BE A “HIGH MAINTENANCE” DINER TO GET LEAN
WHILE EATING OUT
By Shana Daniels, 2002 Ms. Fitness California
It is possible to
get lean even when you have to eat out in restaurants a lot or
travel quite a bit. All that is necessary is making better choices
& ordering in a way that supports your goals to lose body fat.
Here’s some simple suggestions to help you be successful:
When ordering salad, ask
if they have the reduced calorie versions of dressing, & if not, get
it on the side & just dip your fork in with each bite. You’ll still
get the flavor without all of the extra calories.
Ask for a box before
your food arrives if you know they serve big portions. When
your meal gets there, you can put ½ of it away before you dig in.
This will prevent you from the temptation of eating more than you
need, plus you’ll have another meal for the next day!
Split your meal with a
friend or spouse that you’re dining with. It saves money & insures
If you ordered something
without cheese or made with egg whites, or if it’s supposed to be
an item from their “light menu” & it comes back smothered in butter
or grease, don’t be afraid to send it back. It is your body
& you are paying for it, so it should be what you wanted.
Chew each bite thoroughly,
slow down & enjoy all the different flavors. It take our bodies
20-30 minutes to register “satiety” or the feeling of fullness, so
if you eat too fast, you won’t give your body a chance to tell you
when you’ve had enough until it’s too late.
Yours in health & fitness,
If you have any questions regarding
fitness, Shana Daniels contact her at
firstname.lastname@example.org or to find out more about her 12
week Body & Life Make-over visit her website at www.blmdiva.com.