Our home, restaurants, work, and the grocery store, this is where most of us make most of our food-related decisions. So why not focus most of your attention on them.
By creating a healthy environment you can make it much easier to choose more nutritious foods more often. Today I wanted to talk a bit about eating healthier at restaurants.
Aside from asking for a to-go box before your meal comes or checking if the chef is willing to do a 1/2 serving of your meal for 1/2 the price. You can also try the following hacks.
- Identify the healthiest options on the menu before you go out by looking online. If you’re not sure you can always ask the wait staff or look for some buzzwords.
- Red sauces
Some of the not so healthy buzzwords to be on the lookout for:
- Loaded (damn you potatoes)
- White sauces
- Wear tight-fitting clothing. I like to call this the “Thanksgiving day effect.” At Thanksgiving, you can eat until you’re terribly uncomfortable in your jeans because you have the option of putting on sweatpants. Don’t give yourself this option when you eat out. Dress your best and wear form-fitting clothing so that you can feel your body expanding if you’ve started to eat too much.
- Tip your waiter or waitress $10 to $20 as they seat you. They’ll be more likely to help you out with any requests that you have.
- After you’ve eaten half your meal excuse yourself to use the restroom. Take a few minutes to stop eating and assess how full you are. Use a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being not full at all and 10 being you wish you would have brought the sweatpants.
If you need more help please dont hesitate to reach out and a Club Sweat coach can help you build an action plan in to your life!
PS.. if you really want to kickstart things sign up for Club Sweat’s 28 Day Transformation Challenge starting September 10th