help me order myself to order right!
August 4, 2011 12:28 PM Subscribe
How can I trick myself into ordering food at a restaurant that is within my diet plan?
posted by dawkins_7 to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I need to lose weight and I have researched and decided that the plan I can probably do most easily is low(er) carb. I have been fairly successful with it when I prepare my own meals but when I go out to eat, I have such trouble making myself order the low carb option. It should be easy enough to order a salad with chicken on it or some sort of meat and veggies but for some reason, I always convince myself that it'll be ok to have the bacon, lettuce, and lobster flatbread instead (just as a possible true life example from today's lunch).
I need some good ways to trick or convince myself to do this. I know it's silly but I think something could work if I could figure out the right thing to do. So far I was thinking of these options:
- tell myself that if I order something "good" right now then I can have something "bad" at the next meal (and then repeat, repeat, repeat).
- have someone else order for me
- don't even look at the menu and just ask the waiter to bring me a salad with chicken on it.
Let me hear whatever tricks you use to keep yourself on your diet plan. Thanks!