Ordering in restaurants

I eat out much less than I used to.  Restaurants conspire to add sugar/salt/fat, to keep you coming back.

Some recommend perusing the menu online before going to a restaurant, so that you make healthy choices in advance.

My eating and ordering have become automatic.  I often do not even look at the menu.  Rather, I request steamed fish, no oil no salt, and a double serving of green veggies, the same.  I then use pepper, lemon, hot sauce to season.  I don’t like “grilled” things – at least half the time, the kitchen ignores my requests and loads on the salt and oil.  (That’s what happened last night in a place that said they couldn’t steam or poach my fish).

Bottom line – prepared foods – whether take out, delivery, sit down restaurant, or frozen from the supermarket, set you up for failure.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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