(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Many people look forward to dining out because it’s an opportunity to enjoy their favorite foods, whether it’s a basket of french fries, a creamy pasta dish or cheesecake for dessert. The Mayo Clinic Diet allows for occasional treats, and you should enjoy them — but only occasionally. If you dine out frequently, it’s important to learn how to make healthier choices a regular part of your restaurant experience.
Here are some tips to help you eat out more healthfully and limit calories while enjoying your favorite foods:
Challenge yourself to find new healthy favorites, too. An entree of perfectly cooked fish and vegetables prepared by a skilled chef can be a real treat. Finally, try to focus on enjoying the full experience, not just the food — the atmosphere, the social scene and the pleasure of being waited on. Over time, you may find that your favorite foods aren’t the real draw of dining out, and you can enjoy yourself while sticking to your healthy-eating plan.