Dining Out’s No Problem!
Eating out is always a challenge when you’re trying to follow a plan. You have to make quick decisions based on a menu that someone else has dreamt up. Then when the food arrives, you have to re-evaluate proper portions. Luckily with Smoothie Shakedown, we have a simple strategy to make it easy.
Our tips for dining out to stay on track:
Activate Portion Control.
In general, portions are larger than ever. Ask for a To-Go box before you start eating, that way you can divide the meal into more proper serving sizes. Eat some now and save the rest for later.
Avoid a sneak attack.
Dressings and condiments are loaded with added sugar and sodium! Order sauces and dressings on the side so you can control how much goes onto your food. Avoid them altogether with healthy alternatives like a spritz of fresh lemon or a sprinkle of vinegar.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and request modifications to your meal. Most restaurants allow substitutions (like steamed or grilled chicken instead of fried) and all-together omissions.
Check out the sides that are offered—look for veggies that are steamed, grilled, or sauteed and avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes.
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