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Tips to Staying Healthy When Dining Out (and Meal Prepping)

8 January 2016

I love food. I thought I should declare that before I start sharing a tip or two about clean and healthy eating. I’ve been meal prepping for a little over two years now and it has really made a difference in my overall well-being.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy my cheat meals and indulgence often enough. However, in the busy lives that we live, it is hard to eat well if you are not conscious and fail to plan. For me, meal prepping has really helped me stay on track. Eating well also led me to have more energy, sleep better, and reach my fitness goals easier. I’ve turned eating well into a lifestyle and habit.

Every Sunday, I plan out my meals for the week, make a grocery list, go grocery shopping, then spend about two to three hours prepping, cooking, and storing my week’s food.

If you like to dine out once in a while, below are some tips for how to stay healthy when not eating at home.

Tips to Stay Healthy When Dining Out

Managing Your Portions

  1. Keep it small.
  2. Divide up dessert.
  3. Avoid super-sizing.

Making healthier choices

  1. Ask for more vegetables.
  2. Go for whole grains.
  3. Keep sodium in check.
  4. Get sauce on the side.
  5. Skip sweet drinks.

Getting informed

  1. Ask how food is prepared.
  2. Look ahead.

Source: EatRight Ontario

If you have any questions about meal prepping, feel free to ask in the comments below.

Written by guest blogger, Fit Chicks Cook.

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