Dining Out While Dieting

dining-out-dietI’m going to be honest with you – I’m not into cooking. The McDonald’s drive-thru window might be one of my favorite places. It is fast, convenient, and I am happy with the food I get. However, it is not always the best for my diet. Although, if you must eat out, there are ways to do so and still maintain a healthy diet. Here are some suggestions.

-If the restaurant offers an appetizer menu, order from it. Or, try ordering a side salad.

-Avoid too much pasta and try to only eat one entrée.

-It is easy to think, “I am eating protein, I’m ok.” However, fried chicken is not always healthy. Try a grilled, leaner option when you are dieting.

-Try asking the restaurant to boil something rather than frying it to cut down on the calories.

-Sauces and condiments add calories so be careful.

-Try to eat half the meal and take the rest home.

-Do you research before you go to a restaurant so you know what the healthiest options are and you can pick the best choice for you.

-Avoid buffets because you will just overeat.

Everyone will ultimately have to eat out at some point while dieting. It is possible to find a healthy option and still enjoy your experience.

3 Comments to “Dining Out While Dieting”

  1. Casey Teller | September 23rd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I’ll add one – Stay away from KFC. Ever since they got that Double Down sandwich, I’m convinced that they are evil.

  2. Michael | December 1st, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Good info, as always people need eat moderately. I suggest a small serving of fruit and drink a glass of water before going out for a meal. Feel free to visit http://www.ReshapeYourHealth.com for more great health tips.

  3. ray ban | June 15th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Oh! it’s very good, thanks!!!