Wise Takeaways

If you have a hankering for some quick takeaway, what are your safe options? Foods like pizza, pastas, burgers and chips are way too high in carbohydrates and often fats. But there are lots of good choices out there.

When you prepare and eat your meals at home it's relatively easy to keep to your eating plan. However dining away from home, whether it's a quick takeaway, or dining at the finest 5 star restaurant offers some unique challenges. Some sensible planning and choosing when you are eating away from home will help you keep within the Celebrity Slim guidelines.

Here are a few options to consider:

  1. Many Asian dishes, such as meat and vegetable stir fry, are allowable as long as you don't eat the rice or noodles. Ask for more vegetables instead.
  2. Try to choose MSG free (Mono Sodium Glutamate) foods as there is some evidence that suggests that MSG can interfere with fat burning metabolism causing fat to be retained.
  3. Beware of sweet sauces as they will be high in sugar, for example: lemon chicken, sweet and sour, etc.
  4. Roast chicken with salad (coleslaw, Greek or garden salad and not potato or pasta salad) is a good choice. Don't eat the stuffing as it is high in carbohydrates.
  5. Spare ribs are delicious and very low in carbohydrates.
  6. Chicken and beef satay sticks with satay sauce are delicious and contain very little carbohydrates.
  7. Takeaway chicken, beef or tuna salads tend to be low in carbohydrates - ask for dressing on the side and use sparingly, may be loaded with fats and carbs.
  8. BBQ chicken and salad - remove the skin as this can be very fatty. Don't ask for chips, more salad is a better option and don't eat the stuffing!
  9. Grilled fish and salad - make sure the fish is not coated in batter.
  10. For drinks, choose bottled water, sparkling mineral water, diet drinks, or tea and coffee with a dash of milk.

Avoid:

  • Pizza - the base is almost pure carbohydrates.
  • Fish and chips - chips are pure carbohydrates
  • Hamburgers - the buns are not only carbohydrates but many have added sugar to make them taste better.
  • Pies and pasties - the pastry and much of the filling (not much meat protein unfortunately) is mostly carbohydrates.
  • Cakes, ice creams and donuts - mostly carbohydrates.

2 Reviews

lauradonnelly88

Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I do the same samy1985 it is a great option! also chicken omlette with salad or cantonese spare ribs and vegtables from a chinese work well- just make sure you avoid the chips!

samy1985

Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

I found Chicken Kebab as it was grilled and served with salad and gave the pitta bread to my husband, and had a small amount of garlic sauce, and it was yummy, and cured the craving for a takeaway.