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Restaurants that provide low fat options?

By matt31221 - 3 February 2012 22

Does anyone know of any restaurants around Canberra that provide low fat options for dieters?  I have been dieting pretty hard in an attempt to wash away the sins of the Christmas holidays and would like a break from home cooked stuff for a night.  Thanks for any ideas!

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Restaurants that provide low fat options?
Disinformation 9:39 am 06 Feb 12

Thus, the populace has been convinced by general marketing that FAT is the great evil. They then ignore the energy content of SUGAR which is the other component of generally attractive food and wonder why they stay fat…

Mysteryman 9:32 am 06 Feb 12

McDonald’s has plenty of low fat options.

Honestly, you should probably just read a book on nutrition and learn about food. It doesn’t take much to look at the descriptions on a menu and determine which options will be better for you, if you know what you’re looking for.

breda 4:43 pm 05 Feb 12

Shurely shome mistake.

An adult with (presumably) all their faculties asks for the names of restaurants with ‘low fat options’?

Pretty much every restaurant that doesn’t have a drive-through has low fat options. A grilled steak or fish with veges, a vegetarian dish without cheese or cream (if included), most Japanese and Asian food, etc.

Anyway, if you pig out on carbs and sugar, you will still be overweight even if your fat intake is zero.

Strange post.

Tetranitrate 1:18 pm 05 Feb 12

niknak said :

schmeah said :

Want to lose weight, get some exercise. All this talk about eating sushi and beans .. you can’t lose weight in the long term without doing some work.

Erm… yes you can. Weight loss is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise. And if people follow a high protein, low fat diet, no exercise at all is required.

Absolutely this.
You have total control over what you eat, but most of your energy expenditure is involuntary.

niknak 11:57 am 05 Feb 12

schmeah said :

Want to lose weight, get some exercise. All this talk about eating sushi and beans .. you can’t lose weight in the long term without doing some work.

Erm… yes you can. Weight loss is 80% nutrition, 20% exercise. And if people follow a high protein, low fat diet, no exercise at all is required.

matt31221, just order steak and vegies or chicken and vegies or fish and vegies, no sauces/butter and plainly cooked. You won’t get fat eating lean protein and fibrous vegies. Don’t order bread, rice, pasta or noodles.

Tooks 9:36 am 05 Feb 12

You say you’ve been dieting pretty hard and just want a break from that for one night. If that’s the case, eat whatever you like. One meal will not hurt you, so enjoy it.

dvaey 7:09 am 05 Feb 12

Watson said :

It depends on whether you are just doing low fat or also low carb or protein. Most Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and a few other popular Asian cuisines’ dishes would be low fat. Especially if you choose the vegetarian options.

While I agree with your thoughts on Vietnamese and Thai.. Chinese food is generally fairly oily.

schmeah 7:17 pm 04 Feb 12

Want to lose weight, get some exercise. All this talk about eating sushi and beans .. you can’t lose weight in the long term without doing some work.

Nightshade 3:04 pm 04 Feb 12

If you like Thai food, Thai Chang Rai at Kingston and Belconnen have Jungle Curry, which is a clear curry without any coconut milk. Both meat and vegetable versions – you’d be hard-pressed to find much fat in the veggie jungle curry.

astrojax 12:52 pm 04 Feb 12

Sandman said :

Surely most dishes at Au Lac Vegetarian restaurant in Dickson would be reasonably low fat and healthy?

though – from taste – full of salt! the other faux meat restaurant in the corner of the square near sfoglia is much better, if that sort of thing turns you on.

as others have mentioned, sushi/sashimi is low fat. salads are usually good for this. and most decent restaurants will do you many of their meals sans fatty stuff (like cream sauces, etc) if you ask.

sirocco 7:00 am 04 Feb 12

Grilled barramundi at Mestral in Weston Creek is amazing!

Mee’s Sushi in Manuka

Diggety 10:40 pm 03 Feb 12

Yep. Central Cafe in Queanbeyan.

Then run home.

Sandman 10:14 pm 03 Feb 12

Surely most dishes at Au Lac Vegetarian restaurant in Dickson would be reasonably low fat and healthy?

Watson 8:32 pm 03 Feb 12

It depends on whether you are just doing low fat or also low carb or protein. Most Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and a few other popular Asian cuisines’ dishes would be low fat. Especially if you choose the vegetarian options.

And Sushi? (Drool)

sexynotsmart 7:53 pm 03 Feb 12

Lovebumps has put me on something similar. We have received conflicting info on Japanese, Turkish and Ethiopian cuisine. So I am allowed two orders when out:

green salad, dressing on the side
roast beef and vegies, no potatoes, no gravy.

Haven’t found a single place unable to do one or both. Everything from Meccabah to NGA Cafe, Babars to Southern Cross Club – just say you’re calorie counting when placing the order and everyone seems keen to help.

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