When I eat out I need it to be special, consequently, I do not eat out regularly. You might have observed the advice about the best way to shave calories in restaurants but really, are you looking to cover large restaurant prices to get undressed salads and plain vegetables? When you consume, if not, how then can you resolve the dilemma of calories?
Here are seven tips to get calories out of restaurant food while still ordering your favorites.
1. Say NO to large size anything.
The size you ordered is already too large. Stop super sizing, and you’ll save yourself money. Better yet, order one dinner and ask for an extra plate. Many restaurants can do so for a buck or two, and it is well worth it. Then share the meal with your friend, and you split the cost straight. Another choice is to order from the so called “appetizer” menu. Two individuals split the whole thing and could purchase three entrees, and it’s still a whole lot of food!
2. Skip the bread and rolls.
Lots of household restaurants still serve a bread basket with your meal. Unless it is a freshly baked loaf or any real bread, then just skip it. When you are paying good money for a meal, you don’t need to fill up on bread. Only ask for it to be removed in case you can not resist, but honestly, you’re an adult, you can withstand if you would like to. You may decide not to place a roll on your plate. Try it, just once and see if you don’t walk from that restaurant feeling strangely powerful.
If you can not skip the rolls, at least skip the butter. That’s right. Eat it plain. Whole grain bread is delicious all by itself.
3. Stop Ordering Drinks.
Soft drinks are an enormous cash cow for restaurants. For pennies that they offer you a squirt of syrup and carbonated water and act like they’re doing you a huge favor by charging you $1.29 for a giant 64-ounce soda Particularly if you’re ordering “to go” skip the drink. Ask for water, if you’re eating it there, or at least switch to diet drinks. Never drink “fat soda.”
4. Slow Down You Eat Too Quickly! What is the rush?
Take your time, savor the moment, love the flavors. A large part of learning to consume what will suit and getting in touch is learning how to recognize the subtle signs of hunger. You won’t know when you’re approaching satisfaction if you have gobbled down everything in five minutes. Take a bite notice before you start wanting to consume, how many times can you think? Once, twice? Make a bid to chew your food, and your body will be much happier. A portion of digestion starts in your mouth, and of course, if you let the meals linger you’ll get joy.
5. Trim Visible Fat and Skin.
I know, you really love the skin-obviously you do, it tastes great, it needs to, it is pure fat. Do you need to get thinner, or do you need to eat fat? You pick. I never eat chicken skin rather than eat the fat hanging off a steak, very good taste or no. You have to determine what you need even a life of carrying around an extra 40 lbs, the moment’s worth of pleasure of taste, or more? I know this is counter to the low carb audience’s belief that fat is good, carbs are bad, but I have maintained an 80-pound weight loss for 18 years, and I don’t eat visible fat or skin. Enough said.
6. Ask for a Doggie Bag.
Portion off some food right away to take home for tomorrow, when the food is served. Most restaurants in the USA serve far. There is. Do this every time and soon you’ll find you’re getting an extra lunch from that meal.