This time of year it’s so easy to overeat and gain weight, especially when you’re out shopping. The lure of the food court is so dangerous. But there are ways you can avoid getting sucked into the fat-laden warp hole that is the mall food court. Here are some tips to help you get through.
To help ensure your retail experience doesn’t derail your diet, use our food court survival skills to help you find the best calorie bargains and know that it takes 5 hours of shopping to burn off the calories of one Cinnabon!
Most food courts are filled with fat- and calorie-rich options like meaty pasta dishes, delisandwiches piled sky-high with meats and cheese, burgers and French fries and ginormous doughy, gooey CinnaBOMBS smothered in cream cheese frosting. They’re the sweet smell of excess.
My solution has generally been to avoid food courts at all cost but that’s not always possible or practical. In those instances when I must eat when I’m shopping, here’s how I navigate the menus to make the most of my choices.
Food Court Survival Guide
- Eat breakfast. A filling breakfast of oatmeal, whole grain cereal or eggs with give you energy to shop while keeping your appetite in check.