Eating Out Doesn’t Mean Overeat

Fall 2009 CSANews Issue 72  |  Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.Back to list

When you are on the road and have to eat at restaurants, or if you just like to eat out once in a while or like to eat out often, try to maintain your healthy diet with these tricks:
  • Share a meal between two people. There may be a slight surcharge for the second plate, but your waistline will appreciate it
  • Salad bars are fine, but all-you-can-eat buffets may be too tempting to exercise restraint.
  • If the portion served is too big to begin with, ask for a take-away container before you start to eat.
  • Stay away from the complimentary bread and tortilla chips; you came to eat something new and exciting, not a filling starch.
  • Goopy salad dressings and sauces are bad news. If you must, moderate your indulgence and ask for it on the side, but remember that basic vinaigrettes are best.