Four Tips To Dining On A Diet

Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:10 May 2018 

Have you ever walked into a restaurant reluctant because you are trying to lose weight and think the food options might kill your diet? Well, guess again! Here are four tips to remember next time you and the wifey are romanticly dining out this weekend.

As romantic as a candlelit dinner can be, studies have found that people who ate in places that were brighter were more likely to order healthier food options than those who dined in darker restaurants.  The reason is we are more alert to what we order when the light is brighter and can order meals that are up to 39% lower in calories than if it was darker.

Although you might be starving when you sit down to eat, try and avoid the buttery, oily bread starters. Research has shown that people who consumed a protein-based appetiser like prawn cocktails or olives rather than a slab of sourdough consumed 16% fewer calories in their entrees and mains then those who scoffed the lot.

Studies have shown when you ask for a doggy bag you are more likely to eat less and take home what you can't finish. As studies have shown, we consume 90% of the food that is front of us on our plates.

Yes, it is always good, to begin with, a salad, but a lot of restaurants tend to pile on the unhealthy creamy dressings or deep fried chicken. Don't fall for this tasty temptation! Opt for the green vegetable salads with light dressings instead and start your dining experience off the light and right way.