Sunday, June 16, 2013

eating out while maintaining your weight -lunch and dinner

So you wanna go out to eat while eating healthy...NOPE!  Just kidding..there are a few strategies to help you when you eat out.
Going out for lunch or dinner?
Before you go decide your approach...are you being perfect and all healthy or picking one treat (notice that having a total bender and pigging out is not listed as an option:)?
If you're going for perfection-
1. skip the breadbasket if there is one
2.  Choose items that are grilled, steamed, broiled, skip fried items all together.
3.  Be careful if you choose a salad...some have so many unhealthy add ons.  Personally, I skip dressing and ask for lemon on the side to use instead.
4.  Sides should be veggies....ask for steamed veggies with no butter or a plain baked potato (they're only bad after you add butter, sour cream, bacon bits, etc.)

If you're picking one treat- check the menu out first online and decide what it will be.  Once you're in the moment, it's easy to decide you want everything.
The rest of the meal should be healthy....having fries?- grilled chicken and no dessert
having dessert?- healthy main course
indulging in a drink?   healthy meal then

Don't feel awkward about eating out healthy.....people are easily influenced and you may be surprised that they follow suit.

Today's diet:
breakfast 2 eggs, 1 piece wheat toast
snack: nectarine
Lunch: carrot, ginger, and cashew soup
Dinner: chocolate shakeology with natural peanut butter
Snack: air popped popcorn
Today's workout: (didn't do this yet, but I'm thinking 6 mile jog, 1 mile walk (provided I don't get rained on) and a 30 min combat dvd

Body combat is on sale for two more weeks....get the awesome dvd and shakeology at a discounted price (it works out that the dvd is 10 bucks and it's usually 59.95!)...want it? http://beachbodycoach.com/april6678 or email april6678@sbcglobal.net for more info