Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | December 11, 2013

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #92: Make Appetizers Your Meal

In my last tip, I suggested skipping the appetizer portion of your meal as a way of reducing fat, sugar, sodium, cholesterol and calories. However, because many appetizers have become meals by themselves, they can present an effective dining opportunity. Simply stated, you can make a healthy appetizer your main dish. The key term is healthy because, as I discussed in my earlier post, some appetizers are absolute nutrition disasters. The good news is we do have some viable options. For example, California Pizza Kitchen offers a 480 calorie Shrimp Lettuce Wrap that has 23 grams of fat (2.5 saturated), 40 carbohydrate grams (16 grams of sugar), 25 grams of protein and 1,490 mg of sodium. They also have Sesame Ginger Chicken Dumplings that weigh in at 370 calories with 9 grams of fat (1 saturated), 51 carbohydrate grams (16 grams of sugar), 20 grams of protein and 1,610 mg of sodium. Chili’s Triple Dipper Boneless Buffalo Wings are 620 calories including 46 grams of fat (8 saturated), 28 carbohydrate grams (2 grams of sugar), 24 grams of protein and 1,890 mg of sodium. Outback Steakhouse offers “Aussie-Tizers” to share including Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie (325 total calories), Coconut Shrimp (614 total calories) and Seared Ahi Tuna (380 total calories). Do a little research and you will find an excellent appetizer option that can serve as your main course.

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