Often I hear that eating healthy is a challenge when you go out. This is simply bringing a new awareness and a new skill that will yield powerful results to the party.
It’s one thing to eat healthy at home when you’re in control of what’s available — but eating out with friends at a local restaurant or while traveling can be another story.
Feeling confident and comfortable making healthy choices with the options you’re given is an important part of continuing your healthy lifestyle.
Holidays and social events are part of our lives throughout the year. Just by learning a few simple tips you will gain the confidence to master keeping those extra pounds away, maintain a strong immune system and having the energy to enjoy your celebrations.
Each step you take helps create a greater momentum towards your healthy lifestyle.
Stick with me as we navigate your way to Extraordinary Living.
Here are a few simple tips you can take with you wherever you go…
1. Don’t be afraid to ask
If you’re having difficulty finding something healthy on a menu, don’t be afraid to ask for a modification. For example, if you’re at an Italian restaurant with a menu full of pasta dishes — consider substituting the pasta for broccoli or spinach. You still get the toppings and sauce, but without the plate full of carbs. I love doing this!
2. Don’t drink your calories
This goes for anytime, but an incredibly simple way to make a small healthy shift is to choose water. It’s clearly the healthiest choice, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a green tea or the occasional glass of red wine alongside your water. Balance is everything, but water is the top priority.
3. Prepare yourself before going out
Deciding which of the meals on the menu are both tasty and healthy can be time-consuming and not the kind of task you want to do while you’re in the restaurant. It can be smart to look at the menu of the restaurant before hand, which can usually be found on their website. From the comfort of your own home, you can research which of the meals is the healthiest, and you’ll be ready to order when you get there without studying the menu for ten minutes!
Another of my favorite tips is ordering an appetizer as my meal with a side salad. The amount of food you get with an appetizer and a small side salad is usually the right amount – unlike the oversized portions often found on the entrée menu.
Just a few simple tricks that can make a difference in the quality of food you eat while eating out. With healthy restaurants popping up everywhere, it becomes easier and easier to find healthy options while eating out, so take advantage of that. What are some of your favorite healthy hacks to use while eating out? Hit reply and let me know, I love to add new tips to my arsenal.
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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