Eating clean at restaurants

Eating clean is a personal choice and can be super hard depending on where you live and what kind of budget you have. However, the benefits that come from clean eating living far outway the bad. A clean eating diet can lead to better health, lower weight, and feeling better overall.

One of the biggest challenges to clean eating is figuring out how to stay clean when eating at restaurants or fast-food restaurants. Here is a list of things you can order when eating out to follow the clean eating guidelines you are following.

Fast food places make it hard to find clean food as the quicker food is made, the more nutrients they lose. However, most places have some protein bowl or salad you can get. Stay away from anything deep-fried or covered in sauce. Taco places are a good one to go to as they have salads that you can add steak or chicken to. If you can’t find a place that offers something clean to eat them stop at a grocery store and hit their deli section where they will have fresh salads and sandwiches to choose from.

If you find yourself stuck at a place like Burger King with no other option, then go for a burger with no bun and skip the condiments, and add a salad instead if getting fries. It’s best to avoid place like this so you are not tempted to eat something you shouldn’t.

Restaurant eating is more accessible than fast food, but unless you live in a place like California where there are healthy food options everywhere, you will still struggle to keep the food clean. Look over the menu and opt for a protein like a steak, chicken, or fish with a side of steamed vegetables and a baked potato. Many restaurants now have a variety of salads that are full of delicious nutrients. Skip the bread or tortilla chips that come complimentary unless it’s whole grain wheat.

Never be afraid to ask your server what is in the food or how it is prepared. You are spending your hard-earned money to eat at these places, so it is ok to ask for a special request that keeps you healthy and clean.

Here is a list you can add to your phone to help you stay clean when shopping and eating out.

Amanda Jordan

Author / Weight Loss Coach

Published by Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is a writer, specializing in fitness for women, especially those just beginning their fitness journey. She combines life as a freelance writer with teaching effective meal planning and targeted exercise routines. Amanda has firsthand knowledge of what life is like being overweight and unhealthy. Through many means, she has personally lost over 80 pounds and become a healthy woman.

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