Tips for Eating Out

Eating out is an enjoyable way to spend quality time with family and friends. However, studies have linked dining out with poor food choices, resulting in overheating.

Here are 9 helpful tips for eating out that will enable you to stick to your healthy routine without having to interrupt your social life:

  1. Check the menu beforehand for healthy options.
  2. Have a healthy snack before you arrive.
  3. Drink water before and during your meal.
  4. Ask for dressings and sauces on the side.
  5. Skip the breadbasket.
  6. Order a side salad or soup for an appetizer.
  7. Order food steamed, grilled, or roasted, rather than fried.
  8. Avoid sugary drinks.
  9. Prioritize portion control: order ½ portion or take ½ to go.

Remember, it is ok to indulge a little. Use the 80/20 rule to keep you in check most of the time and be sure to have a little fun too!