Mon 21 Jan 2008
If you are overweight, you are probably guilty of having bad eating and exercise habits. The only way to change these routine behaviors is to recognize them and start making the adjustments needed to break them. It may not be easy, because breaking a bad habit never is, but it will be worth it. Keep reading to uncover a few diet tips to help you avoid sabotaging your weight loss plan.
One of the worst routines that overweight people often have is eating out a lot.
The reason this is so bad is because restaurants serve larger portions. Much larger than the average person needs. Secondly, they serve food that is pleasant to our taste buds. Most of these foods are high in fat and therefore high in calories. Face it, a restaurant is not concerned about your weight loss. They are only concerned with making food that tastes so good that you keep coming back for more. This is the way they make money.
So what can you do to reduce your caloric intake when eating out? If you are going to eat an entree, make it a salad. Drink a full glass of water before the meal. Try not to eat white bread with your meal. Order any meat baked or grilled instead of fried. If possible, order a side of vegetables and eat them first before the main dish. When you start to feel full, stop eating. Finish off the meal with a glass of water. Following these simple tips will keep you from overeating when eating out.