Eating out this weekend?
Enjoy these tips🏻🏻
There was once a time when I was totally fearful of going out to eat because I didn’t have control over how many calories I was eating. Luckily I’ve found ways to go out and enjoy myself while still staying on track.
These are the tips I use myself and teach to all of my clients. There’s no need to stay home and cook all of your own meals, it just takes being a little more mindful.
Look at the menu online and decide what you will order ahead of time, then reverse engineer your day. Stick to lean protein, fruits, and veggies so you have more calories to play with.
Prioritize mostly protein and veggies for your main meal. But be careful about portion sizes. Protein servings can be huge, so stick to eating about a palm sized serving.
Fill up a little before your main meal by ordering a salad instead of the calorie dense apps. Just be mindful of the extra nuts, cheese, and dressing. Order the dressing on the side and use your for to dip it in.
Pick your one indulgence. If you want to drink, skip the bread basket or dessert and vice versa. It’s ok to a little, just not on everything.
Dressings and sauces are often calorie bombs. Instead of having your salad or meal slathered with the stuff, ask for it on the side. That way you’re in control of how much you use.
Veggies are a good choice, but cooks make them tastier by adding lots of butter, cream, or oil. To avoid adding hundreds of extra calories, order them steamed.
Focus on the company, conversation, and having a good time. Eat mindfully and check in with yourself often to see if you’ve had enough.
If you’re being “that person” by making every substitution you can, it pays to be polite and friendly to the wait staff. Say please and thank you, show your appreciation, and tip well.
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