- Posted September 11, 2013 by
Healthy Tips for No-Diet Weekends
Between cookie calories and restaurant meals, my Saturday is a lost cause. I'll bet that eating healthy on the weekend is tough for most of you, too. Between cookie calories and restaurant meals, my Saturday is a lost cause. I'll bet that eating healthy on the weekend is tough for most of you, too. Start your meal with soup. We're not talking about a broccoli-and-cheddar fat bomb, or even the creamy clam chowder.
But studies show that when people start their meal with a broth-based soup think miso, minestrone or chicken noodle, they eat 100 fewer calories overall. That leaves you more wiggle room for easy desserts!
Follow the one-fat rule, Include only one fat in your order. That means you can have a burrito with cheese but then you'll have to skip the guacamole and sour cream.
Order outside the entrées. Choose two small appetizers or an appetizer and a side salad instead of a main dish.
Any option should include lean protein and plenty of veggies. Some ideas: a small cup of veggie chili and a side of broccoli; grilled shrimp skewers and a green salad.
Source: Yahoo! Health Articles - February 2008