Eating out ticks a lot of my self-care boxes!
1. Ready, set, go!
There is always something fun about getting ready to go to a restaurant- with the music on blast, deliberating endlessly over outfits, and taking several photos. It just gets you right in the mood to eat some food. I believe that when you feel great, you look great and that’s what makes the food taste even greater. So, get your best pair of shoes on!
2. No dishes are my wishes
Making food at home is great as you can adjust the food to how you like it, but once you’re in a food coma, the stack of dishes in the kitchen is the last thing you want to do- especially when you don’t have a dishwasher! It’s one of the best feelings coming home from eating out to a clean house and ready to starfish the bed.
3. Social Butterfly
I find it so interesting going to restaurants with other people because it’s crazy what you can learn about your friends. You find out that your friend who’s been dieting for 6 months has broken it, you find out that another dislikes something controversial like potatoes (the best foods are made from potatoes; chips, crisps, mash, jacket potatoes, roasties, how can you not love them). Then, there is always the one who you find out that can’t handle spicy food. If you want to get to know your friends more, I definitely recommend eating out.
4. Most importantly, the FOOD!
The greatest thing about the whole eating out process is the food. The food is perfect, from the flavour combinations to the temperature of everything on your plate and it’s such a great way to try something new. The fantastic thing about it all is that I somehow manage to create some more stomach room for all three courses, ten sides, and about a trillion cocktails! I don’t know how science works for that one but I’m not complaining!