Dating brings a whole new gamut of events, meeting for dinner and drinks, and let’s face it, the wining and dining can take a toll on your resolutions to stay healthy. Of course, you want to make the most of this phase, and you want to be with him, devouring delectable starters, interesting main course dishes and decadent desserts. Instead of hitting the gym harder later, why not be informed about the choices you make from the beginning?
The idea is to swap the bar or pub for a lively coffee shop. The alcohol fills you with empty calories quickly, and not only that, you tend to much on fried and calorie-laden bitings while you drink. Not to mention since you start to loosen up and enjoy the evening, you increase your calorie intake massively with that one extra shot. Coffee, on the other hand, at least sans the cream, will not throw your diet askew.
Schedule a play date!
Board games are becoming increasingly popular, so go all out and sign up at a place where you feel like a child in a candy store! These places charge by the hour, offer a variety of choices for you to pick from, and have experts who even teach you how to play a particular games, depending on your likes and dislikes.
Impress your partner and burn calories at the same time. There’s no date like a dance date. If you want to mix and match, perhaps alternate your date ideas—you go drinking once, then sweat it off with ballroom dancing next.
This sounds like the most regular idea in the book, but it is also one that is extremely effective. You can control your use of calorie-rich ingredients when you cook, and control the portions as well. Not to mention, you can have a fun time rustling up the meal together.
Go for a show
Every once in a while, opt for an after-dinner movie, or a play, comedy show—anything that keeps you away from stuffed-crust pizzas and burgers with fries. It will not only be enjoyable but will also give you something to talk about after.