Going to a restaurant shouldn’t be an excuse to eat unhealthy foods. Next time you dine out, follow these tips featured in HuffPost that will help you feel satisfied and healthy.
Avoid ordering fried foods: Trans fats found in fried foods have been linked to numerous diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Instead of opting for fried foods on the menu, try baked, grilled, or roasted veggies or meats.
Say no to dressings and sauces: Condiments are usually loaded with flour, sugar, and other ingredients that pack on the pounds. If you find it impossible to eat your meal without any dressing or sauce, try organic ketchup or mustard that contains less or no sugar.
Stick to salads: Choose a salad that has non-starchy vegetables and grilled meats or protein as its primary ingredients. If salads aren’t an option, stick with grilled meats or protein and add a side of non-starchy vegetables.
In addition to the suggestions in the article, it’s important to remember to be aware of portion size. Most restaurants offer extremely large portion sizes. With ReShape®, your weight loss balloons help you control portion size and feel full with less food. So go ahead and ask for a to-go box at the start of your meal—you won’t miss the extra calories! We also encourage you to take advantage of your ReShape nutritional coach for advice and personalized nutrition plans that will help you reach your weight loss goals, regardless of your schedule. Your ReShape coach is highly trained and has experience working with people just like you to achieve life-changing weight loss. So, if you find yourself wondering what you should order next time you eat out, talk to your coach!
As part of the ReShape weight loss program, you’ll have access to your coach for a full year—during the first six months while the dual weight loss balloon is in your stomach and the last six months after the intragastric balloon is removed. To help you stay focused, your coach will continue to update your personalized nutrition plan throughout the year, give you healthy on-the-go snack options, ideas on what to order dining out, and suggestions for meal prep. You’ll also have access to the ReShape Patient Portal, designed to help you track your weight loss progress, activity, and food intake.
Staying active on the ReShape Patient Portal is also a great way to help your coaching sessions be more effective and productive as you and your coach examine your food choices, discuss your personalized workout program, and talk about the progress you’ve made.
To learn more about the personalized coaching, gastric balloon, and other tools included in the ReShape weight loss program, click here.