You work hard all week, then date night comes along, and the next thing you know you’ve way over-splurged at your favorite restaurant. Believe it or not, you can have a healthy and still delicious night out, while still fully enjoying your favorite local haunts. 5 personal trainer approved ways to have a healthy dinner out include:
 
1. Plan ahead – Planning ahead is one of the best things you can do to have a dinner out your personal trainer will be proud of. Had a heavy lunch? Plan for a light dinner. Want a larger dinner? Plan a lighter lunch.
 
2. Be mindful about menus – When choosing a place, don’t pick the one restaurant in town that specializes in fried foods when you’re trying to keep fit. Check out the menus at your favorite local establishments and those you’ve been dying to try, and pick the one that has plenty of options that won’t be too hard on your diet.
 
3. Embrace the sub – Subbing out one menu item for another might cost a little extra on the tab, but it will often save you quite a bit in unhealthy fats and calories. If that barbecued chicken comes with French fries, for instance, see if you can get a serving of broccoli or greens instead, and you’ll feel a whole lot better about the meal without all that unnecessary unhealthy stuff.
 
4. Take it slow – It’s tempting to chow down the second your food hits the table. You’ve been waiting for this dish all day, or maybe all week, and it’s finally here, so why not enjoy it? Well, it takes your brain about 20 minutes to be notified by your stomach that you’re full, and eating too quickly leads to overeating, rather than just getting your fill. Eating slowly lets you enjoy each bite of food, with no worry that you’re overeating.
 
5. Order deliberately – Deliberate ordering that includes healthy proteins, vegetables, fruits, and grains is not only personal trainer approved, but it will keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. You won’t feel hungry as soon as you get home, and you’ll get that true satisfying meal experience you want.
 
Eating out is a treat that you don’t have to deprive yourself of when you’re meeting with a personal trainer and trying to get fit. With the right plan and making smart choices, having dinner at your favorite restaurants can still be enjoyed without worry that you’re compromising all your hard work.
 
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