If you're a few weeks away from competing in a bikini fitness competition, then you know how important it is to stay on a strict diet. Cutting fat is very difficult, especially when you're looking to maintain muscle. The one thing that most people know is that you want to avoid high calorie foods that are heavy with refined carbs. While this might seem like it rules out dinner at a pizza restaurant, that's not necessarily the case. As long as you know what you can order off the menu, then you will be fine.
This is a type of pizza that is made without cheese. Instead of mozzarella cheese, it is topped with fresh vegetables. As you might expect, it has tomatoes, lettuce, onions, peppers and black olives. Some restaurants will then sprinkle on some grated hard cheese. The pizza doesn't have all of the fat that regular pizza has, and as an added benefit, it will fill you up because of the fiber in all of the fresh vegetables. So, you're less likely to want a second or third slice. Try restaurants like Chuck's Pizza.
This is a salad that is high in protein. It's made with meets, cheeses, and olives. Typically you will find soppressata, provolone, Genoa salami, mozzarella, roasted red peppers, black olives, and tomatoes. The dish is covered in olive oil and vinegar. The dish is great for maintaining muscle because you have the protein from the cheese and meats. It's a great alternative to a couple slices of regular pizza which have all that unnecessary white bread.
This is an Italian American classic that you will find in most pizza restaurants. It's made by breading chicken breasts and then frying them. Next, the pan is used to make the sauce. Lemon juice, white wine, and butter is added to the pan and reduced. This is then poured over the fried chicken along with fresh parsley. The dish is full of protein, which is what you want to maintain your muscle. It's also got virtually no carbs, which is great. Fried chicken gets a bad rap, so as long as you don't go wild and eat a bucket of fried chicken, you will be fine. The dish is often served with a side of bread, which you should skip. Instead, order a plain garden salad.
This is a great dish for fans of seafood. It's great for maintaining you muscles because shrimp have around 17 grams of protein per serving. The preparation involves sauteing the shrimp in butter, garlic, and then adding fresh lemon juice and parsley at the end. Some places will even add a touch of vermouth. This is another meal that tends to be served with bread, so just ask the server for a salad instead of the bread.