"How do I stay healthy when I go out to eat?"
"I don't know what to substitute for my unhealthy side dishes?"
"I will NOT give up my social life for a diet!"
Okay you are in luck...Here is the CF 818 Rules to Live By When Eating Out:
1- Control your Sides: Instead of mash potato's, fries, or any other starchy carbs your restaurant provides as a standard side. You WILL always sub for fruit, veggies or side salad.
2- Always order DOUBLE MEAT: Restaurants are frugal with chicken and meats and like to fill up your plate with cheap carbs. And ladies if you think its TOO MUCH MEAT, don't fret... get a to go bag and save it for later.
3- Stick with water/coffee/ice tea (unsweetened of course;-) for your beverage: it cuts down on the bill and your sugar intake.
4- When in doubt, go with a salad: And follow rule #2.
5- When eating a salad always order the dressing on the side: You must control the amount of dressing. For types of dressing go with the oils, salsa, guacamole, and or lemon. And a really cool trick is to not pour the dressing or toss it, simply dip your fork before every bite. It helps cut down on the dressing consumption and still provides the taste.
6- The Meal Before The MEAL: Pre-Eat when applicable, a trick I live by. It helps you avoid the temptation of devilish foods that are much easier to order when you have less in tank. Killing your hunger in advance helps with staying more disciplined and also cuts down on the bill.
7- At an Italian joint: Sub spaghetti or pasta with all veggies. And tell your server no thanks on the bread before the meal.
8- Dessert: Your new dessert choice is a bowl of fresh fruit. And if you're feeling frisky add some whip cream.
9- If you are boozing: Make a rule that you go one and one with a alcoholic drink and then a water. You can't order another alcoholic drink until you finish your glass of water. Staying hydrated and having FUN is what its all about. 10- At and last but not least...PARK FAR!: if you can thruster, do pull ups and double unders let all the non-CrossFitters park close and eat carbs to death.
If you have any other good tips or advice for the readers comments are encouraged.
Complete for time:
45 Squat Cleans (135/95)
45 Push-ups (hand release)
Posted by Chris.