Eating out is a luxury we can all enjoy on the Food Maximizing plan!
There is nothing like having a delicious dish handed to you, especially when you are safe in the knowledge that you are not breaking your Yumz bank in the process.
Like in every aspect of your weight loss journey with UniSlim, planning is key. If you have a big night out lined up for the weekend, think about what you need to do. Get your runners on and hit the pavements to build up some extra Yumz earlier in the week. This will mean that when you leave the restaurant, you are still feeling fabulous and not with a heavy heart.
Remember, its takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realise that your tummy is full, so when faced with a table full of food, remember to take your time. Put your knife and fork down now and again, chat to your friends and give your body a chance to digest your food.
Here is our 5 Step Eating Out Guide to help you have a fantastic, guilt-free night out:
Before you head out to the restaurant, visit their website. Most restaurants will list their menu's online. Try make your decision from the safety of your computer screen, as arriving at the restaurant with a game plan of what you would like to eat will stop you making bad choices when it comes to placing your order.
Fill Your Glass
The first thing you should order in a restaurant, is a jug of water for the table. Sip away over the course of the meal to help your body digest your food easier. Drinking a glass of water before you order will ward off hunger pangs, which will help you chose better dishes.
Stick to having 2 courses as opposed to 3. Having a starter and a main, or a main and dessert will definitely fill you and will mean you are not over indulging.
Words of wisdom
Know the lingo! By avoiding dishes that are listed with words like "Au Gratin", "Fried", "Crispy" you are cutting out massive amounts of fried fats. Stick to waistline friendlier words like "boiled", "steamed" and "stir-fried".
"On The Side Please!"
Ordering a delicious big salad for your main can be incredibly healthy and delicious. However, when it arrives at your table, smothered in creamy dressing, your great intention is ruined. By asking for dressings on the side, you remain in control of the amount of fat you are adding to your otherwise perfect salad.