Ever step foot into a restaurant hesitant because you are currently trying to lose weight and think your food choices might kill your diet? Well, think again! We’ve got you covered with these 4 tips to remember next time you and the wifey are dining out on the weekend –
1. DINE IN THE LIGHT – This might sound strange, but studies have found that people who ate in places that had a brighter light were more likely to order healthier food options than those who dine in the dimmed lighted restaurants as we are more alert on what we order when the light is brighter… And are more likely to order 39% more calories when dining in the dark… Might seem strange but it’s true!
2. SAY NO TO THE STARTERS – Although you might be starving when you sit down to eat, try and avoid the buttery, oily bread starters. Research has shown that people who consumed a protein-based appetizer like prawn cocktails or olives rather than a slab of bread and butter consumed 16% fewer calories in their entrees and mains then those who scoff bread.
3. DON’T HESITATE ON A DOGGY BAG – Studies have shown when you ask for a doggie bag you are more likely to eat less and take home what you can’t finish. As studies have shown our bodies eat 90% of the food in front of us that is served to us…
4. BEWARE THE STARTER SALADS – Yes it is always good to start with a salad, but a lot of restaurants these days tend to over pile the starter salads with unhealthy creamy dressings or deep fried chicken or seafood. Don’t fall for this tasty temptation. Opt for the green vegetable salads with light dressings instead and start your dining experience the light and right way.