BHTV #23 – Being Healthy While Eating Out

Dining out is fun, but choosing the right foods can be challenging for people trying to eat healthy.  While most people can make nutritious choices when eating at home, they often let healthy eating habits slide when eating out and order items that are high in fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol.  And it doesn’t help that many dishes offered at restaurants are prepared in a manner that makes them even higher in fat and calories than the same dish would be if it were prepared at home.  However, despite these challenges, eating a healthy meal when dining out is still attainable.  You just need to make sound nutritional choices and know what to order and what to avoid.

So, since most people enjoy eating out, but struggle to be healthy while doing it, I’m dedicating not only this show, but 12 more shows to what foods to choose and what foods to avoid when dining out at certain types of restaurants. A new “Being Healthy While Eating Out” show will come out monthly for a year.  Each episode will be released on the 4th Sunday of each month. This episode will focus on general tips that will help you to eat healthy no matter what cuisine you will be enjoying.

Announcement: Being Healthy for Busy People, my audio show, is a Podcast Awards finalist!  Daily voting will run till November 30th.  If you have time, please go and vote for my podcast under Health/Fitness as many days as you can!  Thank you!

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References used while researching this show are The New Wellness Encylopedia, American Heart Association and NPD Group.

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  2. Bob Oesterlin says:

    Thanks for the series on eating out, I travel and it’s very hard to eat right on the road.

  3. Maria Isabel says:

    This is a great idea since lots of people dine out a lot. I liked your idea of addressing a variety of cuisines throughout the year. Sometimes it is hard to know what kinds of new foods to order when you want to try a variety of cuisines.

  4. Douglas says:

    Great info for “non-experts”

    I have signed up for the RSS feed

  5. Shawn says:

    Great information here. Looking forward to more videos in this series.

    And this isthe first time I’ve been to the site since the redesign. Looks great!

  6. […] It’s Friday night and you’re finally home after a long, crazy workday that capped off an incredibly hectic workweek. As you step through the front door, your two young kids run up, excited to see you, but also hungrily demanding dinner. Normally, you would cook up a healthy meal for your family, but tonight you are super exhausted and just can’t muster the energy. Sensing your lack of energy, your husband suggests eating at the new restaurant down the street. Before answering, you hesitate wondering if they have any healthy choices. […]

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