips:

 

Q. In your view, what qualifies a menu item as a healthy choice? The key is getting the right amount of good proteins, carbohydrates and fats without having, for instance, too many carbohydrates that get stored in the body as fat. Order your protein grilled, roasted, steamed or baked. Add a steamed vegetable and a salad.

 

Q. Are some carbohydrates better than others? Absolutely. You want whole grains—carbohydrates that are unprocessed and high in fiber. They metabolize slowly, so you don’t develop spikes and dips in blood sugar, which would cause cravings for more carbohydrates.

 

Q. How important is the preparation of the food? One of the major issues is how much oil is used. Tell them you want a minimum amount of oil in your dish.

 

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Added: 2012-08-02

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