When you make a promise to yourself that you are going to eat healthier and exercise more, it can be challenging when eating out in a group. The pressure of appetizers, greasy foods, cheesy foods, and alcoholic beverages can tease you until you give in. Large portion sizes are no help either. You don't want to give in to one night of splurging - it could sabotage your routine.
You never realize how much you are eating when out in a group until afterwards. This is because you linger and talk for long periods at a time, and enjoy the company. The food will slowly come out one by one - appetizer then entree, and as you talk you continue to eat, not thinking about what is going into your body. Try not to give in to all this unnecessary food.
TIPS FOR DINING OUT
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”