Eating out guide for weight loss- Make the healthy choice
Weight loss is not easy, sometimes we are having to make big changes from patterns and routines that we have engraved in us from many, many years. When you decide to jump on board with making a change to live a healthier life we will come up with obstacles and we have to learn how to make healthier choices and what we should do in each circumstances. When you are at home, you can avoid having unhealthy foods at home by not having the foods in the house and meal prepping but when you are out in the real world, your willpower is really tested. The miss chew eating out guide for weight loss is a list of tips to help you next time you go out for a meal with your family or friends.
THE EATING OUT GUIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS:
- View the menu before you get there and choose a menu option that will be the healthiest for you. That way when you get there you will not feel pressured to make a different decision.
- Call ahead if you have any questions or want to see if they can do other substitutions.
- Choose grilled, baked or stir-fry menu options.
- Choose entrée size or ask for a smaller size.
- Avoid deep-fried foods.
- Ask for the sauce or dressing to be on the side so you can control how much you add.
- Ask or choose to have a tomato based sauce rather than a creamy sauce.
- Choose vegetables or salad on the side rather than chips.
- Eat the salad first, it is best to try fill up on the healthier food.
- Only drink water with your meal.
- Don’t touch the bread basket, it’s not needed.
- Embrace the conversation, rather than rushing through your meal.
Most of all, enjoy yourself, if you go out for one meal a week with your girlfriends, you can be a a bit more gentle on yourself. If you are to have a slightly more unhealthy meal, just enjoy yourself and don’t beat yourself up about it. Use these tips more if you go out multiple times per week, that sort of thing.
Hopefully this helps point you in the right direction. To lose weight, to make these changes, is not easy, but with systems put into place, I know you can do it.
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