By arming yourself with tips and tools to dine out, you'll never have to second-guess a menu item again.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Ever feel flummoxed and discouraged by restaurant menus? Dining out shouldn’t feel like a setback to successful weight loss – and now, it won’t be. Dining out is a part of almost everyone’s lifestyle and is an experience that is both enjoyable and convenient. Committing to a weight-loss program doesn’t have to mean giving up on going out to restaurants with family and friends, which is why Herbal Magic is excited to announce the launch of its new, improved Guide to Dining Out and Companion Restaurant Guide.
Dining out may come with its challenges, but there are a number of ways to make healthy choices that fit with the Herbal Magic program. From fast food to French, Herbal Magic’s new Guide to Dining Out offers a wide range of easy-to-use suggestions to help clients make wise choices while still enjoying great-tasting dishes and a variety of cuisines. These helpful tips can even be applied to meals made at home or those enjoyed in the company and homes of family and friends.
To complement Herbal Magic’s Guide to Dining Out, the accompanying Companion Restaurant Guide is a straightforward catalogue of the best restaurant meal options, covering everything from salads and soups to entrées, sides and desserts. Using available nutrition information, meals from each restaurant were carefully analyzed. Items were categorized based on their portion sizes, ingredient lists, and nutrition information. This guide covers 46 national restaurant chains and includes specific allotments for popular restaurant meals that will fit any Herbal Magic program.
With these handy guides, restaurant dining won’t derail weight-loss success. To get started on the right track, consider these helpful tips the next time there’s a chance to place an order:
Ask Questions. Don’t be afraid to request changes or make substitutions. Restaurant staff want the experience to be enjoyable and will cater to specific needs to the best of their ability.
Substitute. Swap a side of fries or fully loaded baked potato for a healthy side salad or steamed vegetables. Choose lower-fat options and items that are baked, broiled or grilled.
The Take Away. Prior to the meal arriving at the table, ask for half to be portioned into a take-away container for later.
Share. If dining in a group, share a meal with a friend to keep portions in check.
Eat Slowly and Enjoy. Eating at a slower pace gives the stomach time to signal fullness to the brain. Use this time to savour and enjoy every bite.
“By arming yourself with tips and tools to dine out, you’ll never have to second-guess a menu item again,” said Regan Tessis, ND Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Consumer Health for Herbal Magic Weight Loss Centres. “With Herbal Magic, it’s easy to reach your weight-loss goals without compromising your lifestyle. We have the tools needed to help you lose the weight and keep it off.”
About Herbal Magic Weight Loss & Nutrition Centres
With approximately 280 centres nationwide, Herbal Magic is the largest Canadian owned and operated weight-loss company in Canada. Every Herbal Magic Canada team member has been extensively trained and certified as an Herbal Magic Personal Health Coach. With the support of its Scientific Advisory Team – comprised of naturopathic doctors, nurses and dieticians – Herbal Magic’s weight-loss experts have the experience, training and tools needed to support clients throughout their weight-loss journey. Herbal Magic’s comprehensive system of real food, personal health coaching and natural health products is, quite simply, a common-sense approach to lasting weight loss. Visit http://herbalmagic.ca to learn more.