Chipotle is among the most popular fast-casual restaurants spread across the globe. It can he an unhealthy-high caloric place or a dieter’s dream outlet, depending on the choice of individual.
If you really wish to eat healthy even at your favourite restaurant, here are a few tips:
1- Check portion size
Chipotle’s portion size of almost all item is approx equal to what a person eats throughout the day. So, if you are on diet, ensure that you do not order enough of it. And even if you do, keep the half of it for your second time meal during the day. This way, you can keep a check on caloric and fat intake.
2- No sugar drink
Soft drinks and fruit juices contain high quantities of sugar which will not just increase your calorie intake but also keep you at risk of developing severe health conditions such as heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, choosing a sugar-free beverage becomes important. For this, you can choose to take water and unsweetened tea or any other drink.
Instead of picking up something high in calories, try choosing veggies which are rich in vitamins fiber and minerals. Veggies won’t just keep you fuller by satisfying your appetite much sooner, but also keep you healthy by fighting off with disease and managing your weight, blood sugar and pressure. Adding fajita vegetables, roasted chili-corn salsa, fresh tomato salsa,tomatillo green or red chili salsa, romaine lettuce can prove to be a healthier option. Also, veggies with high vitamin C also helps fight cell damage and chronic diseases.
4- Avoid high calorie add-ons
If you are on a weight loss plan, you must not consider adding any high-calorie add on, such as cheese, sour cream, chips, flour tortillas and queso. As these are high in calories, these can lead to weight gain. Alternatively you can try chicken. It is a nutritious substitute containing nearly half the amount of fat found in carnitas and a whopping 32 grams of protein per serving.