My Top 4 Tips for Eating Out On a Diet

“Any tips on eating out?”

If you are somebody who is currently dieting, or if you have ever dieted before in your life, you know the challenge of eating out. Whether it be at a restaurant, at a friends house, or even with family, you know it can be really hard to stay on track especially with a buffet of food๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿž usually in your point blank range!๐Ÿ˜ณ #iwantitall ๐Ÿ˜‹lol

First of all, eating out should not be a miserable (side salad) experience in my opinion.

When you eat out, you should be able to enjoy and “splerge” a bit at social gatherings.

But how do you do this and stay on track with your diet?

This is how i do it.

๐Ÿ’ฅTip 1: Plan Accordingly.

If you know you are going out to a big dinner with family/friends later that night, make it your goal to be eating plenty of lean protein sources as well as veggies throughout the day to keep protein intake high, so you can save your fats and carbs for the night out.

๐Ÿ’ฅTip 2: Eat a big meal (of mostly veggies/lean protein) about an hour before you go out to eat. 

If you are starving by the time dinner roles around, your cravings will be through the roof when you see appetizing food.

Feeling already slightly satiated will aid in keeping cravings down. Also, eating something filling with natural sugars before hand such as an apple, will aid with sugar cravings specifically.(P.S. usually overstated but drinking lots of water helps too)๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ’ฅTip 3: Portion Control.

As soon as you get to the dinner, look at all the food that is there.

Make a mental note of the “to die for” foods that you really need to have before you leave.๐Ÿ˜Œ

Only put those specific foods on your plate, and try to only stick to the food you put on your plate. This way you are not tempted to graze on food conitnuously while the dinner continues.

๐Ÿ’ฅTip 4: If you over eat๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ซ(heaven forbid you have a little too much fun) STOP. I know what you’re thinking. “I already screwed up, might as well make it worth it.๐Ÿ˜“”

๐Ÿ’ฅNO!

Do not do that.

This will only halt your progress further, even though you probably haven’t done that much damage yet๐Ÿ˜‰

Just get back on track.๐Ÿ‘EasyโœŒ

Walk through the freakin DOOR!

Have you ever heard the phrase 

โฉ”Every time a door closes, another one opens”? You see, i love that phrase because i really believe it to be true.

However…..

You have to walk through the freakin door!

Opportunities will come and go and new ones will arise, that is for certain.

But just because the door opens doesn’t mean you’ve made it.

You have to move!

Move towards that opportunity, and move fast before it shuts on you!

Quick question: Has anybody here ever seen a moving door? ….. #no ?

Ok.๐Ÿ˜‰

These doors are not moving which means you aren’t getting closer to them unless you act.

Find an opportunity and GET MOVING.

Some doors will slam in your face, even though you sprinted towards that opportunity with everything you’ve got.

Good!

Another door down.

Eventually you’ll get faster, and one of those doors will stay open jussssst long enough….

And you’ll make it.๐Ÿ‘

Where does our potential go?

People think about failure in terms of black and white. Winning and losing. This is our immediate definition of failing.

In our minds, it’s simple. The team that wins SUCCEEDS! The team that loses FAILS.

But this is not the most common type of failure.

Not even by a long shot.

No. The most common type of failure humans face is in our daily lives.

And quite frankly it is killing your potential!

  • Failure to FOCUS on one thing, and see that one thing through to the end, will ultimately cripple your potential.

Our generation has so many strings tied to different parts of our brains that our attention span is thinning.

Don’t beleive me?

How many times a day do you stop mid-sentence to check your phone because of a “PING”?

Or how many times do you get on your phone to do one thing and end up in a completely different app?

The skill of sticking to one thing is becoming just that, a SKILL.

Meaning it is no longer intrinsic in our human nature but rather something that must be learned.

If you don’t learn this skill, you won’t achieve mastery at anything.

You will never be the best artist, writer, fitness guru, entrepreneur, etc.

This may sound harsh but it’s the truth.

Because in order to become a master at something, we have to give it our undivided attention.

Delayed gratification is a fading idea in our generation. We want everything “Faster, Quicker, and More Efficient!”

This generation, more than any other generation in this planets history, EXPECT SUCCESS and if we aren’t seeing immediate results we look for something better.

When things don’t go the way we think they should, we jump ship at every new opportunity that comes our way. Thus, our ability to focus, learn, grow, develop, and become the best at something, is squandered.

How do I know this?

Cause up until this point, my several different interests have made me a Jack of All Trades. Which sounds pretty good…..

Until I realized, I’m the King of None.

We share our neighbors demons.

Ever thought to yourself, “Why does that guy have to be such a d***!?”

Here’s the story behind the “d***”.

Have you ever been out in the world, enjoying your day? Perhaps it’s one of your only days off work for the week, and you and your partner or friends are out at a cafe grabbing coffee. Or perhaps you are even at work but you are in a great mood, and I mean a GREAT mood!

You’re day has been fantastic! It’s a warm day, the sun is out, birds are singing, and Cupid is slinging arrows from his bottomless quiver. Life is good!

Nothing can ruin this day!

HA! Good one.

Despite everything going right in your life in that moment, inside your perfect utopian bubble, all it takes is some sharpened words and Cupid’s stolen bow and…

Pop.

This person’s single comment just popped your utopian bubble.

Your feet touch the real floor, this floor is not quite as soft, i believe they call it reality. And your day will never be the same.

The anger builds as you sit upon that single sentence. Confused, hurt, thinking to yourself, “Why did that guy have to be such a ****!?”

You replay the comment more times in your head than you would care to admit, even though we’ve all done it.

That single comment from a stranger you don’t even know just affected your whole day.

HIS/HER comment, hissing with scorn and fury, has now become YOUR mood. And it ain’t good!

At this point, your either nodding your head because you’ve met and remember this “d***” or you’re not sure what I’m talking about. In that case, “Nice to meet you D***, my name is Isaac.”

But we must remember, just because those words were directed AT you, doesn’t necessarily mean they were FOR you.

More often than not, this scenario is collateral damage, forged by a problem much deeper than your surface level confrontations.

We all have our demons, but our demons are not our own.

Truth is, we’ve all been that person walking around in a bad mood waiting to snap at the next person that looks at us the wrong way.

If you don’t remember anything from this article, remember this:

Your words and your actions WILL affect more than just you.

After all, we share our neighbors demons.

If you could choose only ONE hobby,

“If you could only choose โ˜(ONE) hobby to make a living from, what would it be?”

I’m super curious to hear your responses!๐Ÿ˜ณ

My DREAM is to be able to turn a hobby into a business, so i am extremely passionate about this topic!๐Ÿ”ฅ

As for me, this may come as a shock to some of you, but i would love to be a writer of some kind. Either a journalist where i could travel a lot, or making my living just writing articles/ blog posts would be amazing as well!๐Ÿ™Œ

Other than that, some of my passions that i wouldn’t mind making careers/businesses of include photogrpahy, fitness (obviously๐Ÿ˜…), i love marketing, and really anything entrepreneur related. I just love it!๐Ÿ˜‚lol

Comment below

What would your dream job/business be?๐Ÿ™Œ

A message to The Ambitious and Entreprenuers…

The Ambitious and Entrepreneurs will understand this๐Ÿ‘‡

“Have i failed…?” 

Many times in my life.

At many different things.
I’ve been close to giving up,
a feeling i’m sure many of you guys reading this are familiar with.
I’ll bet you have a lot of ideas, good ideas probably, but never really sure what to do with them?
Same boat๐Ÿ‘‹
… I want to create something special, something that goes beyond myself, something that other people believe in, something that brings VALUE to other people’s lives…
I’m guessing you do too.

Have you ever been uncertain if the path you are on is going to get you there?
Like you think to yourself, if i just do X long enough, and stay consistent with Y, i will FINALLY reach Z.
Though there are doubts…

โซAmbitious people will get this.

Because if you are ambitious you will strive to achieve things in this life that are out of your control.
If you are ambitious, you know how important it is to BELIEVE you are capable of doing something bigger than yourself with your life.

Listen, there are no guarantees when it comes to achieving our goals.
But if you don’t find a way, somebody else will.

“So if you’re thinking of giving up, just remember: This is the point where everybody else will give up. And that’s EXACTLY why YOU MUST NOT.” -Ruben Cavez, Founder of ThinkGrowProsper