Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution: Eat Tex Mex

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The top New Year’s resolution each year tends to be to lose weight/get healthy.

There’s an easy to way to keep this resolution in 2015: eat more Tex Mex food!

Before you place your hands on your face as you gasp in horror (“Tex Mex healthy? Lose weight? Why it’s laden with sauces and cheeses and the tortilla chips and guacamole and the fatty beef just make me gain a pound just thinking about it!”), consider this: Tex Mex food actually can be very healthy. You just have to make wise choices.

Yes, it is possible to eat Tex Mex food and look like this. It’s just all about making healthy food choices for your Tex Mex meals.

Let’s take the simple taco as an example. Sure, pour on the cheese, make sure it’s full of fatty ground beef, ladle on the guacamole saucen and eat two or three large tacos and you’re definitely eating several hundred fat-rich calories.

But eat a fish or chicken taco (or one with lean shredded beef), put just a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese on top, forgo the guacamole, and add more cut/diced tomatoes instead and you have a much healthier meal.

In fact, forget about the tortilla all together and make your taco more of a salad or even a sizzling fajita and you’ll save the carb calories from the taco shell.

Fajitas, actually, can be quite healthy. Ask your server to load your dish up with vegetables and ask for chicken or fish for your meat. Skip the refried beans for a side (ask for black beans if you just need to have beans – and believe us, we understand the need for some great beans with you meal). Say no to the side of rice and ask for steamed veggies instead.

Whenever you eat at a Tex Mex restaurant such as Mattito’s, simply ask for lean beef (or substitute chicken or fish), skip the chips, rice, beans, and guacamole and ask for black beans and lots of vegetables. There you’ll have it: a delicious, healthy meal, one that will help you keep your 2015 New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat healthier foods.

Good luck with any resolutions you’ve made for this New Year!

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