Happy Friday! For many, weekend’s tend to mean dining out or take out!
For the most part dining out is more about the people you’re with and the experience than the actual food.
(Pre/post lockdown of course)
Here are some tips to help with healthy choices.
1- Pre-plan! I find this the biggest help! Thanks to the internet you’re able to go online and check out menus prior to the day your plans are. Choose something you can build your choices for the rest of the days meals with.
2- Order sparkling water in a wine glass with lots of lemons & limes. Sometimes chatting with company, mindless drinking & eating happens so it definitely tricks your brain holding a wine glass instead of one of those boring regular water glasses.
3- Stick to protein & vegetables and 1 high calorie carbohydrate such as either the cocktail, bread, potato or dessert but not all four. And don’t be afraid to order a lean cut of steak with a side of vegetables. Sometimes those meals can have the lowest fat and calories on the menu.
4-Ask for a to go container at the time you place your order so when your meal arrives to the table you take half of it and immediately put it away to avoid that mindless eating.
5- Don’t forget to drink extra water that day and the next not just because it’ll keep you full but also to help with the extra sodium that tends to be in restaurant food.
6-Most importantly!! Give yourself a break & don’t stress about your meal. Enjoy each bite & each conversation! Life is strange these days so you never know when you’ll get a chance to savour these moments. Start fresh your next meal! 💕🍴🍛😋