7 Tips for Eating Out Without Overindulging

Dining-out

Eating out has become one of America’s favorite pastimes.

We are so fortunate to have access to food in this country just about anytime that we want. The down side is that when you eat out you don’t know what exactly is in your food.

Eating out is fun and it can be convenient but I recommend that you save eating out as a special treat rather than an every day affair. Even if the food that you are ordering appears to be healthy the calories could be way over the top.

I love Mexican food and enjoy a burrito on occasion from a local Mexican restaurant. I checked the restaurant’s website to see how many calories are in a simple burrito with refried beans, brown rice, vegetables, salsa, cheese, sour cream. A whole burrito was over 1000 calories. I was blown away. No wonder I could only eat half at a time.

You really want to make sure that you are aware of what you are eating when you go to a restaurant because you could eat your whole day’s calories in one sitting.

You could cut back on your calories and exercise a little more if you think that you may eat more calories than usual when dining out. But I don’t recommend not eating at all prior to dining out because you still need to manage your blood sugar before hand. It could take a couple of days to get your blood sugar back on track if you eat like a sumo wrestler, which is a mass amount of calories in one sitting.

Whether you eat out once a week or once a month here are some simple tips to help you keep the calories under control and still enjoy yourself.

1. Choose your meal online before you get to the restaurant. If you are hungry when you get to the restaurant then chances are you will order a higher caloric meal.

 2. Tell the server to skip the bread unless you include the bread as part of the calories in your meal. 

3. Ask for your food to be grilled, steamed or broiled. These are lower calorie methods of cooking food.

 4. Choose a healthy veggie like steamed asparagus or broccoli.

 5. Eat mindfully and really savor your food, eating out should be pleasurable.

6. Package up half your meal and take it home for lunch the next day. Then you get two meals for the price of one.

 7. Pay for your meal in cash, most likely you will eat less.

Do you have any lower calorie suggestions for eating out?

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