As a trainer, I constantly hear the “nutritional confessions” of friends, family, and clients telling me how disciplined they are while eating at home, yet when out to dinner with friends, restraint goes out the window. We are all much better at making good food choices when we control our own environment. At home we can stock our cupboards with healthy options, plan our meals, and otherwise avoid the extra calories that wreak havoc on the waistline.
However, eating out is whole new ball game. When the bread comes out and someone orders the jalapeño poppers, the discipline tends to go out the window and the calories add up in a hurry.
Here are 9 tips to help calorie-conscious diners limit unwanted calories while out to dinner:
Remember these tips and be confident knowing your night on the town will not jeopardize your healthy wasteline goals. Happy eating!