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Food Resolutions: 3 Ways to Go out and Stick to your New Year goals

It’s that day of the year. You know, when you talk about how you would like to see yourself, what changes you would like to make, and how to improve yourself in the new year. Yeah, those resolutions are things that are always made, however, did you know that more than 85% of all people who make resolutions actually fail to keep them? Well, let’s get real for a moment. Some of it is because we just have to make better choices at some of the hardest moments. Sometimes it is a job, sometimes it is just getting up and move more, sometimes it is what we eat. There are many different resolutions that people make, however the two most important things to remember are consistency and accountability. Here are a few things to think about when you are working on making healthy habits and changing your approach, especially when you find yourself in the “Temptation Zone.”

Local, Fresh Eats.
This is one of the toughest parts of the resolution to either eat better or get healthy. Let’s face it, we are surrounded by convenience and quick meals. With that quick and easy all around us, you usually find foods filled with processed ingredients and added salts, sugars and other non-mentionables that could kill your resolution. If you are too busy to make your meals, or do what I do from time-to-time and forget your meal at home, find some healthier options on the road. Get that burger without the bun, skip the fries and ask for a salad instead. Look for wheat or gluten-free ingredients, and above all DON’T SUPERSIZE IT! Find a place that will make something for you specially made, and take that extra couple minutes to get something fresher from a local restaurant that takes pride in fresh and local ingredients.

It’s a Marathon…
Creating healthy habits take time. It’s not something you do overnight. Same with losing weight, building a stronger financial portfolio, etc. Many people who break resolutions do because they sprint off the starting line like Usain Bolt, when they should have just started with a healthy walk around the block. People break resolutions because they feel like a failure if and when they break them. The best part about learning and growing is the failure that comes with it. That is where we learn. Just like a marathon, we have to start off with walking a mile, then the next thing we know we are running it, then we add more miles. You build your stamina to the point that you can run that 26.2 miles. It is an incredible feeling, not just because you did it, but because of all the hard work and the amazing things you learned about yourself along the way.

Don’t beat yourself up. Once a week, enjoy a meal that you like, or go out with friends without feeling guilty. Stop by OG once and a while, we have healthy options, as well as those other options like the best pizza in Tempe to celebrate in between!

OK you know what I mean. Make that resolution because of you. Don’t let anyone else even give you suggestions. Do what you want or what you need! Each step, each victory is for you. The celebrations are with others, but for you! You got this in 2018! Come celebrate with us. We will make you a healthier option meal, salads, light cheese or no cheese on the pizza, more fresh veggies. Heck, we’ll even cut the bread thinner for you… whatever you need to help with your resolutions.

Happy New Year and here’s to a better version of you in 2018!


Philly cheesesteak in Tempe

OG Crave-able of the Month: Philly Cheesesteak

Just imagine it. You are standing on the streets of Philadelphia, the crowds rushing by, busy roads, and people making their way down the streets in the City of Brotherly Love. There are rows of great stores, businesses, all pushing up against each other for your attention. The town ringing with pride as the Liberty Bell makes it’s historic stance, not only for the city, but for our country. Then, it hits you. The aroma that truly says, “Philly Baby!” The hot beef, onions, all hitting the air in perfect harmony. It’s not just a beef sandwich, this is the Philly Cheesesteak!

Original Geno's Famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich Made in the 1930’s by Pat Olivieri, the Philly Cheesesteak sub is one of the most iconic American dishes in history. Though there are many debates on which version of the famous sandwich is best, the most common version is with cheese whiz and fried onions. Locals in Philadelphia even have their own unique way of ordering. Going up to order, they are ready to say they want a cheesesteak, which the cheese they prefer, and if they want onions or not. So here is how they would say it, “One, Whiz, With.” They break it down that fast!

Other cheese variations may be with Provolone or American cheese. Maybe some folks enjoy thick strips of ribeye beef, and some prefer the beef chopped up. No matter how you like your cheesesteak, we have all come to love this American classic. Here at Original Geno’s, we make sure that no matter how it is ordered, you have it as authentic as you can get. First, we start with the bread that is used in Philly, the Amoroso rolls. You can’t be authentic without it! Then we use delicious beef, onions, and then OF COURSE we use Cheese Whiz to top it all off. That is what makes our “Famous Philly” Sandwich. You want it with Provolone or American cheese? No problem. We’ve got you covered.

Original Geno’s Philly sandwiches don’t stop there. We have the original, and we also have other crave-able versions that have been unstoppable! Our Mushroom Philly, Pizza Philly and Pepper Philly sandwiches have all been big hits with our guests! Want to add something to your Philly? Let us know!

Order one of our unique versions of the famous sandwich, or order the original Philly Cheesesteak in Tempe at Original Geno’s! Always hot, fresh and simply crave-able. And as always, you can order a Philly cheesesteak online for pick up or delivery Online or by calling us at 602-804-1111.