One of the best ways to cut calories is by eating nutritious and healthy home cooked meals. After all, what better way to know what you’re eating then eating something you made yourself? Still, for social reasons and other purposes, you may still want to eat out every once in awhile. In these cases, you should be extra careful about what you order. At some restaurants even a healthy-looking salad can be 800 calories. Follow these tips when eating out to make sure you keep your calorie count down:
Pick The Right Place
If you are the individual choosing the restaurant, the most important factor in deciding where to eat when it comes to avoiding calories is whether or not the restaurant shows calorie information on their menu. Even healthy looking foods can be quite calorie heavy at a restaurant. Try to pick a place where, when you place an order, you know exactly how many calories you are getting.
There is a delay between when our stomach is full and when we feel full. That’s why when you eat too fast you end up feeling like you ate way too much on your way out of the restaurant. If you eat slowly and let your body tell you when you are full, you may find that you end up eating a lot less.
A big chunk of the calories individuals consume at restaurants actually come from the drinks (especially if you are getting several refills). Drinking only water can be a great way to eat out without breaking your diet too much.
Split Your Order
If you go to a restaurant which tends to serve large portion sizes, you may want to consider splitting your dish with one other person. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also consume half the number of calories. Studies show that big portion sizes encourage people to eat more than they otherwise might.
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