How To Make Healthy Food Choices When Eating Out

  |     |   Food and Drink

dining out
It is easy to stray from your healthy diet when eating out. Most restaurants offer a variety of options, so it is possible to find a healthy yet delicious food option. The problem for most residents in North Harbor Tower apartments arises with portion control. Consider the following tips to help you choose healthy meals.

Share a Main Dish

If you are eating out with your family or friends, you can divide the main dish. Ask the servers to give you small plates for sharing the meal. For a low-calorie meal option, make your selection from the vegetarian menu. Ask for fruit as your side dish or dessert.

Have a Snack Before You Go

People tend to make bad decisions when they are hungry. If you go to a restaurant hungry, you are likely to disregard your healthy diet plan and overeat. It is wise to have a healthy snack a few minutes before you get there.

Order Your Meal Before Everyone Else

You may be tempted to choose an unhealthy meal after someone else does. If you are eating out with family and friends, you subconsciously mimic them. Make your order before everyone else, especially if people in your group are likely to make unhealthy choices. You may end up influencing them to try out a healthy meal.

Avoid Buffets

Buffets may tempt you into eating unhealthy meals. Pick a particular item from the menu. It helps to keep your calories in check. At a buffet, you may make wrong estimations of your food portions, and you are likely to use a big plate.

Be Careful With Drinks

Avoid drinks with too much sugar. Excessive sugar may be bad for your health. It increases your risk of contracting diabetes and obesity. Water is one of the healthiest drinks you can have. If you drink alcoholic beverages, drink them in moderation as alcohol contains a lot of calories.

Are you looking for apartments close to restaurants with healthy food options in North Harbor Tower Chicago? Contact us today to find out the floor plans that are still available. The apartments have a custom design and amenities such as a professional fitness center and indoor heated pool.

Leave a reply


<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>