At first glance at the menus, I could’ve thrown caution to the wind with the mental attitude “I may as well have burgers and chips” as there is nothing healthy on these.
But what would have been the point in that?
I would’ve ended up feeling tired, bloated and undoing a notch on my belt and then “made up” for it by cutting back on food this week.
Instead, I just took my time to read over the menu and find healthier dishes.
If there wasn’t anything on the menu to my taste, I actually asked the waiter/waitress if they could ask the chef to make it to my liking.
And guess what? It was as simple as that. I ate healthily throughout the three days and didn’t feel any different to how I would’ve eaten at home.
The reason why I am telling you this is, that so many people dread going out for a meal when losing weight.
They think everything on the menu is off limits and unhealthy.
Or they eat one thing that they deem to be unhealthy in their mind, and then go on a full splurge thinking they’ve “undone” all that hard work.
Passing on dinners out with friends or banning your favourite restaurants sounds easy, but over time it can make you feel anti-social.
And as I suggested above, there are strategies you can implement that will allow you to lose weight and keep your social life.
Why not try some of these:
– Check online menus before you go out so you’ll have a plan before you order
– Eat a small snack when it comes to parties
– At the restaurant, ask the waiter/waitresses to make the food to your liking
– Invite friends and family around to yours so that you’re in control of the food.
All of these above give you control over the menu, ingredients and portions so that you can eat healthy while still losing weight.
Just remember to always think outside the box! Happy eating and socialising!