Another Golden Chance for Weight Loss: Chinese Take-Out
Isn’t life grand? It offers so many opportunities for great food and great weight loss. Today is no exception. It is national Chinese Take-Out Day!
We are not kidding. You can lose weight today as you celebrate if you make smart choices. Look to The BariatricPal Store for guidance and options to keep you on track.
Well-Deserved Bad Reputation
You are right if you think that Chinese take-out can be disastrous for a diet. Fried noodles and rice, chicken and beef cooked in oil and sugary sauces, and egg rolls that add a meal’s worth of calorie before you even check the menu can be detrimental. Healthier-sounding entrees such as stir-fried eggplant and ma pao tofu can have over half their calories from fat, in addition to a day’s worth of sugar each.
Instant Feel-Good Entrée
Save yourself a trip to the Chinese restaurant down the street, skip the wait, and instead, heat up Oriental Spicy Chicken Protein Entree in minutes. It has the chicken, flavors, vegetables, and rice that you love about Chinese take-out, but with nutrition you can handle. The entire meal has a perfect 230 calories, including 13 grams of protein to keep you going.
Fried Rice for Your Soul
This fried rice will feed your soul, but we’re not talking about greasy soul food. We’re talking about Carb-Free Shirataki Rice that you can transform into low-carb, nutrient-packed fried rice to satisfy your Chinese take-out craving. Each serving of Carb-Free Shirataki Rice has 28 calories and 0 grams of carbohydrates. Consider adding chicken, shrimp, or tofu, egg, diced fresh vegetables or mixed frozen vegetables, and soy sauce or your favorite Chinese-style sauce. Then eat as much as you want of this nutritious, low-calorie treat.
Chow mein, chop suey, and lo mein are pretty bad choices unless you are looking to gain weight, or unless you choose smart noodles. Go with low-carb, high-protein pasta and you will have the foundation for Chinese noodle dishes that can work for you. You know the drill from here: add vegetables, your favorite protein, and some flavor, and enjoy!
Keep yourself happy and losing weight on this and every other day. The BariatricPal Store has the high-protein, low-carb, great-tasting fare that you need for any mood or occasion. Browse the aisles or search for the flavors you love!
- Alex Brecher