Three Tips to Eating Out

Let’s be honest: We all have those days where the last thing we feel like doing is preparing a meal. Or maybe we have that trip we’ve been looking forward to, and we know that eating out will be inevitable. So, when eating out becomes the best option, it’s important that we find ways to stay on track with our goals. Here are three things to keep in mind to help you feel more confident when eating out outside of your reset meal.

Be prepared: As in many aspects of living a healthy lifestyle, if you are prepared, you have no need to fear. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re prepared to make the best decisions when you go out to eat.

Be ready to modify: You will likely experience a situation where no full meal on the menu sounds like a good option. If this is the case, you’ll want to be ready to modify an order. You may need to ask questions about how the food is being cooked or what it is being cooked in, and you can take a look at the side options that are available and ask to switch one for another. Don’t be afraid to talk with your waiter! They are usually very willing to make sure you have the best experience.

Be aware of your portions: Another difficult thing about going out to eat is the amount of food that is given in a meal. What is considered a normal portion size at most restaurants has gotten bigger over time, and these large portion sizes make it easy to overeat. Do what you can to avoid overeating. Here are some ideas on how to do that:

Whether for a reset meal or not, eating out should be an experience you can enjoy. So, the next time you go out to eat, think about these tips and see what will work best for you. Leave the worry at home and be confident in your ability to make good nutrition choices no matter where you go.

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