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when you go out to a mexican resturant what do you order?

Mon. Aug 13, 2:54pm

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There is seriously nothing healthy at a Mexican restaurant. I usually go with shrimp fajitas and avoid the guac and sour cream.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 2:56 PM

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Tacos Al Carbon

or some combo plate with Cheese Enchilada and above Taco. Of course with Rice/Beans

Monday, August 13, 2007, 2:56 PM

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there is a lot of "hidden" lard in this cuisine. i prepare mexican food at home and spare myself the unknown. go out for drinks after.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 2:57 PM

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It's not like we do it all the time though. So once in a while can be a treat!

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:01 PM

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OP here

will i be pretty safe with chicken fajitas? i don't eat sour cream or guac so i'm okay there..... I also will only eat 1 taco with the chicken fajita meat, and then I'll just eat the chicken without the tortialla is that okay?

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:06 PM

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that sounds like a good plan. they will probably serve lettuce and tomatoes, too. enjoy!

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:13 PM

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You should be okay. Just don't make it a habit. Oh another thing... the chips and salsa (actually its the chips), are loaded with fat!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:19 PM

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Just do a quick calorie count in your head for chicken fajitas:
Chicken - usual amount served - 250/300 calories - target portion on your part 200 calories
Tortilla or taco shell - 100 calories
load up on lettuce, throw in some tomatoes - 70-100 calories
TOTAL: average of 350/450 calories, not a bad count for a dinner. Also, everything but the tortilla/taco shell is pretty low in fat too. Just stay away from the margaritas and you should be okay (way too many calories to count)!! :)

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:29 PM

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guacamole is excellent for you so don't feel you have to avoid that always! yes it's high calorie/high fat but it's much better for you than so many other options!

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:32 PM

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Try and incorporate some exercise to help you burn some of the calories!

Monday, August 13, 2007, 3:34 PM

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