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How Mexican Food Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution


The beginning of a new year is full of promise. New Year’s provides you with a clean slate that allows you to start over with your goals and aspirations. If you’ve been struggling with your weight and are determined to drop a few pounds, now is a great time to get started. Fortunately, you don’t have to starve yourself, because Mexican food is great for weight loss.

Mexican Food Has Low Calories

Mexican food is full of delicious proteins and vegetables, all of which are low in calories. Even Mexican dishes that include chips or tortillas are always loaded with nutrient dense and filling foods. Whether you add queso to your chips or guacamole to your tacos, you’re eating fewer carbohydrates than with traditional American or Italian cuisine.

If you’re not making enough progress with your weight loss, you can cut out additional calories by stuffing each tortilla or taco with more meat and veggies than you normally would. You can also substitute tortillas with lettuce. The great thing about Mexican food is that you can lose weight without limiting your food intake if you make the right choices. For example, if you substitute for tortillas and chips, you can enjoy a full meal without any guilt.

It’s the Best-Tasting Diet You’ll Every Try

Do you know why most diets don’t work? They’re not sustainable. When you try to cut out all your favorite foods or eat only half the amount of food you normally eat, you’ll break down sooner than later. That’s because you have a limited amount of willpower, and by the end of the day, you’re just tired of saying no to yourself. Fortunately, when you choose a Mexican restaurant, you can indulge freely.

Unlike fancy weight loss shakes or normal diet foods, Mexican food is delicious. It includes only fresh ingredients and delicious seasonings that make your mouth water. And you don’t even have to eat the same thing over and over again, because there are a wide variety of dishes on the menu you can order. You may have to make small substitutions, but overall, Mexican cuisine is great for your waistline.

It Doesn’t Require Extra Effort

Some diets ask you to prepare special foods that take hours to prep, cook, and clean up after. Soaking sprouts overnight and going shopping at three different stores to get the ingredients you need don’t make it easy to stick with the program for very long. The best diets that get you in shape are the ones that don’t require you to extend too much effort.

Mexican food certainly fits the bill. You don’t even have to make any of it yourself. At Agave Mexican Restaurant, you can create your order online and pick it up on your way home. Also, if you’re planning a night out with friends, you don’t have to let them know you’re dieting. After all, when you suggest getting Mexican food, they won’t think twice about saying yes. It’s so much better than the juice bar your other friend is making everybody go to these days......

You Won’t Get Bored with It

Our Mexican restaurant has such a large selection of great tasting dishes that you’ll never get bored eating at our restaurant. That’s not to say you can’t indulge elsewhere occasionally. However, if you want to see success with your weight loss goals, you should focus on eating more proteins and vegetables for every main meal. This will help you curb your appetite and shed those unwanted pounds sooner than you think is possible. It’s also a great way to sustain your weight loss in the long run.

It Works on the Go

Mexican food is so delicious that it even tastes good when you reheat it the next day. That means you can take the leftovers to work with you for a delicious and healthy lunch. Some types of Mexican foods are great as snacks, too. For example, guacamole can be kept in the fridge for several days. That particular dish gives you many of the same benefits as eating salad without having to actually eat salad.

Burritos and fajitas can be wrapped up and taken along to work, too. There’s really no excuse to take a day off from your “diet”, just because you’re not home to cook. In fact, not being home is a great reason to have some Mexican food at Agave Mexican Restaurant. We’re happy to help!