How To Eat At The Restaurants Without The Guilt Syndrome Part 2

Welcome to Video # 2 on How To Eat At The Restaurant Without The Guilt Syndrome.

I hope your last restaurant experience was great and you had a chance to try my tips from Video #1! (If you didn’t watch my video #1, I encourage you to go back and watch it to get all the helpful tips on how to eat out).

Are you ready for more?

Tip #4. Check the restaurant menu ahead of time. Take a few minutes to read the menu in the privacy of your home or office when you are clear headed and not hungry. This way you can make healthy choices before you get to the restaurant.

My husband and I always do it before making a reservation at a new restaurant. Here is what we are looking for: a great selection of green salads, vegetable soups, fish options, and side dishes like roasted or grilled vegetables. When you have those options on the menu it’s easy to order something healthy and delicious.

Tip #5. Ask for salad dressing on the side. Salad dressings can have as many as 300-500 calories AND that’s without the salad. Dressings can be loaded with unhealthy oils, gluten, dairy, and sugar. Ask instead for a lemon wedge and balsamic vinaigrette. You can use a small amount of dressing if you need more taste. This way you avoid a lot of empty calories mostly from the fat and sugar.

Tip #6. Skip starchy vegetables and order an extra serving OR TWO of non starchy veggies. Ask your waiter for the side dish menu. A lot of restaurants have an amazing selection of veggies like brussel sprouts, spinach, asparagus and other fabulous options. You will get a lot of nutrients, fiber, and a large volume of food that is very low in calories.

Your assignment for this week is to use all 6 tips at a restaurant, and have fun with it!

Bon Appetit!

Renata Orr

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