Most people think because they are on a weight loss program that they cannot eat out. Not true!
Eating out is actually very easy, you just have to be very vocal with what you want and don’t want. Most restaurants will accommodate any dietary restrictions. When ordering make sure you tell the server that you want your meat/chicken or fish grilled with no oils, seasonings are good for flavor. If ordering vegetables make sure they are steamed with no oils or butter, salads will be ordered with no dressing and you will ask what they put on their salads and leave off what you’re not supposed to have. Fresh lemon squeezed over your salad with salt and pepper is very tasty.
Some of our patients have even been able to go to fast food places when they are in a pinch for food. We all know traveling on the thruway offers no real healthy choices. If you get creative you can get a grilled chicken sandwich with no mayo, take it off the bun and order a salad with no dressing. You could also do that with burgers as well; you could keep the lettuce and tomato but remember no cheese.