You finally got motivated to lose those last 5 pounds – you didn’t think it was possible before, but now you’re well on your way to shedding the extra weight. You’re feeling terrific…until you get asked out to dinner by the hot guy in your office.
What do you do? You know he wants to go to that hot new restaurant in town, the one with the 3000 calorie dishes.
Should you say no? No.
Dieting doesn’t have to take you out of the dating game until you’re hit your goal weight – in fact, why not use it as more inspiration to keep your new figure?
Here are some tips to dating while dieting:
- Order smaller dishes – Choose appetizers instead of entrees to help keep your portions small.
- Eat light during the day – This way, you can afford to eat a little more during your date.
- Call ahead to see what the restaurant offers – You can check to see what dishes will still work within your diet plan.
- Start with soup and salad – These are generally lower in calories and they fill you up before a fattening main course, helping to slow down diet damage.
But in the end, one meal is not going to stop your weight loss. In fact, letting loose once in a while might just keep you motivated and on track.
And don’t forget there are plenty of other things you can do to keep in shape. While checking in at the local gym is not everyone’s idea of fun, we can all find something we enjoy. And if it’s a pastime you can share with your hot new date, all the better!