How can I eat healthy when dining out?

Here are tips for healthful eating away from home:

  • Choose restaurants that have low-fat, low-cholesterol menu items.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for foods that follow your eating pattern if you can’t find what you need on the printed menu. This is important.
  • Order poultry, fish or meat that is broiled, grilled, baked, steamed or poached rather than fried.
  • Eat lean deli meats like fresh turkey or lean roast beef instead of higher-fat cuts like salami or bologna.
  • Look for vegetables seasoned with herbs or spices rather than butter, sour cream or cheese. Ask for sauces on the side.
  • Order a fresh mixed greens salad with char broiled and sliced beef or chicken on top.
  • Order a nice steak, use the lean cut choices and have a salad on the side
  • Order a nice rack of lamb and say no to the bread and potatoes, but go for that green mixed salad.
  • Drink lots of water, instead of wine or beer. You can have Perrier or other carbonated waters, as long as there’s no sugar.
  • Order a low-fat dessert like sherbet, fruit ice, sorbet or low-fat frozen yogurt.
  • Control serving sizes by asking for a small serving, sharing a dish or taking some home.

Rob Lagana

Coach and Founder at Lagana Fitness
Coach Rob Lagana, Fitness Coach, Elite Nutritionist, and Stress Reduction Therapist

Rob Lagana is a former top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.

Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred
with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki.Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals
through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.


Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and overall brings a holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.

Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner.Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and
much more..Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body.

Latest posts by Rob Lagana (see all)