Can Eating Out Be Healthy? Of Course It Can!

If you follow my blog, then you may be aware that I’m currently on a health kick. Like a lot of women, I believe that my body should be healthy, and so I’m doing everything that I can to ensure that it is in the best shape possible. Of course, the downside to dieting is that you can’t eat all of your favourite foods. Well, you can, but just not as much of them.

You have to be careful of what you’re eating and ensure that you always opt for the healthiest choice. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that this means you can’t eat out – that’s not true at all. Of course, it depends on the diet that you’re following. But if like me you’re On Slimming World, or a similar diet plan, eating out shouldn’t be a problem. 

Want to know how you can eat out and still be healthy? Keep reading for all the best tips and tricks. 

Look at the menu online


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It’s a good idea that before you go out for dinner, you look at the menu online. Most eateries, such as Boadicea Bar Restaurant, for example, offer a range of healthy foods . Have a browse of the menu and look out for the healthiest options – grilled meats, salads, vegetable-based meals, etc. By knowing what your options are before you go, you won’t need to stress that there won’t be anything healthy on offer.

Order First


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You’ve picked a healthy chicken and avocado salad, only to then hear your friend ordering a delicious sounding burger and chips. This can easily be enough to change your mind about what you want to order and leave you with a meal that’s packed full of unnecessary calories. Your best option is to order first, that way you won’t be swayed by what other’s are ordering.

Ask questions


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Don’t just select a dish because it sounds healthy, ask questions about it. Don’t be embarrassed to ask what’s in the dish you’ve chosen, as well as how it’s cookedFinding out what is put into the salad you’re ordering or how the baked fish is prepared, will give you an idea of whether it’s actually healthy. All it takes to make a healthy sounding dish unhealthy is a high-calorie dressing or being cooked in high amounts of oil or butter. That’s why it’s always best to ask for the details so that you can ensure you’re making the right choice.

Steer clear of appetisers

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Those olives might look harmless, but when you end up munching a lot of them, you’re consuming calories you don’t need. That basket of bread or bowl of crisps and salsa may look delicious, but trust me, it’s best to steer clear. If you want to ensure that you stay on track with your weight loss, it’s best to save your appetite for your main meal.

Hopefully, these tips will ensure that when you next eat out, you’re not stressing about your diet.



  1. Stephanie Hartley
    May 3, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    These are so useful! Every time I eat out my diet goes totally down the pan and I end up seriously over-eating and choosing the worst thing I can. Ordering first is something I really hadn't thought of! Another thing I might start doing is having a healthy before going out so I'm not ravenous by time I get there and ready to eat everything in sight hahaSteph –

  2. March 24, 2020 / 11:58 am

    Awesome blog! I really love reading articles like this. Thank you so much for posting!

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