You know all those healthy living articles that give you tips on how to eat out at restaurants? Well, I don’t like a lot of those. I don’t eat out often (maybe once every two weeks) and I eat well at home, so when I go out to a restaurant I’m perfectly fine with ordering what I like eating that day, whether it’s a salad, burger and fries, or a massive plate of pasta.
So I wrote my own list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to eating a meal out.
The Dos and Dont’s of Happy Restaurant Eating
DO get to the restaurant happy and eager to eat some delicious food.
DON’T stress all day over what you’re going to order.
DO eat whatever jumps out at you as the most delicious/fabulous sounding.
DON’T immediately order the healthiest thing on the menu, simply because it is the healthiest thing there.
DO eat it the way the chef wants you to eat it.
DON’T make so many alterations you turn chicken cordon bleu into a plain chicken breast.
DO eat bread/chips and salsa/order wine/order dessert, if that’s what sounds good to you right then.
DON’T skip out on those “extras” because you feel you should, even though you really, really want it.
DO eat until you feel satisfied, and then maybe a few more bites because it’s so darn delicious.
DON’T decide ahead of time how much of the plate you’re going to eat.
DO enjoy the company and savour the experience.
DON’T worry about how many calories your eating, or how you’re going to burn them off later.
DO enjoy yourself and have a fabulous night!
Speaking of fabulous nights, I’m going to be off celebrating my birthday with friends tonight! We won’t be going out for dinner, but believe me , I will make sure I have an awesome time.
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