I have been doing the zone diet to balance things out during the winter months and focus my attention during the holiday season. If you are having a hard time with the cold weather and lack of sun, then you might consider doing this for yourself as well. Doing a new workout plan or eating regiem during the cold months helps you control what your eating and gives you a new goal to focus on. Here is some insight into the zones weekly motivational newsletters.
Zone Rules for Dining Out
Never eat the rolls. If you’re going to eat carbohydrates, save it for dessert.
Always choose a low-fat protein entrée and ask to replace any starches or grains with extra vegetables.
While waiting for dinner, have a glass of water.
If the low-fat protein you order is significantly greater than the size of your palm, take the excess home.
Determine whether the carbohydrates on your plate are favorable or unfavorable. If you’re eating favorable carbohydrates, have double the volume of carbohydrates compared to the protein portion.
If dining out is not complete without dessert, then don’t eat any carbohydrates during the meal. Order whatever you want for dessert, but eat only half.
These are pretty resonable tips. They don’t restrict you but they keep your focus on controlling the amount of carbs you are getting and from where. If you like the advice then check out their site for a free “quick start” plan to get you going!