Great topic hu?! This is probably the one thing that keeps America fat! Hubby and I were just talking about the topic this weekend saying that we know a lot of families who would probably lose 10 pounds by not eating out so much. It's just so easy to just go out to eat isn't it?!
I'm huge on saving money! Each week on my main blog, The Mami Blog, I plan our weeks menu and I also do weekly match-ups for our local grocery store. I HATE PAYING RETAIL! Wether it's food, groceries, clothing, housewares, etc. Anywho, so if we do go out to eat, usually hubby's decision, I grab my coupon binder and give suggestions for places that I have a coupon for. But sometimes it is only for a FREE Appetizer or FREE Dessert (not the best coupons), lol But we do like to try new places and it's hard because you don't know how they cook their food and if it will fit into your "diet."
Here are some tips that I use when we eat out
- Try not to!
- Avoid fast food!
- Don't do buffet
- Ask for your food to be steamed
- Drink water!
- Share a plate
- Avoid pasta dishes
- No appitizer
- Add a salad
- Eat Fruit
It was my mom's birthday this past weekend and everyone got a soda or a mixed beverage... NOT ME! I got some nice cold WATER!
Prepreganancy (2004): 135
Postpartum (3rd Baby, August 2012): 172
Goal Weight: 135
Last week: (Feb 5): 181.2
Current Weight: *Weigh in tomorrow*