Happy Friday, Lovelies!
I hope you are all having an amazing day with a fun weekend ahead of you! The weekend is a time where I like to eat out with friends and family, so this post is just in time to help you make smarter, healthier choices in restraunts.
Lucky for you, these tips are coming from the author of It’s Raining Veggies! These tips are genius, so remember them the next time you head out for your next meal!
- Skip the drink: One of the reasons why soda is so bad for you is because of all of the salt. The excess salt (especially in diet soda) makes you thirsty and can cause you to overeat. Alcohol is also lots of extra calories that you generally never need.
- Listen to your hunger hormones: Ghrelin is the hormone that tells you how hungry you are and how much you need to eat. Pause in the middle of your meal and think about how you feel. If you are still hungry, keep eating. If you’re full, then stop. You can always get a box and take the rest home!
- Pause and take breaks: This goes hand-in-hand with #2! Take a break (or multiple breaks) in the middle in your meal and pay attention to your hunger levels. Stop if you’re full and keep eating if you’re still hungry.
- Eat what you want: You’re probably thinking… “What?! Aren’t I supposed to eat healthy things?” Yes and no. If you eat healthy throughout the week and you go out to dinner and want to eat steak, eat the steak. Sometimes your body won’t be satisfied if you force yourself to eat the healthy salad when what you really want is a giant burger. If you choose to eat the salad, then you will probably go home and eat something later and end up eating more than you would have if you had just eating the burger or the steak that you really wanted. That being said, remember tips #2-3 and listen to your hunger hormones so you don’t overeat.
- Don’t skip meals: Have you ever been invited to a fancy dinner and you know it’s going to be the best meal of your life so you skip lunch in order to prepare yourself for dinner? Don’t do it! You will overeat and you will not end up enjoying your meal because you will be so full by the end that you will feel sick.
Cheers to a guilt free night with our favorite restraunts and making smart eating choices!