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Eating Healthy While Dining Out

Cutting a vegetables for salad

You’ve been committing to being healthy all week… eating clean, meal prepping, and hitting the gym, but then comes the weekend. You want to go out, but you don’t want to get off track and sabotage all your hard work.

Well, there’s no reason why your social life has to be sacrificed if you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Spending time with friends & enjoying life is important for your health too.

Eating out might seem daunting at first, there’s so many delicious temptations. Cheesy appetizers, bottomless breadsticks, and a dessert menu to die for!

You want it all, but the key is to simply be mindful of what you order. You can still have an amazing night out without waking up the next morning feeling full of regret in a food coma.

Here are some helpful tips for your next night out!

  • Avoid words on the menu like, fried, battered, buttery, smothered & breaded. Instead look for words like, broiled, steamed, baked, fresh, sauteed, & grilled.
  • The bread or chips might be free, but that doesn’t mean you have to fill up on empty calories. Try to save room the meal and avoid mindless munching!
  • You love salads, but they’re all loaded extra high-cal ingredients…Just ask for the waiter to hold the cheese, candied pecans, tortilla chips etc. & get the dressing on the side.
  • Don’t obsess over the food & inhale it right away! The best part of the meal should be the company you keep. Take your time chewing, & enjoy conversation. Eating isn’t a race.
  • Salads aren’t the only healthy option. Opt for a protein with veggies. It’s the perfect combo to satisfy your hunger, but also nourish your body.
  • Sip water throughout the meal to stay hydrated. Many times we mistake thirst for hunger.
  • Most importantly, don’t feel guilty about treating yourself. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance! If you want to order that cake with the chocolate ganache DO IT. Share it with your friends, savor all the flavors, and don’t regret it.

 

2017-01-26 00:00:00
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