Weight Loss Series – Part 2 – How to Lose Weight Even While Eating Restaurant Food

by Saladseekers

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You are probably bored with your home cooked meals, and would like to visit a restaurant for a change. On the other hand, your doctor has advised you not to eat restaurant foods as it can result in weight gain. Saladseekers.com will tell you how to enjoy restaurant foods while at the same time making sure that you lose weight.

1. Visit vegetarian restaurants

In order to be on the safe side, visit restaurants which offer only vegetarian meals. This is not to say that non-vegetarian meals are bad. With non-vegetarian restaurants, you have to take extra care to make sure that you are not eating high-calorie or high-fat foods.

As an example, ordinary chicken meat which is served in most restaurants is usually laden with huge amounts of fat which is bad for you! Lean chicken meat, on the other hand, is good for you, but not all restaurants offer lean chicken meat as part of their menus. With vegetarian restaurants, you will be more often than not on the safe side!

2. Watch your salad dressings

We all know that salads are good for quick weight loss. The reason behind this is that salads are nothing but raw vegetables in chopped form. Raw vegetables, as you might be aware, help you burn fat by boosting your metabolic rate. However, the salad dressing that is provided in most restaurants is rich in calories. So whenever you ask for salads, ask for the salad dressings on the side, opt for low calorie or fat free dressings, or try to skip the salad dressing.

3. Stay away from buffets

A lot of the foods you see at buffets are rich in caloric content. These foods are cooked in bulk with a large amount of oil, thereby making them unsuitable for those who are looking forward to shedding some pounds. If you really want to eat from buffets, make sure you steer clear of these fatty foods and choose the salads and other healthier alternatives instead.

4. Control your portions

Check the amount of food you are going to eat before you take that bite! If you think that the food provided to you exceed the portion control limit you are allowed, eat according to your portion limit and then carry the leftovers back home to be eaten on the next day. Ask for a box from the restaurant to help you carry the leftovers.

As long as you use your discretion, there is nothing wrong with eating at a restaurant once in while. So go ahead and appease your tastebuds!

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  1. September 29, 2009

    Why is it that most people think that a detox diet comprises of starving yourself for days on end and only drink some foul tasting lemon drink?
    There are many foods that help with the process of detoxifiaction of the body so why would you deprive yourself?

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