David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine, and the author of the Eat This, Not That! and Abs Diet series, shared weight loss tricks for those who could not avoid eating out.
Let’s face it: if you are among those who are slugging it out in the midst of the urban jungle, chances are you will be eating half – or even more – of your meals outside of the home. This is, however, not the healthiest of practices, and is a boon for those who are trying to shed extra pounds.
Does that mean, then, that there is no hope for the beleaguered urban professional, at least health-wise? Not necessarily, according to Zinczenko, as you can actually go on a no-diet diet while eating out, through little tweaks in the way you make decisions when dining at your favorite food joint.
Among the things that he shared is to steer clear of the urge to “Supersize” your meals. People may think that they are getting more value for their hard-earned green back if they get “proportionately more food for proportionately less money;” that may be true, only if there were three of you sharing the meal – as opposed to you eating everything by your lonesome.
Zinczenko also warns against falling prey to saying “yes” to the little suggestions that your waiter makes – such as adding extra side dishes or dressings, or ordering fancy desserts to cap off your meal. Keep in mind, Zinczenko shared, that the waiter, above all else, is a salesperson whose objective is to encourage you to spend more. It is up to you to rein him in and keep your waistband from bursting.