Dear Fellow Business Traveler,
Thank you to one of our readers, Chris Duke, for providing the idea and
inspiration for this month's newsletter: 10 Tips for Dining Out.
Chris and his wife Debbie are the owners of Anna's Gourmet Goodies, a
Raleigh-based bakery that uses only the finest ingredients. Chris and
Debbie have recently launched a line of gift-wrapped cheesecakes that
make fabulous gifts for customers, employees, or vendors.
If you're wondering about the irony of a cheesecake vendor providing
the idea for a health and fitness column, you should know that both
Chris and Debbie are models of fitness and moderation, rising each
morning to practice yoga before work and somehow avoiding over
indulging in the many sweets that are always to be found in their
kitchen. They are models for us all!
Visit Anna's at www.annasgourmetgoodies.com.
To Your Health,
Customer Service, Healthy
10 Tips for Dining Out
When you're traveling for business, you are often at the mercy of
others-your boss, your clients, the airlines. You may not even have a
choice about where you eat. You can, however, take control over what
Here are 10 easy tips to remember when dining out.
..:: 1. Ask if the
restaurant has half portions or lunch- size portions.
..:: 2. Order a
to-go box with your meal. When the meal arrives, put half of it into
the box right away.
..:: 3. Indulge in
dessert, but ask to see the dessert tray so that you can see the
portion sizes before ordering.
..:: 4. Ask the
waiter to split one dessert between everyone at the table.
Watch for Hidden Calories
..:: 5. When the
waiter brings the breadbasket, move it to the other end of the table or
get rid of it altogether.
..:: 6. Ask to have
your meal (including vegetables) prepared without butter or oil.
..:: 7. Ask for
sauces and dressings to be served on the side.
..:: 8. Substitute
steamed vegetables for rice, potatoes, or pasta.
..:: 9. Avoid
alcohol. For a festive alternative, try cranberry juice with diet
ginger ale or Sprite.
..:: 10. Use
artificial sweetener in your coffee, and ask for skim milk rather than
your boss might dictate your travel schedule, but you are in control of
what goes into your body!
Fit Travel News
..:: Read more tips
for healthy dining
from the National Restaurant Association.
..:: Eating Chinese
take-out while you finish that big presentation? Read
tips from About.com for healthy take-out.
..:: Read healthy
dining tips from InteliHealth.