It was another dinner out last night. But this was not just another dinner out…it was at my favorite restaurant, Firenze Trattoria. Monday night is my favorite night to go there because they offer half off bottles of wine. Yes!
My husband and I went to dinner with a friend who was in town. I love taking people to this restaurant. Everything on the menu is delicious. I usually make my decision on what I’m going to order before I go because once I look at the menu, I get confused and want to order everything.
My husband and I split our favorite salad, the Chopped Caesar.
For my entree, I ordered the Grilled Salmon which comes with pasta (in the best sauce EVER) and fresh veggies.
I ate about half of the salmon (it was huge) and all the pasta and veggies.
Someone made a comment yesterday about how big they would get if they ate all all the time like I’ve been doing. Yes…it’s very easy to gain weight while eating out a lot. There are a few simple tricks in order to keep your weight in check while dining out. First of all, try to order something that is healthy. But my main trick is all about portion control. The portions restaurants serve you are insane. I know it’s hard, but I try not to finish everything on my plate. I eat slowly, tasting every bite. I try putting my fork down a lot and drinking water in between bites. These tricks really slow me down.
When I’m at home, I measure most of what I eat. My cereal gets measured and so does my pasta. You’d be surprised at the actual size of the appropriate servings of these things! I have a kitchen scale that I use a lot to remind me of the correct portion sizes. After you measure/weigh things for a bit, you will be able to eyeball the correct portion sizes which is useful when you are dining out.
Breakfast this morning was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and a side of strawberries.
I took the kids to school and went to spin class. Afterwards I ran some errands and then came home for lunch.
Turkey and Swiss cheese on whole wheat with a huge salad. I finally have some produce in my house!
I’m off to pick up the kiddos from school. I’m not going anywhere tonight and can’t wait to chill and hopefully catch up on some blog reading!!
Do you look at menus online before going to a restaurant?
What are your tricks to avoid over-eating?