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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT BASICS #13: WHAT ABOUT RESTAURANT EATING? – Until the 1970’s, families ate at restaurants to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Then eating at different types of restaurants became a pleasure discovering new tastes from different cultures popularized on radio and television by restaurant critics and chefs. Then since the 1980’s and 1990’s with more women entering the work force, restaurant eating became a regular part of family nutritional. This new reality with over 40% of meals eaten away from home contributed to the global obesity epidemic. Studies show that the more you eat at restaurants including fast food restaurants, casual dining, and street foods the more likely you are to be overweight or obese. The simple reason for this is that the business of selling foods is very competitive and the foods that are high fat, sugar, and salt are the most popular and make the greatest profit. It costs more to provide low fat protein from lean meats, fish, beans, lentils, and nuts. It costs less to serve refined carbohydrates like rice, potatoes, pasta, and breads. When you eat at a restaurant you have to look at the menu and ask questions about how the food was prepared. Ask to have lean meat and fish grilled with no heavy sauce or gravy. Have vegetables that are steamed and ask for a double portion so you can skip the rice and potatoes. Have your salad with dressing on the side. Choose fruit for dessert instead of cakes or pastries. Don’t go to a restaurant every night or every lunch. Prepare foods at home and have Protein-Rich Shakes at regular times so you don’t show up so hungry that you ear bowls of chips and bread. Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle includes keeping restaurant eating to a minimum. Learn how to prepare food at home so your favorite recipe is NOT making reservations!!! #drdavidheber #restaurants #weightlossjourney #fastfoods #streetfoods to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available on Amazon.com for $5.49.