How to eat out without breaking your healthy diet How to eat out without breaking your healthy diet

How to eat out without breaking your diet

It's easy to fall into temptation when you go out for dinner with friends. Here are some ideas that can help you stay on track with your healthy habits.

First of all, take a thorough look at the menu. Not only are the ingredients important, but also the way they’re cooked. You should choose any food that is “steamed”, “grilled” or “sauté”, and avoid those which are “fried” or made with cream or butter.

If you're deciding on a sandwich, be aware that there are lots of types of bread and some are very healthy. Seeded wholemeal, wheat bread, and granola bread are good options, unlike white bread that has no nutritional value. 

Seeded wholemeal, wheat bread, and granola bread are good options.

Do you know the “Rule of One”? When you're on a diet, you’re allowed one small treat from time to time. Save this special food for your eating out, and choose something that you really enjoy. It may be a dessert, a cookie, or a pasta dish. But take into consideration that there's an 'or' between each option!

The waiting time until your food arrives is a key moment to pay attention to. Skip the breadbasket, the nachos, and the creamy dips. If you're hungry, ask for a salad as an appetizer. You can share your entree with your partners as well. 

When you're on a diet, you’re allowed one small treat from time to time.

Sometimes, the serving size is really gigantic. There's no need to eat all of it! You can grab a regular portion of food and ask for a doggy bag to take the leftovers home. 

Finally, you should ask for water or diet beverages to drink. Try to avoid sparkling water or sodas, as they can bloat your stomach and make you feel uneasy.

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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