My Top 3 Rules For Dining Out

Dining OutA few months ago, my husband bought a book called “Younger Next Year”.

(The title alone is intriguing).

He took it along on our vacation to Hawaii this past June, and read it cover to cover.

Chapter 3 was titled “How’s Your Wife?”

What the authors were getting at was whether or not your spouse, or significant other was also on board with any lifestyle changes you might be contemplating.

To drive home their point, they were strongly recommending that your partner in life also read the book.

So I did!

Because really, when you think about it, change is hard enough – but if we don’t have the support of our loved ones, it can be that much harder, right?

The book focused mostly on exercise and lifestyle changes, taking an extensive look at the science behind human behavior.

(The authors, Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge M.D., have also written a companion book for women – “Younger Next Year for Women” – which you can be sure is next on my list).

Of course, I especially enjoyed the chapters on food!

Even though being gluten-free wasn’t part of the conversation, it didn’t matter.

That’s because the rules sometimes apply across the board – regardless.

And when it comes to eating sensibly, well, that’s something that most of us can benefit from. In any case, their advice for dining out was spot on, which is how I came up with my own, slightly altered version:

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An acquaintance of mine – whose true identity shall remain anonymous – swears that whenever she has fish in a restaurant she gets sick.

As it happens, the restaurant setting is the only place she will eat fish, or seafood, since she never prepares it herself, at home.

That I can understand.

I rarely cook fish at home, myself, only because other family members dislike the fishy smell that tends to permeate the house.

So, whenever I dine at a restaurant – fish or seafood is usually my go-to meal.

And I can honestly say, it never, ever makes me sick.

So here’s the thing.

If eating fish makes you ill every single time – regardless of the restaurant – maybe something else is brewing?

Maybe, just maybe, my friend gets sick because she simply can’t tolerate fish due to either a food allergy or sensitivity.

I’m guessing it has absolutely nothing to do with the restaurant.

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