6 tips Healthy Restaurant Food MB
6 tips for having a healthy
in Myrtle Beach
Ever wonder how you can possibly lose weight or even
maintain it while on vacation? The average dinner meal at
most restaurants in Myrtle Beach contains over 1,000
calories? Well, don't worry! Keeping yourself in shape
when dining out is simply a matter of ordering right.
Below are 6 tips for having a healthy dinner out in
1. Watch Your Drinks – By not ordering an alcoholic
beverage, you've saved yourself a noticeable amount of
calories. Try sipping non-sweetened iced tea or water
with lemon. You'll be glad you did when you look at the
2. Have A Salad – One of the best things to have off the
menu is a salad. Not only will it fill you up so you'll
consume fewer calories overall, but it will also give
you a substantial amount of powerful antioxidants
(vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha and
beta-carotene) Be sure to ask your server to hold the
croutons and cheese which will further reduce your
caloric intake. Also, choose your dressing carefully.
Avoid cream based dressings and go for the vinegar based
ones. You also have the option of using balsamic vinegar
and olive oil which is heart healthy.
3. Don't Order An Appetizer Unless it's Absolutely
Necessary – Do you know that some appetizers have more
calories and fat than the main dinner course? Also, many
appetizers are deep fried and served with heavy sauces
which will add to your intake of saturated and trans
fats as well calories. It's not a healthy way to start
4. Choose The Right Kind Of Foods off the Menu - Go for
grilled and broiled rather than fried. Not only will you
save calories and fat grams, you'll also avoid trans
fats which are so prevalent in fried foods. Consider
asking for a double order of vegetables with your
entree. Very few American's are getting the 7-9 servings
of fruits and vegetables recommended for optimal health.
Plus, by avoiding the starch from potatoes, you'll be
cutting down your caloric and carbohydrate load. Also,
stick to tomato based pasta sauces rather than cream
based ones and you'll enjoy a substantial calorie
savings. Lastly, ask for the sauce to be served in a
separate dish on the side so you can control the amount
that you put on your food.
5. Don't Overeat - Many Myrtle Beach restaurants serve
larger quantities of food than in the past. If this is
the case, put aside a portion of your entree at the
beginning of the meal to take back to the hotel with
you. If you remove it from your plate before you start
eating, you'll be less tempted to overeat.
6. Say "No" To Sugary, Fatty Desserts - Instead, go for
a low fat or low carbohydrate dessert choice such as a
low carb cheesecake. These are sensible choices for the
health cognizant eater and still allow you to end the
meal on a sweet note. If a healthy dessert option isn't
available, try a cup of coffee with skim milk to help
satiate your desire for something sweet.
The next time you go out for dinner in Myrtle Beach,
keep the above tips in mind. You will be surprised how
many calories you are able to cut out of your meal just
by ordering the right menu items! Happy healthy eating
and enjoy your Myrtle Beach vacation!