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Average Americans dine out 4-5 times per week. In 2010, the average consumer spent $2,505 when eating food away from home, according to the United States Department of Labor. (approximately $200/month)
Dining out is convenient. Dining out is synonymous with special occasions Dining out is a good emergency back-up plan Advertisement
1) Plan ahead 2) Consider the menu 3) Choose foods carefully to stay with your plan. 4) Enjoy! (Eat Slowly)
Plan your meal for the day early. If know ahead of time that you are dining out for dinner, cut back on calories during other meals that day. Eat a light dinner if you at a big lunch at the restaurant that day.
Try to look at the menu before deciding on the restaurant to go. Different restaurants have different ranges of menu items. Read the review of the restaurant. Go to a sit down restaurant to enjoy your meal instead of fast food restaurant
Rule of thumb: i. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. ii. Go Lean with Protein. iii. Make at least half your grains whole. iv. Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk. v. Limit oils and fats intake.
Choose non-sugary beverages such as sparkling water, unsweetened tea, fresh fruit juice or low fat milk Ask the waiter to skip the bread basket Ask the waiter about healthy option, if not make wise choices! Menu terms that can mean less fat and calories: baked, braised, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, steamed. Ordering Food
Choose whole wheat bread Choose lean meat such as chicken breast, and ask for low sodium deli meat if available Condiments on the side if restaurant have individual packed condiments Load up your sandwich with vegetables Avoid combo meal with chips and soda, try garden salad and water instead
Choose green leafy vegetables Choose variety color of vegetables Add beans as protein source Choose lean meats such as chicken breast Choose low fat cheese. Limit toppings such as croutons, fried noodles Salad dressing on the side
Meat serving size : 3 oz cooked Order 6-8 oz of steak at restaurant and to-go box half of the steak to enjoy next day as a sandwich or salad topping. Order Lean Cut: Beef: sirloin, top loin, tenderloin, round. Pork: tenderloin, top loin roast, loin chop, sirloin chop, rib roast
Choose pasta made with marinara or wine sauce, avoid cream based pasta Choose thin crust pizza if available Choose Italian ice instead of cream cake Limit: Any scallopine or parmigiana (floured,fried, and baked with cheese)
Choose salsa, whole wheat soft tortillas, vegetables and beans (no lard). The portions are often large, share with a friend or take home for a delicious meal the next day. Limit toppings such as sour cream, cheese sauce and also tortilla chips!
Choose a lunch sized portion, if available Order entree that is steamed, stir fried or vegetarian items. Try tofu! Avoid fried items that have high sodium sauce (Eg: Sweet and Sour or General Tso Chicken) If possible, ask for sauce on the side. Drink Tea
Quick and cheap One fast food meal contains enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day. As a customer, you still can make healthy choice in fast food restaurant. Most fast food chains have nutritional information placed on their products.
Full Salad Bar Home style food Deli Bar Online Menu www.tigerdining.com
Small bag of pretzels, peanuts, almonds or trail mix Whole-wheat crackers with peanut butter or cheese Whole grain granola or cereal bars Graham or animal crackers 100% fruit or vegetable juice
What is consider as 1 serving of alcohol? 12 ounces of a beer or wine cooler 8-ounces of malt liquor 5 ounces of table wine 1.5 ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits such as gin, vodka, whiskey, etc. DRINK MODERATELY!
Order the regular or child-size portion. For a lighter meal, order an appetizer in place of a main course. Eat your lower-calorie food first. Soup or salad is a good choice. Follow up with a light main course. Order one dessert with enough forks for everyone at the table to have a bite.
Walk from Home or the Office. You'll get your meal and 30 minutes of physical activity and avoid the parking hassles. Walk with Family or Friends. A brisk walk before a meal gives you time to chat. A stroll afterward helps your digestion. Walk Up Instead of Driving Thru. Park your car in the lot and walk inside to get your fast food order.