If you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can easily do it even if you are eating out in restaurants. Who can resist the delicious foods that they tend to offer?
But it doesn’t mean that you should use it as an excuse not to follow your healthy routine.
Here are the following tips to eat healthy while dining out.
Don’t afraid to ask for requests
You are paying them just right, therefore, you have every right to ask for small requests so that it will suit your healthy routine. For instance, if the dish is fried, you could always ask them if they could grate it for you. When serving your salad, ask them if they could minimize the meat that they are going to put and fill it with lots of leafy vegetables instead.
Always ask for “more vegetables”
In restaurants, vegetables serve as garnish or something to beautify the presentation. However, you could always ask them if they could put more vegetables instead of a regular serving that they use it as a garnish. Some will hesitate to do so, therefore, be sure to offer them extra charges upon your request. You should only get full by the food you eat, not fat.
Always ask the preparation of the food
Before ordering what’s on the menu, you could always ask the waiter how the food is prepared. For instance, if they have mentioned that this dish is fat-free, it doesn’t literally mean that it really is. They will most likely use calorie-dense oil in order to minimize the fat that you are going to obtain in eating that food.
Pay attention to the appetizers
Most of the restaurants put the seafood and vegetables on the appetizer section. Why don’t you order double serving of the appetizer instead and skip the main course that’s filled with fats and carbohydrates? You can always ask your waiter to do so, especially if you love what is being offered on the appetizer section.
Check out the menu of the restaurant before visiting it
In order to make sure that you still have healthy options in dining into that restaurant, make sure that you visit their official website first. Most of them post what is being offered on the menu. Aside from that, they also tend to include nutritional information in order to assure their health-conscious customers that their menu is delicious yet healthy. Do not visit a restaurant unless you haven’t checked their menu otherwise you will be forced to eat unhealthy foods if you have no other choice.
There you go. Keep these tips in mind and you will surely enjoy the food that is being offered by the restaurant all the while making sure that you are maintaining your healthy diet. As much as you wanted to taste their top-selling dish, you also have to make sure that their food won’t ruin your diet or won’t cause you to gain extra fats after eating.