We all like to go out on a meal at least once in a while. But when you are on a diet this can be quite hard for you because you are afraid not to excessively eat in one night. If you can keep some few tips in mind then you will be able to eat a healthy meal even when you are at a restaurant.
The first thing that you should avoid is menu pictures. They usually look better than in reality in order to make you want to buy them. Try focusing your attention on the foods listed rather than on the pictures.
Also make sure that you don’t focus your attention on a food’s name. They are usually given to stimulate appetite.
For example it will be very hard for you to say no to The World’s Best Chocolate Cake rather than a plain chocolate cake.
Another thing that you should look out for is unhealthy foods placed next to healthy ones. This trick is often used in restaurants and studies have shown that people are more likely to order unhealthy items if they are placed next to healthy ones.
Another trick used in many restaurants is highlighting a wide range of vegetables. This may seem healthy at a first look but if you look carefully then you will see that they usually come with unhealthy sauces or with cheese.
We know that vegetables are healthy but if they aren’t prepared in the right way then they are not as healthy as you might think.
A dangerous trick that should be avoided is sampling. Even if all of your friends are very likely to try samples remember that these are very unhealthy foods and added up they can generate high amounts of calories.
Keeping these tips in mind you will be able to order a healthy meal.