LADIES. You know exactly what I’m talking about.
You never eat at first then two months in it’s like you’ve both starved for five years and you need to order everything on the menu. Not to mention, guys usually eat so much more than we do.
& a guy wants a girl who can eat, right?
So there we are, ordering the burger and eating the fries. Sunday’s? Don’t get me started. DoorDash for the win. (If you haven’t, do it.)
It’s tough dating someone who can eat his meal, your meal, and four others in one sitting without looking bloated after.
The unfairness is realllll.
It’s all fun and games until you’re jeans won’t button.
Me and Bill go out to eat constantly. It’s one of our favorite things to do. If we aren’t actually out to eat at that moment, we are planning on where to go that night. I actually truly enjoy going out to eat with him because I love to be able to really sit down and talk about everything and take your time with your meal instead of rushing to eat dinner and do your laundry.
Date nights are my all time fav. BUT. They cause some serious indulging and bloating.
So how the ‘ef are we supposed to stay slim and fit in those skinny’s when we have boyfriends?
I used to be afraid to ask for something else instead of the fries because I felt needy and didn’t want to come off high maintenance. Totally way over that. I am high maintenance when it comes to this and I’ll own it alllll day long. SUBSTITUTE foods when you order. Just because the salmon comes with potatoes does not mean you need the potatoes! Rocket science shit. Speak up on the date, it isn’t a big deal. I always substitute with veggies. Now, I love fries. They’re probably my favorite food ever. Plain, good ‘ole salty fries. If you are IN NEED, get the sweet potato. Just make replacements.
+ have conversations during meals
Take your time and talk to him. Eating too fast causes huge digestion problems and there comes that bloated belly. Have conversations during meals – slowwwwww down. You’ll actually enjoy the meals better, too.
+ you don’t have to eat as much as he does
Who cares if he’s shoveling his meal down like it’s his last supper. Let him. The fun fact is – you don’t have to! Have self control, it’s one of the hardest things ever but if you don’t want the cupcake after, don’t have it. Stand your ground, you know?
+ share things
This is probably so annoying to most people, but it has made a huge difference for me. I share everything with Bill when we go out to eat. If we are just at a lunch, I’ll make sure I get a salad and he gets a meal so we can kind of pick at both. It’s so much better than ordering the salad with everything on it and then the meal after that. We kind of just pick at things if it’s a casual meal.
+ start cooking
It’s a super fun night in and it is huge on decreasing your eating. Look into healthy easy meals and start cooking together. I’m always looking up ways to make meals healthier than they are so you don’t have to cut out all foods. You can still eat good but make it better for you and it’s so much better than ordering food in, clearly.
+ get healthy snacks
This is key. If you guys are snackers and like to eat while watching tv or whatever, totally go for it. Just pay attention to your snacks. For ice cream we always do dairy-free or Halo Top now. I have replaced chips and dips in my house with sweet potato chips and black bean salsas or sweet potato salsa.. it’s bomb dot com.
+ have a cheat day!
Yup you read it right. Let’s be realistic. Me and Bill always pick one day, usually Sunday, where we can indulge if we want to. We stay clean all week, even if we go out to eat. We get up on Saturday’s and always go for walks and drink a ton of water. We’re always like “let’s be good today so we can eat a lot tomorrow.” It makes it more fun knowing we have a day coming up to sit on the couch and indulge in foods we don’t normally eat together.
You don’t have to completely stop having fun and eating when you’re together, promise. Just look for replacements and simpler ways to delete the bad ingredients you take in when you’re with each other and not paying attention. It’s so easy to do and you’ll see a huge difference in how you feel.
GOOD LUCK, STAY STRONG!