The architecture firm I work for designs restaurants all over the country and one of the things I read on a daily basis is Nation’s Restaurant News. You can find out the latest food trends, read about top Chefs and find out if your favorite restaurant is expanding.
So, imagine my delight yesterday when I was reading it and they mentioned a site called HEALTHY DINING FINDER!
Let’s face it, for most people who are trying to lose weight, it can be near impossible to stay on track when you go out. Sure you can go online and see what’s on the menu and kind of guess on the calories, but you may think you are making a healthy choice, when in reality you are not.
All you need to do is enter your zip code and pick out your price point. I chose as an example P.F. Chang’s. It will give you the best choices on the menu health wise and you can make a great decision even before you enter the restaurant door!
One thing you need to pay attention to is the PORTION size. Notice it says that a certain dish is 2 or even 4 portions, so you would only want to eat half, or 1/4 of it!.
You can also search for a price point below $10.00 and this will grab most fast food places, below is an example of choices from Quiznos
So, I think this is a great tool to assist you in staying on track AND enjoying going out.
How do you handle going out to dinner while trying to lose weight/or maintain your weight…any tips??