Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wednesday April 23rd Quick Tip

It seems like more and more people eat out these days. I for one seem to be perpetuating that self made myth quite nicely. The burning question that seems to arise from eating out is, what can I do to be more health conscious. The first thing that comes to mind is, don't eat out. The second is a simple tip that I picked up from somewhere.

Portion control is one of the biggest and easiest things you can do for yourself when trying to control your weight. Restaurants are notorious for giving you enough for yourself, your significant other, and the left side of your family tree. Most will think nothing of this because it looks like you are getting a good deal on food, not that you are eating too much.

So what can you do to help yourself, simple. When you order your meal, just ask the waiter/waitress to box at least half of your food up before it is even brought out to you. Better yet, ask them to not bring out your box until they bring out the check, to stop any temptation of picking at your food. Better still is, split an entree with a friend, and still have them put half of what you ordered in a box. Chances are that your entree, once split into fourths, will still be an adequate meal as part of your six meals a day, and it will save you a few bucks, and that is always a good thing.

No matter what you choose to do, always think smart, think healthy, and do what you need to do to make yourself 365 Fit. Hope this Quick Tip finds you will. Good things.

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