Tips on eating out the healthy way…
For most slimmers sticking to a healthy regime can be a challenge. Most dieters say that losing weight is one of the hardest things they have ever done, especially when constantly faced with temptations. When you can eat at home it is a lot easier but what do you do when you go out? An invitation to a dinner party or an event can cause concern to any committed slimmer. When I was losing weight I found there were some things that really helped me to be able to go out but still lose weight. If you wish to win the battle of the bulge and still be able to go out for a meal, go to the movies or visit friends.
Going to the movies is so much fun but it can be a challenge when you walk in to the smells of popcorn and seeing people clutching their choc top ice-cream. I quickly learnt that it was better to take my own snacks with me so this way I wasnít tempted to go to the candy bar and order food that I knew I shouldnít have. Instead I would pack a sandwich or an apple and some almonds to snack on. I also like to take one of my low-fat muffins or cake portion and never felt deprived. If I wanted a chocolate then I would have a Peppermint Nougat Bar from Darrel Lea. I would eat it very slowly and really savor it. I am so used to this now that I never even think about buying food at the movies.
What do you do when you have to take something to a function? I would always take my Mexican Dip (Book 3) with rice crackers which was always popular but for me it meant that I could have something guilt free to munch on. Just be careful that everyone else doesn’t eat it all on you when you’re not looking. I even took a serve of Bolognaise to a friends house one night when she was having a pasta night. I was committed to my success and didn’t want to risk having anything that would slow that down. If you feel that there is going to be nothing healthy on offer at the event then eat before you go. Doing these simple things for myself helped me lose 35 kilos in only 20 months and it has never found me again. So taking your good intentions when you eat out means that you will be the winner.
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