Eating Out

Following the same vein as the popular Eat This, Not That series of books, I’d like to offer some suggestions for eating out.

Remember, these are only suggestions. Consult your doctor or nutritionist about your specific dietary requirements.

Instead of a deep fried appetizer, start with soup or a salad. When ordering salad, get the dressing on the side and use it sparingly.

Instead of having French fries, try a double serving of vegetables or a baked potato without sour cream and butter. If you would like to use condiments, ask for them on the side, and again, use them sparingly.

Instead of ordering your meat or fish deep fried, order it grilled or baked.

Instead of adding bacon and cheese to your burger, ask for extra lettuce and tomatoes.

Instead of a deep dish meat lovers pizza, try a thin crust vegetarian option – or one with chicken if you must have meat.

Instead of pop, order ice water – or purchase bottled water if you have any questions about the safety of the restaurant’s tap water.

Instead of depriving yourself of dessert, share one with a friend.

Sometimes, we take the longest journeys using baby steps.

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