Tips for Staying Slim in a Restaurant Job Environment

When you work in a restaurant it can be hard to eat healthy. Unless you happen to work at a health food-centered eatery then you’re probably tempted by things like burgers, burritos, fried foods, and meats of every variety while you serve people, bus tables, or cook the food you’re salivating over. Because of this you might put on a few extra pounds by going the simple route and eating your job’s food for your meals and snacks. If you want to keep your waist small and still have a nice meal at work then you might want to follow the following advice.

Bring Your Own Lunch

Bring Your Own Lunch To Work
Bring Your Own Lunch To Work
Working in a fast food restaurant or diner or even a normal sit-in place means that you have quick access to your jobs menu and probably an employee discount. You might even get to eat the free sent back orders or a burger that’s been under the heat lamp too long. Instead of going with this option you should bring in your own lunch. That way you can control your own personal menu and not just get to pick from the fattening or greasy foods people leave out or send back. Your waistline will definitely thank you later.

Pick From the Healthier Options

Even McDonald’s has a salad. They might not be the healthiest salads ever with very fattening dressings and chicken but they’re still salads. What you need to do is go over your job’s menu and select the dishes that you know aren’t going to bloat you and make you add on five or ten pounds. Since most restaurants are paring down their meals and including low calorie or fat free options those would then be your best bets. Ask whoever would know what the calorie counts are for most of the food on the menu and pick the smallest numbers.

Only Eat on Your Scheduled Break

You probably are someone who grabs a handful of fries during a slow period and stuffs them in your mouth as fast as you can before someone sees. Maybe you like to order a side and eat it quickly in the back when there’s a rush going on and you need the extra energy. Refrain from doing this and instead eat only during your scheduled off time. You cut out extra food this way and it’s important to eat one meal with something wholesome in it so that you aren’t having energy crashes throughout the day.

Count Your Calories

Staying Slim And Working In A Restaurant Is Possible
Staying Slim And Working In A Restaurant Is Possible
If all else fails then you need to start counting the calories that you consume and cutting yourself off at a certain limit. If you feel like 600 calories is all you should consume at work then either bring a meal for yourself at that amount or only eat foods there that will total up to that amount. This way you know exactly what you’re getting and when to stop. If you are so inclined, get other people at work involved so you have buddies to eat with who you know will let you know when to stop. You can make it a challenge to stay in as great as shape as possible.

Tips And Recipes To Start Juicing Today!

Chances are you’ve heard of juicing, but for some reason you haven’t tried it yet. If you’re ready to lose weight and maintain better health, then it’s time to start juicing and you can today! It’s never too late to commit to your health and take up juicing. Why juicing you ask? It’s simple fact that we need more fruits and vegetables in our diets and juicing provides that quickly and in huge amounts by juicing the nutrients of so many fruits and veggies into the juice we can drink. And we can drink more fruits and veggies than we can physically eat so it’s a healthy quick way to catch up on nutrients. And bonus you can also loose a lot of weight without working out. You should work out, but your health will improve even if you don’t. 

What You’ll Need To Start Juicing

The most important things is a juicer. There are many kinds, but the best bet for beginning juicers are the centrifugal juicers that ranger from $100~200. You can get an amazing juicer for $150 and not have to worry about extensive cleaning more costly juicers require. It’s best to start smaller and see how you like it before getting too invested. Next you’ll need lots of delicious fruits and veggies that you can turn into delicious juice. Head to the store and be sure to stocks up on essential juice elements like apples, lemons, oranges, fresh ginger, and carrots. Kale, spinach, cucumbers, zucchinis and other veggies will add varying amounts of juice. Try a pineapple if you like to get sweeter juices. Avoid small fruits like tiny plums or grapes. Anything too small might get ejected back at you. Tomatoes are great for you and easy to cover their flavor if you don’t like them. Any citrus is great, and grapefruits render a lot of juice. Strawberries are delicious and have a strong flavor when in juice. Mangos lend a creamy texture, and papayas and watermelon also give good juice and flavor. Try anything in any combination really, you can’t make a wrong juice, though some might taste bad. Balance fruits and veggies if you like sweeter juices. 

Preparing Produce For Juicing

Try Some Bold Recipes And Start Juicing
Try Some Bold Recipes And Start Juicing
You’ll be able to tell how small things need to be cut when you set up your juicer and see the entry point for produce. It’s usually a 3” round chute produce is sent down to be pulverized for it’s juice. Don’t send pits or cores down your juicer. Wash all your produce and cut out apple stems and pineapple cores. Peel mangos and papayas and melons then chop into juicing sized pieces. Get peach pits out but skin can remain. It’s best to cut and peel everything ahead of time. Peel all citrus and break it into quarters if it’s too big for the chute. Read the instructions that comes with your juicer and prepare you jars.  Each serving should be about 16 oz. Try these simple recipes or try your own! Simply push your ingredients through the juicer and pour it into jars. Juice can be stored for up to 72 hours! Enjoy and feel good about your commitment to health and decision to juice!

  • Skinny Rabbit: 4 apples, 6 carrots, 1 lemon, 1” piece fresh ginger, 1 tomato
  • Spicy Sunrise: 4 oranges, 1 lemon, 1/3 pinneapple, 2 orange peppers
  • Sweet and Peachy: 1/3 pineapple, 2 oranges, 4 peaches, 10 strawberries
  • Kale Me Now: 6 kale leaves, 1 lemon, 1” fresh ginger, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 2 apples, 1 orange
  • Mango Madness: 2 mangos, 1/3 pineapple, 2 oranges, 1 basket strawberries