Going Out: A how-to guide to preventing weight loss sabotage!

16 Jul

Hello All,

Today I wanted to talk about those times when it isn’t preventable, your going out with friends and you know you are going to be eating out. Today I am going to the movies and I know that I am going to get popcorn and pop. Here is a guide to going into your outing with a positive mindset and preventing weight loss sabotage!

#1: When going to the movies, you CAN get the smallest combo. Trust me, its enough! 

I do it and I know that lots of other people do too. You get into the concession stand and that large popcorn and soda pop looks so tempting, and hey, you could eat it all if you put it in front of yourself. BUT YOU DONT NEED TO TEMPT YOURSELF! That small popcorn is both enough to satisfy you and enough calories. No need to overeat here.

P.S. Getting pop like Coke Zero is a great option because it has no calories. It does have sugar, but you are splurging so its ok.

#2. You CAN order from the lunch menu at most restaurants past their lunch serving time!

All you have to do is ask!

Most restaurants don’t like to advertise that they can actually give you that size portion later in the day because they want you to get the larger meal. It makes more money for them. But if you ask most places will allow it. And trust me, that is also enough food and I promise you will be satisfied.

#3. Put all sauces and dressings on the side! 

I know, that ranch dressing seems really really tempting, and you WANT it to be smothered all over your meal, but in most cases you will eat much less of it if its on the side. Plus, its easier for you to piece together nutrition information if you can actually SEE how much you put on there.

#5. Make sure you obtain the caloric information!

Some restaurants now put this information in their menus but most still don’t. Just kindly ask your server if they have the information on hand. Most will have it in a brochure that you can flip through. Some have it on the wall. Either way, its required by law that you can view it somewhere in chains, so it should be obtainable.

And my final and most important tip!

#5. DONT DRINK YOUR CALORIES! 

Like I stated before, If you are heart-set on having pop, make sure to get one that doesn’t have calories. MOst restaurants these days do have some approved drink options. Most have a type of unsweetened tea that you can get with lemon. And when all else fails, and you are feeling like being super good, you can get water with lemon!

I hope that this helps some of you. I know that when I keep these rules in mind when going out, I should have no problem with staying on plan!

Happy monday everyone! 🙂

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One Response to “Going Out: A how-to guide to preventing weight loss sabotage!”

  1. fatgirlphd July 16, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Well said – going out when you’re trying to stay healthy can be a bit of a mission, but these are great tips 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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