Eating Out with
to Stay on Your Diet while Eating Out with Friends
because you're on a diet plan doesnt mean that you have to deny yourself
the little pleasures of life, like an evening out with your friends.
when you talk of an evening out with your friends, eating out makes an inevitable
part of it.
here's the thing... you are worried about falling prey to temptation and your
diet plan going bust, because when dining out it's quite easy to overeat.
what do you do? Skip the fun of an evening out with friends and sulk at home?
out and ruin your diet plan that you have been diligently following for the past
Well, you dont have to do any of these. Not only can you go out and have
a blast with your friends, you can even enjoy a good meal without sabotaging your
diet plan if you follow these basic tips about eating out:
of all, make a rough plan in advance about your choices of foods. This way you
wouldnt be confronted with the problem of deciding what to order when the
waiter hands over the menu to you.
skip your meals earlier simply because you are eating out in the evening. That
way you would end up consuming more calories in the night, when your calorie requirement
is actually low. All excess calories would end up being stored as body fat. They
are not going to compensate for having skipped the afternoon meal or be used for
your next days requirement.
a proper lunch so that in the evening you wont pounce on and devour whatever
comes to the table. To put your appetite further under control, carry a piece
of your favorite fruit and a handful of nuts to nibble on while on the way
to the restaurant. You may even eat a small bowl of salad some half an hour before
leaving for the restaurant.
while at the restaurant, go for an a la carte menu instead of eat-as-much-as-you-can
buffets. Choose dishes with extra portions of vegetables and order small portions
or split portions with friends.
your meal with a glass of plain water. Since you are on a diet plan, you must
already be aware of the kinds of foods to shun completely, namely, the deep-fried
foods, creamy, buttery and sugary stuff, regular colas and sodas, etc. Ask instead
for lower-fat steamed, grilled, roasted, broiled or flame-cooked items. Or maybe
you can even order another appetizer as the main course itself.
drinks stick to diet colas or fresh fruit/vegetable juice without added sugar.
One often forgets to count alcohol calories as part the food. Alcohol is very
high in calories and can prevent you from making healthy food choices.
to sit away from the breadbasket and the chips bowl. It is really easy to keep
on munching on these while chatting with your friends without even realizing that
careful about the dressings that come with salads. They can defeat the whole purpose
of your diet control. One ladle of a creamy salad dressing can give you about
300 calories. Ask for the dressing on the side rather than on the salad.
that it's these little things that that can go a long way in not letting your
diet plan go bust when eating out with friends who arent dieting.
dont worry, even if you succumb to temptation or cajoling from your friends
and let yourself go while eating, its okay to break the dieting rules once
in a while.
you can spend some extra time in the gym the next day or take a biking tour the
next time when you plan an outing with your friends.
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