“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 food🍔🍕🍟🍝🍩🍞 usually in your point blank range!😳 #iwantitall 😋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.
💥Tip 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.
💥Tip 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)😉🙌
💥Tip 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.😌
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.
💥Tip 4: If you over eat😱😫(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.😓”
Do not do that.
This will only halt your progress further, even though you probably haven’t done that much damage yet😉
Just get back on track.👍Easy✌