As some of you may know I’m in the process of cutting down and have lost almost 27 pounds in the past 9 weeks or so.
I’ve been getting a bunch of questions about what I’ve been eating, and the answer is: The same food I was eating before I started cutting down…but less of it.
I still eat chicken wings, pizza, nachos, donuts etc. I just don’t eat as much of any of them as I did before I started cutting down.
I still go out for dinner and eat the stuff I would normally eat, I just have less. (I hope you’re noticing the recurring theme here)
Here is a good trick for eating at restaurants while cutting down without looking like a calorie counting obsessive compulsive freak.
Order 1 big entree and split it with the person you are with (this works best when it is a guy and a girl eating together)
If you’re not actively trying to lose weight but still want to keep your total food consumption in check then you can also split an appetizer.
I’ve found that most restaurants portion sizes are so large that 1 entree including the side dishes it comes with is more than enough food for a couple for dinner.
Today I went out and split an 8 oz steak that had scallops and shrimp topping with a side of steamed veggies and a salad.
This was a dinner entree that we split between the two of us and it was more than enough food for both of us to feel completely satisfied and it easily fit under the range of calories I needed to continue my weight loss progress.
Now that I’ve been eating like this for over 2 months I find it hard to believe that I would have ordered that entree and eaten the entire thing myself.
Eating smaller portions becomes a habit if you do it for long enough.
Splitting 1 entree (and perhaps 1 appetizer) is a great way to go out for dinner and enjoy all the foods you really like and still maintain a weight loss program.
Give it a try if you like and let me know how it goes.