Temptations abound when you eat out. There are bread baskets, and chip baskets, and appetizers, and desserts. In order to maintain your healthy diet you’ll have to have a plan in place before arriving at the restaurant.
Here’s how you stay on track while eating out:
- Don’t eat extras: Ask for the bread basket or chip basket to be removed from your table and stick to eating only what you ordered.
- Don’t drink calories: Stick with water or unsweetened ice tea in order to avoid a few hundred extra calories.
- Get it plain: Ask for sauces and dressings on the side to cut down calories.
- Get healthier sides: Just because the grilled fish comes with a side of potatoes doesn’t mean you have to get it that way. Ask for a side of steamed veggies instead.