Limited Damage Series

A Trainer’s Take to Limiting Calories When Going Out

The goal for this Series is to help people who are in the initial stages of losing weight or exercising and for those who want to enjoy a cheat meal but don’t want to go overboard on the calories. This is NOT, REPEAT NOT, a keto/paleo/insert low carb thing but a REALISTIC way of eating when you are out and about.

1) I will be giving you guys a few easy suggestions on what to eat at a particular restaurant/bar.
2) Also how to eat a little bit “cleaner” and still have fun at said restaurant/bar.


Address: 1168 S. Barrington Avenue #101 Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 424-273-1377
Instagram: @maradentrobw
Restaurant Type: Mexican/Seafood
Location: Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood)
Price: $$
Attire: Casual

No Limits


2 Margaritas



Curb the Calories


2 Mexican Beers


Butter lettuce, goat feta cheese, red onions, sweet 100 tomatoes, avocado, spicy pistachios, pomegranate seeds, spicy queso añejo crostini, pistachio-avocado dressing



Why 2 Mexican beers over 2 margaritas?

Margaritaville Problem:
  • higher in calories
  • too much sugar
  • too much sodium

Salad for appetizer over cheese and meat? Wtf?!

Again the mission is to cut calories!
Two reasons why this a good choice:
  • It’s really, really good! (And I hate salad!!)
  • it will keep your mind occupied while you wait for your entree

Why Carnitas over Enchiladas?

  • More protein (pork fills you up more)
  • Less carbs. The enchiladas with the lemon rice increase the carbs and calories.
  • Added bonus, the pork was nice and tender. Yummy!!

No Dessert?

Nope. Because I picked a heavier protein, pork, so my ass was full!!!

Trainer Tip

Want to save even more calories?
  • Eat a handful of raw nuts or half a protein bar 30 minutes before you go to the restaurant. by curbing your appetite, less chance eating too many chips.
  • Drink 1-2 glasses of water before you leave. Dehydration sometimes triggers the hunger pangs.
  • Eat slowly!! Put the fork down after every bite and don’t pick it up agin until you swallowed. Trust me this really works!!
Hope you got something out of this!! Next place I will be talking about is Burger King!! Take care!

Limited Damage Series

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