Sticking to your healthy eating plan can be challenging, especially when eating out! You shouldn’t feel like you have to miss out on social gatherings on the weekends or time with friends and family. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when eating out.
Look for words such as “grilled”, “steamed”, and “baked” Start your meal with a salad to avoid over eating.[/info_list_item][info_list_item list_title=”You can add a side to your dish, but healthy!” list_icon=”Defaults-stethoscope” animation=”pulse” title_font_style=”font-weight:bold;” title_font_size=”desktop:24px;” title_font_line_height=”desktop:32px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:16px;” desc_font_line_height=”desktop:26px;”]Watch your side dish choices. Choose vegetables, baked potato, or cold vegetable salads vs fries or pasta salads. To help reduce overall unhealthy fat and extra calories, avoid cheese, mayonnaise, and creamy based sauces. Many beverages are loaded with empty calories. Ask for water, unsweetened tea or other low sugar drink choices vs sodas or sugary beverages.
Drizzle olive oil on vegetables or salad to help your body absorb nutrients.
Eat the healthiest items on your plate first.
Make sure to ask for salad dressings and sauces or for your meal to be on the side.
Pay attention to your body’s signs of being full. It’s okay to ask for a to go box. Just because your momma told you to finish your plate doesn’t mean you have to!
Don’t forget; the weekends count too! Staying consistent and focused on your goals will only lead you to success. And if you need help with coming up with a game plan in and out of the gym then contact us today!