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We all know that when traveling it can be a bear eating healthy - or eating as healthy as you can.
We've been on vacation for the past 10 days & I've been surprised by the restaurants that have changed their menu to attract the nutrition conscious.
One restaurant that totally surprised me was IHOP. Yes, IHOP. Home of the 2500 calorie breakfast and other unhealthy road blocks. First they have a separate menu section for those of us who are trying to eat healthy. Then, they will work to
de-fat and de-sugar other items. They now carry Sugar Free syrup! I found a Spinach, mushroom & Tomato omelet (made with egg substitute) and a side dish of fruit that totaled just 330 calories. Standard prep called for Swiss chess, but I axed the cheese for less calories & fat. TASTED GREAT!
When you're going to a restaurant, pull up the menu and plan your meal AHEAD of schedule. When you get to the restaurant, decline a menu. When the waitperson takes orders, give yours first and excuse yourself to the restroom to wash your hands while others are ordering to avoid changing your order.
When you place your order, make certain to give specific preparation instructions to the waitperson (i.e., no butter, seasoning, extras of any kind, etc.). Have your meal split in half before it comes to you. Half plated to the table and half in a to-go container.
Check out the menu BEFORE you get to the restaurant
Don't make an impulsive or bad decision when ordering off the menu at a restaurant. Most restaurants have their menus online. Read the menu before you go (even if you've been there before) and make a smart decision. Let Google help you find menus.
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