You plan ahead.
Don't be afraid to ask for something. (my lifestyle I don't eat cooked food. Restaurants usually have salads. I ask them to make me something-- cut up veggies, extra fruit or veggies on a salad. If not, I do the best I can)
Ask them not to add the extra butter on the meat. They do that so it looks pretty when they bring it to the table.
Ask them to grill the meat with no butter or oil.
Ask for sauces on the side
ask for dressings on the side
maybe once you get your plate ask for a take home container. Put half the meal in the container and eat the other half
chew your food. Take the time to chew.
Put your fork and knife down between bites
Maybe have an apple or small bowl of soup at home
If there is a breadbasket or nacho basket, take one piece or nothing and ask them to remove it. If your partner/friend isn't on a healthy kick, ask them to take from the basket and then would they mind removing it from the table.
The biggest thing-- don't be afraid to ask. Many restaurants are cognizant that people are eating healthier and many are willing to help out.
| current weight: 250.0