Dieting doesn’t have to mean missing out on time with family and friends.
Instead of staying at home and feeling sorry for yourself missing out on a delicious restaurant meal, let us give you the knowledge so you can be social and eat out but do it the NutriEats way. Follow our surefire tips to help you stick to your Diet when Eating out!
Don’t Drink Your Calories
Cutting out soda, sweet tea, and alcohol is one of the simplest strategies to reduce overall calories when dieting. If you follow this tip at home, simply carry it with you to any restaurant meal. Choose calorie-free options such as water or a diet soda, instead of wasting your calories on liquids.
Take Control of Your Meal
When dinning out do not be afraid to ask the Waiter to hold the butter, skip the sauce, and bypass the oil so you can stay on track, Despite being grilled or roasted, steaks and fish are often cooked in butter and oil which are just an unnoticeable calorie-booster never be hesitant to speak up about your preferences when ordering at restaurants. Never feel obligated to accept a meal other than what you originally planned, you are paying for it so you should get what you want.
Don’t let the bread basket that greets you at the table be your downfall. Remember, snacking counts! While it’s easy to slowly nibble on these not-so-nutritious snacks, they disappear quickly, which can add unwanted calories fast. Take charge and simply inform your server ahead of time that you’re not interested in the freebies or bread. This will place the unnecessary calories out of reach.
Eat protein, veggies, and then carbs—in that order
You don’t necessarily need to eat your macros in this order bite-for-bite, but you should focus primarily on consuming both your protein and vegetables before moving on to your starchy carbohydrates.
Protein and high-fiber vegetables will help to slow down digestion, which leaves you feeling fuller, faster. By placing an emphasis on these two items from the start, you’re less likely to overindulge in a creamy, sugary, fatty dessert because you’re already full.
We hope these simple tips will help you to stay on track while still eating out as often as you want and never missing out on an important social occasion.