Thane Direct specializes in fitness products and instructional DVDs to help our customers live a healthier life. We provide tips and solutions to give our customers a chance to change their lifestyle not just by our products but with solid advice and support when it comes to weight loss. Taking actions towards eating and living healthier can get thrown off when we eat out with friends or family. However, sacrificing a restaurant meal because of guilt is not necessary and in this short article we show you 7 effective fat loss strategies when dinning out from Thane Direct.
1. Develop a plan in advance
Look at the restaurant menu online and decide on the healthiest option that you’d enjoy and stick to it. Pre studying the menu wont give you time to hesitate and indulge when you really shouldn’t be.
2. Eat a small, healthy snack before dinning out
If you’re pleasantly hungry, rather than starved, you can relax , eat slowly and enjoy the meal, rather then risk loosing control by over eating unhealthy foods
3. Load up on vegetables
Unless they are fried or soaked in butter or oil, you cannot go wrong with veggies because that are very low in calories, high in fiber and loaded with other beneficial nutrients and have almost no adverse effect on blood sugar levels.
4. Include a lean protein source
For example, if you order a large salad, ask the waiter to add grilled chicken or cottage cheese.
5. Make simple, healthier changes to the meals you enjoy
If you only order what you think you “should” rather than what you really want, you may be satisfied physically but not psychologically and will most likely crave something more and end up making poor choices later on
6. Drink Plently of water and Eat Slowly
7. Listen to your body.
Stop eating when you begin to feel full, not necessarily when your plate is empty. No one says you have to eat the entire meal- box it up and enjoy the rest later.
You are the paying customer and can request that your meal is prepared however you like. Here are some examples of what to tell the waiter to help keep your meal healthy, yet still enjoyable.
• Could I have that with white breast meat instead of dark meat please?
• Could I have my fish grilled instead of fried?
• Could you go light on the cheese (oil, butter, cream etc.)
• Could I have my baked potato with everything on the side?
• Could I have my sandwich (or burger) without cheese and mayonnaise, add extra lettuce, tomatoes and mustard?
• I would like your low calorie dressing on the side please
• Can you steam the vegetables without any oil or butter please?
• Please make my omelet with just the whites and go light on the cheese
• May I get half of my meal boxed up in advance, please?
• Could I have marinara sauce instead of the creamy one used in this dish?
• Instead of French fries, could you please bring me a salad, dressing on the side about 10 minutes before my entrée?