Introducing ThinDish: A New Way to Stay Skinny While Eating Out
A new website helps you choose restaurant dishes that are under 600 calories.
Many restaurants now list the calorie content of their menu options, which is both great and sickening (especially when you realize your go-to order is well over 1,000 calories. Gulp!). But, the dangerous places remain to be the spots where there is no mention of calories whatsoever. Ordering becomes a free-for-all, and you don’t think twice about how much you’re consuming… and what that will do to your waistline.
Enter ThinDish, a new website launching later this month that lists menu options at local restaurants that are 600 calories or less. Users in the Los Angeles area (and soon, nationwide) will be able to log on to see if there’s a healthy, under 600-calorie menu option at their restaurant of choice. The site will also be identifying which items are high in protein, low carb, organic, gluten free and more. All of these qualities will be represented by a ThinDish logo, which will be made visible in the physical restaurants and on their menus as well. And not to worry, a mobile app isn’t far behind — it launches in August.
ThinDish came about as an idea of Jason Eli Lewis, an LA foodie and business man who routinely ate out, and therefore, packed on the pounds (sound familiar?). When he developed a list for himself of local restaurant meals that were under 600 calories and made his eating decisions based off of that, he dropped 60 pounds! Now, he’s sharing that much larger list with all of us. How sweet!
To get in on ThinDish before it officially launches and to score a 10 percent coupon towards your first under-600 calorie menu choice, sign up now at ThinDish.com.
Tell us: how do you make healthy decisions when eating out?
Faye Brennan is senior editor at BettyConfidential.