Secrets of Success

Restaurant Survival Guide



Make good choices. Ask if you can have an extra vegetable instead of rice, potato or pasta & whole wheat instead of white bread. Most restaurant meals are larger than meals eaten at home, so as soon as a meal is before you, ask for a container to take home the leftovers. But, don't wait to see what is leftover. Immediately divide everything in half. Eat the half left on your plate & take the rest home. One exception is if the vegetable or salad portions are...(click title for more info)

More Information:

...skimpy, you might eat more than half at the restaurant. Skip dessert unless fresh fruit is an option. For a special treat, get a light dessert but share it or take half home. Other options: margarine (or do without,) sugar-free jelly or syrup, lite dressing, Equal, milk (not cream,) etc.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • That's an EXCELLENT tip! Never heard of the "division rule" before! emoticon - by SUNSHINE192DAY
  • I do the division rule, but only for my meat and if I even get them potatoes. I generally eat all the veggies and then make new when I get home. I use only butter - because of the trans-fats - but extremely sparingly. I have also found unless you are diabetic you CAN loose weight using sugar - the real stuff - again sparingly. The side effects and cancer possibility of the sugar-free frighten me. - by CALIDREAMER76

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.