Eating a healthy diet and then you get derailed when dining out?
Here are 10 simple strategies you can use when you’re going out for dinner, to help you prevent weight gain… starting before you even enter the restaurant.
1. Wear something fitted. Wearing something fitted gives you that subconscious reminder to keep your choices in check, because you’ll start to feel uncomfortable if you’re overeating.
2. Start by not being that hungry! Even a small snack of some protein, fiber and healthy fat (an apple with almond butter, for example) will help keep your judgement intact and will allow you to make decisions you won’t regret. Continue reading “10 Strategies to Prevent Weight Gain While Eating Out”
Having just returned from traveling, I know that vacations can easily sabotage healthy eating habits. Restaurants work hard to entice you with over-the-top food and drink options. Complimentary bread baskets, rolls, and tortilla chips as well as large portion sizes are just some of the obstacles that can derail your diet plan. Here are some helpful tips and strategies to help you stay on track with your healthy eating plan while eating out.
1. If you know you are going out for dinner, prepare! Eat carefully during the day. Have vegetable soup or a big salad for lunch. About an hour or two before you leave for dinner, have a protein shake, fruit and nuts, or yogurt so that you don’t arrive too hungry. It is important that you don’t starve yourself during the day or skip meals, as this can lead to overeating at dinner.
2. Select restaurants that offer plenty of choices. Review their menu before you go and plan ahead what you will order. Make sure the restaurant offers fresh vegetables and salads, and is willing to make menu substitutions. Continue reading “5 Tips for Sticking to Your Healthy Eating Plan While Eating Out”