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Fitness Tip#325 - March 1, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

Restaurant Indulgences

If you've decided to indulge in one thing while out for a meal, which should it be: the bread basket or dessert?

I think it's better to share a dessert (of course be the last to taste so there's only a bite or two left). The bread basket is a trigger point for the whole meal. Once people make the choice to have the bread they are subconsciously choosing to let the whole meal go and they ultimately end up eating dessert too. If you save it for dessert (eating clean the whole meal before and skipping the bread), you'll save a ton of calories.

Have a great weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ERIN_POSCH 4/5/2015 6:58PM

    great tip!

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ASHPATCH11 3/4/2013 9:25AM

    great veiw point! i will do this b/c bread over chocolate never!!

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ADELCASALE 3/3/2013 7:40AM

    Great point. My other choice is 2 glasses of red wine. Being married to an Italian immigrant, I have come to really enjoy red wine. Through practicing mindful eating, I have come to really savor it when I allow myself the treat.

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RUN4FOOD 3/1/2013 8:36PM

    I like to save the bread and eat it for dessert.

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COOP9002 3/1/2013 5:58PM

    Interesting. Thanks for the insight.

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GRACEISENUF 3/1/2013 5:05PM

    I think it is a good tip too. My problem is I usually indulge in both. :)

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PARKERB2 3/1/2013 2:59PM

    Never thought of it that way but it makes sense.

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