Dining Out Mindfully: Tips for Making Healthy Choices at Restaurants

Dining out at restaurants often goes hand in hand with times of celebration, social connection, and enjoyment. While dining out is an exciting part of life, it can easily disrupt healthy eating habits. We’ve compiled several ways to dine out mindfully and keep your nutrition goals in focus. Plan Ahead If you will be dining out for a meal, plan for it. Adjust your day for healthier or lighter meals before and after. Incorporate physical activity into your day, or add a few more minutes to your exercise session. If you know where you’ll be eating beforehand, consider looking up the menu to familiarize yourself with the options available. Whenever you plan for it, you can make adaptations to help you keep your goals on track rather than feeling guilty for enjoying a meal out. Don’t Arrive Too Hungry Skipping a [...]