Diet Tip #21: Ditch the Special Occasion Mentality

Eating out is no longer the once a month special occasion. According to the National Restaurant Association, people today eat out an average of six times per week – hardly a frequency considered special or on occasion. In the article Diet-conscious strategies, Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, lead nutritionist at Novo Nordisk Presents: Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes and author of Eat Out, Eat Right not only advises eating at home more often, she also recommends enjoying the relaxing qualities of eating out without using it as an excuse to overeat.