You don’t have to compromise on your healthy lifestyle every time you go out for a brunch with your BFF or dine out on the weekends. You still enjoy a treat here & there while staying clean.
How To Eat Clean At Restaurants?
10 tips for a healthy guide to restaurant eating.
Check the restaurant menu prior to arriving at the restaurant. Have a few selections picked out so you don’t feel rushed when ordering.
Check for a “skinny/lighter fare/500 calorie” section. Most restaurants have these now and it simplifies things greatly. You still need to be aware of the sugar content.
Ask how the items are prepared (Cooked in oil, butter, have a sugary glaze, sauce, etc.)
Do not be afraid to order the food cooked to your liking: Ask for steamed veggies, a protein with no sauce or sauce on the side.
Consider ordering a healthy appetizer and splitting a meal with someone else. Or take half of your meal home with you.
Order a salad with dressing on the side and dip your salad into the dressing rather than pouring the dressing on the salad. You will consume a fraction of the dressing.
Opt for oil and vinegar or bring your own dressing to the restaurant.
Decline the breadbasket that almost always accompanies a meal.
If you plan to indulge in an adult beverage, choose a glass of wine or a drink mixed with water rather than a sugary drink.
Finish the meal off with a cup of hot water and lemon. This signals to your body that you are done with eating for the day.
BONUS #11 If you are due a treat meal, plan for it. Do not become a victim of circumstance and eat off-plan because you did not plan for the meal out.
What are some of your favorite ways to stay healthy while eating out??! Share with us in the comments below!