I plan for eating out, since it is not everyday. Therefore the day before, the day after and even that day ; I try to stay within my calorie count. If that doesn't work ; I try to rework my eating; since this a lifestyle not a diet.
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I fill up on protein & veggies, and avoid processed or loaded carbs as much as possible whenever i'm out at a restaurant. For ex., a typical meal @ Red Lobster for me is broiled fish, or lobster, salad w/oil & vinegar, and double veggies. My drink is ice water, or unsweetened iced tea. I also skip dessert, though I'll have decaf coffee with Splenda or a splash of cream. Meat/fish/chicken and healthy fats, plus the veggies, blunt hunger. That way, I don't have to be too mindful of portions (I tend to go crazy with potatoes, rice, pasta).
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I also try to look ahead of time to find meals that are lighter. I divide my plate in half and request a box right away so I won't eat the other half. To make myself not sneak into that box and keep eating, I also order a side salad with my meals. It actually works rather well. The only time it doesn't is when I don't get the box right away or I am too busy chatting that I want more food. I also love to eat so it can be difficult.
Same here. I tend to avoid eating out as well. I try and go on line to see what light item menus a place has before going out to eat. Cut and divide. Cut all of your food in half. Eat one half and see if the other half can be taken home.
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I think they're too big even for taller people. So many restaurants subscribe to the "bigger/more is better" philosophy. There are a lot of restaurants that serve portions that are 3-4 servings in size (or more).
I am sadly a member of the clean plate club and I know the portion sizes at restaurants are big but I sometimes wonder if it's meant for taller people. I try to avoid eating out but I struggle keeping portion sizes in check. I am a compulsive overeater and short so it's the worst of both worlds for somebody who likes to eat. I was wondering if any of you could commiserate?
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