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Your quick and easy guide to eating healthy from a restaurant menu

Ok, so last time I totally saved your lunch box, and now I'm here to save your lunch out.

Eating out is fun. It's a classic example of how food is so much more than fuel for our bodies - and that is one of the reasons why making dietary changes can be hard. It's not just about what you put in your face, it's also about your culture, the people you hang with, your habits and your emotional or sensory connections with food.



Eating in restaurants can be fraught with difficulty for people trying to adjust their eating patterns. You might have established preferences on the menu, you can't control the portion size or the ingredients in your dishes. You might feel pressured to drink alcohol and studies suggest that people actually eat more when eating in company.

This is why many people on strict weight loss diets, or athletes prepping for competition often choose to sacrifice social eating for their final goals. But you might not have that option if your job involves social eating. You might not want to miss out on your family birthday celebrations.

Dammit. You shouldn't have to. Remember our ethos? Good health as an enjoyable part of a life well lived. That means you get to eat in restaurants if that's what you want to do.

I also want to be clear that there is nothing wrong with eating off plan once in a while. It's not going to do you any harm. What you do consistently, day in, day out, is what gets you to your goals. But perhaps you feel like you don't want to go off plan? Perhaps you have to eat out, or travel, a lot, and having a gameplan will help you out.

So check this out....



I want you to be able to eat the foods you love, with the people you love being around, and also be healthy, strong, and as lean as you want to be.

I help people achieve this with tailored online and in-person nutrition coaching, powered by Precision Nutrition's proven curriculum. See what it's all about here.

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