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Eat this, not that

Linda Melone, CSCS, is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and certified personal trainer based in Orange County, CA. Visit her website at

5 Simple swaps on the go

If you're cutting calories to lose weight, restaurant meals can undo your best intentions. Giant portion sizes, hidden calories, and rich sauces make it easy to eat an entire day's worth of calories in a single meal without realizing it.

Eat this, not that

Eat this - sushi

Eat this:

  • Sushi
  • Nigiri sushi: Fish-wrapped sushi
  • Sashimi, all types
  • Teppanyaki: steak, seafood, and vegetables
  • Teriyaki chicken

Not that:

  • Tempura
  • Sake
  • Plum wine
  • Sukiyaki
  • Mexican food: cheese, refried beans, and sour cream are downfalls here.

    Eat this:

    • Gazpacho
    • Chicken or beef fajitas
    • Burrito or taco
    • Chicken entrées
    • Fish with rice

    Not that:

    • Margaritas
    • Guacamole
    • Nachos
    • Refried beans
    • Quesadillas
    • Fast food burger/sub/pizza: hold the mayo, the double decker burgers, and fried offerings.

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