Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Eating Lunches and Dinner Out

dining in a restaurantRule 1: Eat something healthy a short time before going out to a restaurant. If you arrive at the restaurant hungry, you’ll be more inclined to overeat.
Rule 2: Eat slowly and savor each bit. Enjoy the conversation at the table. Put your knife and fork down between bites. Don’t pick it up again until you've completely swallowed the last bite - allow your body time to digest.
Rule 3: Be the first to order at the table - This way you won't be tempted by what others order.
Tip: Order from the appetizer menu. The appetizer plates are smaller than the dinner plates and you will eat less. If you are still hungry, order a side salad to help fill your tummy.
Beware: Portion sizes in restaurants can be more than you need. If you receive too large a portion, eat only half. When you feel full, stop eating. You do not need to finish your meal. Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to eat it! Ask for a takeout box or doggy bag, and take it home for another meal. Keep your portions under control when you are out to eat. Try to never eat until full, but only satisfied!

Drink water:
 Good ways to avoid sugar filled drinks is to get water and/or unsweetened tea. Drink a lot of water before your meals to make you fuller and less likely to eat too much.


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