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Dining Out with Friends: Sticking to Your Diet Plan

Eating out can make you anxious and frustrated if you are the type of person who is concerned about healthy eating. Because serving portions are often excessive, you could be eating more than you need. You might just end up eating all the calories you don’t need, because you’ll never know what goes into the food.

But you don’t need to stress yourself too much about it. Having healthy eating habits doesn’t mean you need to exclude yourself and avoid going out with friends to dinner. There are ways you can stick to your diet plan, while dining out with your friends.

Check the menu in advance before deciding on a place. If it’s a place you’ve never eaten in before, this will give you a better idea of what food they serve. You will discover that some restaurants have calorie counts next to an item on the menu – this is useful information. Others will have a section marked ‘healthy’ or ‘light’ while some have a heart symbol to indicate that this dish is good for the heart. These foods are probably not fried foods, or foods that don’t include too much fatty ingredients such as cheese and cream.

At times, you don’t know how a certain dish is prepared or what its ingredients are, but you can inquire from your server. It is good to know if it’s fried or baked. It is good for you to be informed as this will make you less anxious about eating something you know little about, if its healthy or not.

A side dish of potatoes or fries often goes along with your order. But if you order salad to replace the fries when you order, oftentimes your order gets accommodated. If you can’t avoid the potatoes, just make sure you avoid the sour cream.

Restaurant will adjust to the request of their customers, especially if they ask politely. If you see a certain dish that you would love to have, for example, but it’s sauce is rich in cream or cheese, you can request yours to be without the cream or cheese. Or you can ask them to give you a separate side dish for the sauce, so you can put just a little of it on your food as you wish. But because restaurants are in the habit of gorging over your greens with sauces, it’s a good practice to ask for them in a separate saucer.

Starters and desserts that go with these are less beneficial in your case. Look for a starter with fresh looking ingredients, instead of a sweet dessert. Look for a soup that is not cream-based. But the best thing to have are salads, without the bacon or cheese.

A glass of wine is enough, if you have to drink.

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