Here are some of my top tips for eating out and staying on track:
- Check the ProPoints values of what’s on offer before you eat out and make wise decisions. Plan this into your budget, order first so you aren't swayed by other peoples choices and you will see a good result at the scales. The Weight Watchers site has plenty of information about what foods have low points but you can also use an Eating Out guide (I keep a copy in my handbag) or you can use the app if your meal out is unplanned and want to know the ProPoints in a hurry.
- If you think you are be in danger of going over your daily ProPoints budget you could have a light lunch, maybe a zero point vegetable soup or do some exercise to earn activity points.
- Don’t eat the bread/olives/popadoms before
the main course arrives – they’re just extra calories that you don’t
- Don’t be afraid to tell the
waiter or waitress that you would like your vegetables served without butter
or your salad without dressing. Restaurant should be able to
adapt meals to your requirements.
Remember, if you are following the Weight Watchers plan then you have a weekly ProPoints budget of 49 so stop worrying, blow the lot on cocktails and enjoy yourself ;)