How to Dine Out and Still Lose Weight
Just because you've made a deal with yourself to lose x amount of pounds by bikini season doesn't mean you have to totally deprive yourself or avoid eating out. There's no fun in that practice, and besides, deprivation often leads to binging.
Seriously, your social life does not need to drop off completely, and you really don't have to turn down dinner invitations during this dedicated period. There are ways to go out, order respectably and still leave satisfied. Plus, if you're shy about divulging the details of your weight loss mission, don't worry about it; it's not like you'll be munching on crackers all night!
Choose fish for your entree instead of the fat-laden short rib dish. Drink red wine instead of a mixed drink. There are plenty of ways to have fun, eat well and stay on point no matter what the circumstances entail.
The slideshow above features nine surefire tips that'll help keep you on track even when faced with a restaurant menu's endless temptations.
By Stacey Gawronski