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How To Dine Out Without Breaking Your Diet

How To Dine Out Without Breaking Your Diet

We all love to eat out, but how do you navigate a restaurant menu while sticking to your healthy eating plan?

  1. It may seem counterintuitive to eat before you eat, but try having a snack before you dine out. Munching on a little protein or fresh veggies that are packed with fiber can hold your appetite until your food arrives and can also assist in controlling your cravings.
  2. Don’t panic when the bread basket arrives. If you’re dying for a piece, go ahead! To balance it out, when you order your meal, chose a dish that’s filled with lean protein and veggies, since you’ve already had some starch.
  3. Can’t imagine sitting down to a meal without a nice glass of wine? Pair it with some protein, like a grilled chicken breast, or a lean cut of beef, to keep your blood sugar levels in check. And of course, don’t go overboard on the wine.
  4. Make sure your plate has some color in it. Whether it’s leafy greens, roasted asparagus, or mango salsa, foods that are colorful are loaded with fiber and micronutrients.

Enjoy your meal out and here’s to your health!