I know a lot of my clients get concerned about Eating Out While On a Diet…
But I actually recommend it. Why!?
Because dieting isn’t just a short term thing, it is a lifestyle. As a lifestyle, you should be free to go out and socialize and still make healthy choices! Going out with family and friends is a reward, we all live for.
We may not see it as a treat but if you really think about it, it really is. It’s a time to go enjoy company, good food and no cleaning dishes! It gives our mind a break from the crazy world and work.
Tips on Eating Out While on a “DIET”
- Eat Before Going Out, We’ve all made that mistake of going to a restaurant STARVING and end up over eating! So having a healthy snack to fill you up before hand is always a great choice.
- First Drink to be Ordered, should be water! If you want an alcoholic beverage, at least wait until you have a glass of water. Sometimes we order drinks out of habit or peer pressure so that can fade away after your first glass of water. I usually tell my clients, they can still drink 3 “adult” drinks a week but keep in mind the sugar and calorie intake.
- Eat Mindful. Most places now days have a “mindful” menu. You can get a chicken sandwich with no bun and a side of steamed veggies with rice or potatoes. Even at Fast Food Places (not the best choice) but I’m Still Able to Make Good Choices!
- Don’t Get Tempted (unless it’s cheat day) Most restaurants tend to overfeed us, so eat slow, drink your water and you should be pretty full by the end of your meal… which then means you get that question… Would Anyone Like Dessert? haha Don’t fall into that trap! Don’t even look at the menu because once you do.. it’s game over or at least for me it is! haha
We can’t keep falling into this trap of being so scared and strict on diets or they will continue to fail. Make it a habit to go out once a week and eat healthy with friends or family!
This will also motivate you to want to eat good and train hard because we all I want to look good when we go out! I know when I’ve been eating bad, I want to hide under my bed until the bloat goes away! haha
So go out and ENJOY yourself! Try these tips and if you want to dive deeper into on this topic, join me for my free training by clicking here.