Eat Out and Lose Weight --
25 Easy & Healthy Tips for Dining Out
by Michael Paetzold
Diners have become more health-conscious the
last few years, and now want healthy choices whether eating at home or at their favorite restaurants.
Luckily, the restaurant industry
has been quick to
accommodate the demand, so you'll find you have many options to "eat
healthy" these days.
Whether you're eating at home or dining out, the same rules for watching your weight apply. You need to eat more
vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Choose smaller portions of lean meats, fish and poultry. Eat a variety of
foods, and fresh, raw foods are better. Cut back on salt, sugar, saturated fats and alcohol. Drink plenty of water,
and include exercise every day as part of your daily lifestyle choice.
So whether you're having lunch with the gang, or enjoying a romantic dinner for two, you can
enjoy delicious-tasting foods that are low-in calories and good for you, with just a little forethought and
Here are some easy tips to remember when ordering out that will help you to lose weight even when eating at your
1. If you know the menu from the restaurant you're going to, plan what you're going to have ahead of time. This
will help save you from making a last minute decision that could result in high-calorie choices.
2. Drink at least one full-glass of water or iced tea before eating your meal. This helps your digestive process,
and, because you'll feel full sooner