Written by Steve Mongno, General Manager @ O2 Fitness Fuquay Varina
Everyone loves to eat out. It's fun, it's something different, and heck...it's a night out! Problem is, eating healthy when you eat out is incredibly hard to do. So many choices and, ah yes...so many calories! And while we get hung up on trying to select the right meal, the best protein source, something low-fat, low-carb etc. etc, one of the biggest problems is the portion size. Ever notice how much more food you eat when you go out to dinner? Inevitably, we walk away every time feeling bloated and stuffed.
The best way to avoid this is to separate a portion size on your plate and just eat that! That alone will cut your calorie intake in half sometimes, often times even more. The best part is, you can now ask for a "Doggie bag" and take the rest home with you for another delicious meal the next day!
Doggie bag your way to fewer calories the next time you go out to dinner...you'll really appreciate it the next day!