Dining out and getting fat? Not with these strategies.

Tired of going out and feeling bad about what you just ate? Do you tend to eat spaghetti or any food for that matter like this?url

Did you know you’re bound to consume roughly 20% more “mindless” calories during a night out if you fail to call ahead than if you were to have a reservation? Weight loss research has shown exactly this.

Bet you never knew that there are strategies for fat loss when you are dining out. Well there are! We traveled past the most dangerous lava pits, mountains, and fought off several evil armies to obtain these secret fat loss strategies. Here they are go ahead and read them.

Lesson #1 – Make a reservation or at least call ahead to cut down your “temptation” time.

The second study came to mind when we went to pay the bill. Between the six of us, the bill was, well…it wasn’t cheap. And then everyone threw in their credit card for payment…

Did you know that if you pay with plastic you’ll likely spend more (and eat more) than if you settled your bill with cash? Research has also proved this. People spend, and subsequently eat, around 30% more when they pay via credit card. Simply put, when paying with money you’re borrowing, it’s very easy to lose track of how much you’re spending, and much easier to order that extra app, desert, or larger entrée.

Lesson #2 – Set a reasonable budget for your meal and carry cash to pay for it. It will force you to work within those limitations, and you won’t easily overspend (and overindulge).

Between the lessons learned from both of these studies, you just might save yourself from consuming a dreadful extra 50% in total calories the next time you enjoy a night out on the town!

By Josh Bezoni 

Content courtesy of Biotrust.  http://www.biotrust.com/two-dining-out-fat-loss-strategies/?a=1

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