When you're eating out, it's often hard not to overeat. Here are some simple tips for eating healthier at a restaurant:
1 - Stay on your food plan. Have limited, moderate amounts, a serving or two at a time, eating in balance from all six USDA Food Pyramid food groups.
2 - Skip the appetizers, and have a main dish with two side vegetables. Limit the bread to two servings or less.
3 - For dessert, try some delicious fresh fruits, instead of cakes, cookies, ice cream or pies (anything with added sugar or fat).
4 - Try to find out what's fresh on the menu, not canned or frozen. Anything that's fresh is already going to taste better and be better for you.
5 - Have only one helping, skip the seconds. Go for a walk if you feel tempted to overindulge, and ask God for help while you're at it.
6- When your food arrives, if it's a big portion immediately divide it in half and ask the server to put half in a take-home bag. Great leftovers for tomorrow, and MUCH less risk of overeating.