If you follow my top 5 rules when eating out, you can enjoy your meals without eating 1500 calories!  Many of you eat out almost every day, so you can apply these rules.  Here are the 5 rules:



Rule #2 – Don’t go to your dinner date on a completely empty stomach.  You’re likely to eat more.  Order regular-sized portions instead of jumbo-sized portions.

Rule #3 – Don’t fill up on bar snacks while waiting for your entree.

Rule #4 – Get your Carb Fix at home with fruits and vegetables.

Rule #5 – Keep menus of your favorite restaurants at home so you’ll have an idea of their nutritious, low-fat and low-calorie offerings.

Keep in mind that restaurants routinely serve huge servings of food.  I usually eat about half of a restaurant meal and take doggie bag home.

As for your regular eating habits, follow your meal plan at least 90% of the time, exercise regularly and you will be successful with weight loss and maintenance. 

Don’t forget to add in calories from restaurant meals as you track daily calories.  Set your daily caloric intake based on your basal metabolic rate and your activity level. This way, you won’t eat too much or too little. Maintaining the right amount of calorie deficit (burning more calories than you consume) is the key to burning fat and losing weight.

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Certified Nutrition Coach and Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes that helps you to achieve better long-term health, which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.
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