Even the best of us cannot resist it. You come in to a restaurant hoping that you will only have a salad and may be a glass of wine, but by the end of the evening, you are opening up your trouser buttons to make room for your inflated stomach. While you may be thinking, that it is your will power that is weak, that is not the case; it could be the restaurant and its magic that is tricking you in to ordering more than you actually should be. Below are a few things you can use to your advantage to beat the urge to over eat while you are dining out.
When you are out dining with your friends, be sure to order first. If your friends order something that is better than what you are eating, there is a chance that you will be tempted to do the same. If you are in no position to order first, then decide what you want to eat and close the menu and wait and distract yourself till your turn to order arrives.
It is known that people who go out dining at restaurants where the lights are dim and the music is soft, tend to eat lesser. Request the waiter to turn down the music, it may just help you eat less.
Try and avoid drinking before your food arrives. Alcohol tends to boost your appetite and impairs your brain from feeling full.
Don’t watch the game while you are eating
When you are out to watch the game, you tend to get excited and drink a lot, again this leads to boosting your appetite and leads you to eat more than you should.
When the temperature low, your hormones that control your appetite take a while to start working. So, carry a sweater or jacket when you are heading outside, so that you do not tend to overeat.
Protect Your Eyes
If you are really worried about overeating, then you should seriously considering wearing dark glasses inside the restaurant. Bright foods can help boost your appetite, leading you to eat more than you should.
Follow the tips mentioned above and fight the urge. You could also choose to speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to find out what foods you should eat at restaurants so that you can maintain weight and health. Homeopathic solutions too can help you from avoiding an extra piece of bread or a second helping.