Eating out is both fun and sociable. And, hey, why not? Letting someone else cook is both relaxing and the perfect treat for a busy day.
However, it can be tricky when you are trying to lose weight and eat healthily.
Many chefs tend not to consider the needs of healthy eaters when they are designing their menus!
Studies have linked dining out with overeating and poor food choices. Unfortunately, portion sizes have ballooned in recent years and most of us tend to polish off every bite.
Research by Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating, shows that we keep nibbling until our plates are empty rather than waiting for our bodies to signal that we’re full, no matter how big the serving size. So even if you’re eating a low-calorie restaurant meal, you may be eating way too much of it.
Try to follow some of the strategies in the video and the tips below to help you when you are enjoying a meal out.