Night Out, Stomach In

Pick Your Entrée, Then Your Outfit

Before you even get ready for dinner, hop online, do a quick web search for the restaurant menu, and scope out the healthiest options for each course. Commit yourself to a few meal choices and tell yourself that you’re not going to change your mind before the plates are on the table—no matter what.  Best-case scenario: Determine your entire order in advance, and don’t even open the menu when you arrive at the restaurant. Try to tune out your fellow diners’ chitchat about their fattening meal choices, too. This will ensure that you aren’t tempted by any less healthy (but, perhaps, intriguing) food options, which you already know will be more work than they’re worth.