Most of us see eating out or getting take-away food as the easy option – it saves you cooking, right? One thing it does not do is keep your diet in a fine balance. Again, the majority of us do not live perfectly healthy lives and have rather dubious diets.
This is why, especially if you have a mediocre diet, you should try and use restaurants and take-away food as a chance to eat a little better. Healthy eating is definitely possible, and because it is being cooked in a restaurant you are sure to be getting a top quality meal.
When surrounded with all that temptation, all the bad stuff, it can be hard to say no but most of the healthy options are just as nice in a restaurant. Here are some fundamental concepts to put in place when eating out at a restaurant, it will make it much easier to ensure you eat healthier;
Manage your portions
If you simply cannot get anything healthy, then ensure you limit your portions – get the smallest possible. Order a normal sized meal, and make sure you get things like salads and healthier appetizers, but keeping your portion to a reflective size is half the battle.
Take home a share
If you find the portions are too big even still, then request a takeaway box and put half of the portion in there. You can then have that for lunch, meaning you keep your portions much fairer and provide yourself with that opportunity to not pig out.
When at a restaurant, it’s too easy to just order a soft drink or a beer. Make sure you stick to water – the extra additives in restaurants make the juice that little bit worse for you, meaning you should swerve the fattening juices that come with your meal almost on cue now.
A lot of us make that horrible mistake to just order desert anyway, despite the fact we are full and feel like we are about to burst. Learn to say no! If you feel perfectly full and happy after your dinner, then do not go for dessert. This is also the most tempting part of the menu – avoid these massively unhealthy dishes every time you go out and especially if you have had a healthier meal. Don’t put all of your good work to waste by getting dessert!
Eating healthy can be hard, especially if everybody around you in tucking into decadent yet unhealthy meals! Make sure you limit your portions and get the most nutritious and beneficial meal you possibly can.