FIGHT THE FEAR OF DINING OUT ON A “DIET”!

{ CHICKEN BUDDHA BOWL }
❤️Roasted chicken
💚Bright veggies
💛Long grain brown rice (WARNING: approx. 4 servings was provided in this meal- so be sure to eat accordingly! )
+TSP peanut satay sauce (on the side so I could monitor quantity!)

🍔Dining out doesn’t mean that your nutrition plan or goals goes out the door!🚪You just need to be smart about making healthy decisions that match your required intake.👍🏼 Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite tips & tricks to staying on track whilst eating out!

GOOGLE THE MENU BEFORE YOU GO:
Look up the menu and decide what you want before you go and think about what changes you want to make (if any)! Lots of restaurants and fast food places have their nutrition information online. Although not always 100% accurate, it’s a good starting point!

DON’T BE SCARED TO ASK:
Don’t be afraid to ask for substitutions to a particular dish or ask your server about the ingredients used or preparation methods. My husband has a strict rule for me, any more than 3 changes and it’s no longer on the menu but a “Simone Structured” dish. But… you do you!

BE PREPARED TO SAY NO:
Resist the free bread basket or unlimited refills of chips & salsa! Yes, they taste freaking amazing but that is NOT what you came here to eat and I would almost bet my left eye that you didn’t plant order that when you googled the menu! These “nibbles” add fat, sodium, sugar and calories, that you originally didn’t plan for!

EAT THE RAINBOW:
No, not the skittles… the vegetables! Ensure you meal is colorful and has a form of fruit or vegetables with it. If it doesn’t, my suggestion would be to make that your first substitution!

ASK FOR IT “ON THE SIDE”:
Request that cheese, toppings, salad dressings and sauces etc be served on the side so that you control how much you use.

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