Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Aug 19, 2019 Tip

Italian food is rich in carbohydrates with all the pasta, rice, bread, and fresh vegetables.  Italian dishes are also often served with rich cream sauces, lots of cheese, or oil based sauces.  When you eat out at an Italian restaurant you can keep some points in mind to help you select more low-fat, low-calorie foods that will help keep you on track with your Diet Center program. 

When it comes to sauces, try to select tomato or seafood-based sauces (ex. marinara or clam sauce). Consume breads without the butter, salads with and oil and vinegar dressing versus creamy dressing, and fresh fruit instead of sugary desserts.  Some better selections include pasta primavera, pasta marinara, chicken cacciatore, or fresh fish.  Some dishes that you should avoid due to the high fat, high calorie content include veal/chicken/eggplant parmesan, sausage dishes, beef lasagna, ravioli, and breaded and fried dishes. 

Remember, you want to watch your portion sizes! You can always take leftovers home for future meals. Eating out doesn’t have to throw you off track, a little knowledge will help you make good choices that can fit into your program.