When my Weight Watchers leader asked how many people eat out every week I was surprised at how many people don’t do so regularly. As one who eats out at least once a week, the topic of restaurant strategies for healthy eating never gets old.
We came up with this list of tips to help stay on plan while dining out.
- Research menu in advance.
- Order first so you won’t be influenced by the choices of your dining companions.
- Start with a salad first with dressing on the side.
- Sip water between bites.
- Have half your entree boxed right away.
- Order meat grilled or broiled.
- Order sauces on the side.
- Substitute veggies for starch side.
What strategies do you use when eating out?
This will be hard to believe, but I only took one photo of food all week! We dined out for breakfast last weekend and I had the FitFare Omelette on the senior menu at Denny’s. (I don’t consider myself a senior but it’s for people 55 and over.)
Sunday, I had some pork ribs and potato skins instead of a healthy dinner when we watched the Super Bowl. I only ate non-Nutrisystem food on other time during the week when I went to a movie screening Tuesday night (more about the movie later this week).
We ate at Panera and I choose very wisely! I had the chicken noodle soup and half of chicken Fuji apple salad. Never did eat my baked chips that came with it.
Sunday we hiked by a nearby lake and my husband took this picture of me on the way back. Very beautiful but hot (80’s) and I was happy when the four mile trek was over.
With five days of exercise and seven days of tracking I lost another .8 pound which brings the total loss to:
Three more pounds to the big “5-0” and the fifth week in a row with a loss. Woo hoo!
If you asked me last Thursday about this week I would have said no problem. But then my world was rocked Friday morning when it was announced the company that employs me is being sold. I have to admit to emotional eating the past two days.
I am ready to get back to the business of losing weight starting today with my 5 am Kaia FIT class to be followed by a healthy breakfast.
How did your week towards great health go?