Entertaining, eating out in restaurants and grabbing grub on the go can derail even the best laid plans for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.
I can totally relate to the effort and time it takes to stay on-track!
I travel A LOT.
I eat A LOT… and I eat in certain ways because of preference and necessity.
When I’m running around or on the road (as anyone who knows me, road tripped with me or follows me on Instagram can attest), I try to prep ahead of time and bring meals and snacks. A LOT of snacks.
Sometimes, though, it’s not enough! I may have an impromptu session or a lunch meeting with a Client or colleague, during which I want to eat with them as part of that time together.
In those instances, I rely on tried and true tricks to make the most of the menu! Many restaurants have expanded their menus to include healthy options making it easier, too!
Your Five Easy Menu Modifications (+ a few extra hints!)
✔Put your dressing on the side & dip your fork instead of ordering dressing on the salad. Similarly, forgo cheese, mayo, sour cream and aioli or get it on the side for better portion control.
✔Skip the croutons, too, and the bread or tortilla in favor of whole grains, like rice, or lettuce wraps.
✔ Opt for chicken or fish over beef.
✔Go for grilled over fried.
✔Ask for steamed vegetables without any butter instead of French fries; if you opt for the fries, add veggies to the meal however you can, like an extra side salad or lettuce on the sandwich. SKIP THE GUILT!
✔ Always let your waiter know if you have food allergies, too. They’ll be much more mindful about your order and even guide you towards healthier options that fit your needs!
✔Keep learning how to make simple easy substitutions that work for you and you’ll achieve & maintain your health or weight goals for life!
Do you make the menu work for you and your health? Let us know, and if you have a friend or two who could use a few tips to revive their resolutions, share this post!
To your greatest health & happiness!