It’s the weekend, and everyone knows that means we like to get together with friends and relax! here’s a tip on how to stay on track if eating out this weekend, enjoy!
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unfortunately with nutrition, we often only know two very extreme roads: the rigid white of tupperware, no social get-togethers, zero booze, & the void of fun... and the extreme black of inhaling chips and queso, crushing our bodyweight in “forbidden foods” & drinking enough alcohol to secure the token “fuqqq, i’m never drinking ever again” line. sustainability, flexibility, & being social on the reg is king, so let’s keep paving the grey middle.
question: what are your goals right now.
if you’re on a cut & driving hard for f*t loss, do your best to log (and overestimate) what you’re eating as there will be hidden oils or sauces (aka hidden macro/cals). if really striving to make progress, might be best to limit dining out occasions or bring food with you so you can still be social.
reversely, if eating at maintenance or enjoying vacation, it’s totally cool to be loose on tracking or take a ghost from myfitnesspal if it aligns with goals. the beauty of consistency is if we normally crush our macros, we can absolutely earn ourselves un-tracked meal(s).
worth noting: untracked meal does not equal permission to be a j**k to your body & use as an excuse to binge (:
⚡️get boujee about restaurant selections. find places with high quality meats & produce
⚡️look at menu ahead of time, decide on your meal prior to going
⚡️eat lighter during the rest of the day - crush the meat & veggies so there’s carbs/fat for the restaurant
⚡️simple is king. aim for a protein/carb/fat/veg = easier to log
⚡️avoid generic entries like "cheeseburger" & individually log the bun, meat, cheese, etc
⚡️ask server about portions of meat
⚡️ask food to be grilled/steamed & for sauces on the side
⚡️eyeball portions. 1 cup = about a handful
⚡️alternatively, they do actually make travel food scales. might look a drug dealer, but at least your friends will tell cool stories about ya when you’re not around (#blest)
⚡️guesstimate & don’t over-stress it!