We all love a night out at a restaurant from time to time but sticking to a healthy eating plan can be difficult. The very nature of a restaurant is to tempt us with
delicious dishes which, over time, won't help our waistlines. So, to help you to eat out without piling on the pounds we've come up 10 rules to follow…
Sauces and dressings on the side
Where possible, always ask for any dressings and sauces to be served separately.
Don't be swayed by your friends
Don't be tempted to go for unhealthy options because that's what the other people are having.
See the menu before you get to the restaurant
If you know where you are going to eat a good healthy eating trick is to make your menu choices prior to getting to the restaurant.
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Limit the appetizers
Many restaurants provide some sort of pre-dinner appetizer — which is generally bread.
Avoid the 'all-you-can-eat'
If you do have some say in the choice of restaurant try to avoid the 'all-you-can-eat' establishments.
Starter and a salad or a side
A good way to keep your meal sizes smaller is to order a starter as your main course but bulk it out by adding some sides.
Limit the alcohol
Alcohol contains a substantial
7 calories per gram (carbohydrates and protein both contain around 4 calories per gram) so you can see how your daily calor
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Don't starve yourself
Don't starve yourself during the day to compensate for a planned indulgent evening meal out. It's a common strategy and we've probably all done it.
Fresh fish was a staple of the octogenarian's diets.
One or two but not three courses
If you can, try to stick to
one or two courses instead of the full three.