This week’s SSS topic is all about dining out! As the summer of 2019 winds down to a close some may feel the need to really want to take advantage of the last moments of great weather (here in Sioux Falls at least:-) by dining out, hitting the patio or finding a great place to meet up with friends outside the safe and healthy place of your kitchen.
Again, my goal with the Summer Season Strategies is all about working with Summer NOT against it. So when you are dining out incorporate as many of these rules as possible…
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 more protein: Restaurants, in particular fast food places, 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 an 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 under’s don’t be that guy (or gal) that is in good shape circling the parking lot for 5-10 minutes waiting for a front row spot.
Wednesday’s Workout is…
A. Clean and Jerk
Every 2 minutes
B. For time:
Run = 1000m-800m-600m-400m-200m
Clean + Jerk = 10-8-6-4-2