Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dining Out ...

Most of us find dining out with friends to be some of our most enjoyable experiences. It’s also the most challenging thing we can do while on a plan for healthy eating. 

But dining out is far from impossible. Healthy meals are available almost anywhere, as long as you remember that you are in control of what you put in your mouth. Be creative and mindful when choosing your menu items. 

Here are a few tips:
• Find restaurants online, and look for menus. Even small cafes often have an online presence.
• Call the restaurant to ask questions about how they can accommodate you. Most would rather have your business!
• Choose the leanest foods on the menu—fish and chicken—and select grilled, broiled, or baked foods.
• Ask for steamed vegetables in place of fries or potatoes.
• Keep the bread basket at the other end of the table. Or, if dinner companions don’t mind, have them take their slices and send the rest back to the kitchen.
• Ask the chef to hold rich sauces. Or, if they come on the side, dip your fork, rather than your bite, in the sauce. It adds just a touch of flavor without the sabotage. 
• When the dish arrives at the table, halve it, and ask your server to wrap it up. Or, better, have the kitchen set aside your to-go portion before it even gets to the table.
• If a tempting item appears on the table, and you feel out of control, sprinkle a packet of artificial sweetener on it. It will become instantly easy to resist!

For more information and tips, Contact us at Health Coach Resource!

Special Thanks to our Support in Motion Team!

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