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Help!! Thai Food
Ok, so I am going out to lunch today for a co-worker's last day. We are going for Thai (which I love!) However, I havent been since I have gotten on my diet. I am trying to do low fat, low cal and everything on the menu is probably sauteed in butter or fried in oil other than the soup! It's 90 degrees today... I am not getting soup.
Can someone please give me some pointers for what to order!!
we are going to a chain restaurant too... so fortunately I can even attach a link to a website with their menu! Any and all help will be appreciated!
Wed. Jun 15, 6:45am
ok, here is the website, it didn't attach:
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 6:46 AM
Here's what weightwatchers says for thai food
Hot chili peppers and lemongrass give some Thai dishes wonderful POINTS® value-free flavor. But the addition of peanuts, oil and coconut milk can often dramatically change the story.
So watch out for dishes with coconut, peanut sauce (like pad thai) and curry (mussaman or panang). Instead, stick with white-meat chicken, tofu and fish stir-fries, as well as steamed appetizers like spring rolls and dumplings, lime juice-based salads, and broth-based soups.
Steamed rice is always a wonderful accompaniment to balance out some of the fat in a meal. And if you're looking for something fun, try an order of sticky rice.
Wise Choices POINTS Values
Tom yum kung (hot-and-sour shrimp soup), 1 cup - 2 points
White rice, 1/2 cup - 2 points
Beef satay, 2 skewers without sauce - 5 points
Thai chicken with basil, 1 boneless, skinless breast, 3 oz - 5 points
Ginger chicken, 1 cup - 7 points
Thai seafood salad, 2 cups - 10 points
Not-So-Wise Choices POINTS Values
Thai coffee or tea, 1 cup - 7 points
Pad thai, 1 cup - 9 points
Thai beef salad, 1 cup - 14 points
Mussaman beef curry, 1 cup - 19 points
Thai coconut rice, 1 cup - 8 points
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 6:50 AM
At lots of restaurants, if something on the menu is stir-fried (which probably means a lot of oil), you can ask for it to be steamed instead. If something has a rich sauce, but you love the sauce, just ask for it on the side like you would salad dressing. You can still have the flavor, but with way less calories. Restaurants, especially chains, are used to patrons who are on a diet and may have special requests. But, after they do something extra or different for you, just remember not to be stingy with the tip, so the next dieter who goes in gets the same special treatment!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 7:31 AM
The sauteed seafood dishes look pretty good - shrimp, squid and scallops are great protein sources and hardly any calories. (For example, you get 1/2 cup of scallops with Weight Watchers for I believe 1 point)
A3 appetizer with bean thread noodles and ground pork or the
chicken laab (which I always thought was "larb") - protein and shouldn't be too fatty Also the Yum Takrai app looks good - probably a bit of oil in the dressing and then just the ground peanuts
skip noodle dishes - usually a good 4-6 portions in one entree
Eight Immortal Delight!? Going vegetarian is usually the safest - even if there is more oil than you would normally have, the calories are less b/c there's no meat
Ask for brown rice - the added fiber will help!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 9:00 AM
They should have a nice greens salad with grilled beef that's been marinated in yummie thai seasonings.
unfortunatley you'll have skip the delicious thai iced tea too!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 3:24 PM
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