A New Year and Dining Out

Your Guide to Eating Out IMG_6646

  • Order from the appetizer menu where portions are better sized for one serving.


  • Choose baked, broiled or grilled options instead of fried or breaded varieties.


  • Estimate your portions to track how much you are eating.  An ounce is about the size of 4 dice and 3 ounces of meat is similar to the size of a deck of cards.


  • Ask for dressings, sauces and toppings on the side and choose vinaigrette- based salad dressings over creamy ones.


  • Drink low or no calorie water, herbal tea or black coffee rather then soft drinks and alcoholic beverages… It’s easy to drink a lot of calories without realizing it.


  • Ask for your water with “no ice”.  This allows your digestion “fire” to not be put out.


  • Pack snacks for your day.  Examples are nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and yogurt. So, when you begin your meal out, you are in control to eat a meal in moderation and enjoy your company.


  • If you end up eating an unhealthy meal, make the rest of your meals healthy.


  • Share treats with others.  Often how much you are eating is a bigger problem then what you are eating.  Take time to enjoy a single portion so that it truly satisfies you.


  • Drink plenty of water. Often our hunger is due to dehydration.

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Sharon Denton discovered the joy of practicing yoga when she was in middle school. It wasn’t long before her passion for practice formed her passion for teaching, which she’s been doing since 1985. 

In addition, because of her interest in human movement and potential, she also provides personal training and nutrition-based wellness counseling to help her clients build vibrant health.

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