If you are like the majority of Americans, you resolved to make this the year that you will eat better, get healthy and perhaps lose a few pounds. But did you ever consider how a few additions to your luxury outdoor living space may help you achieve those goals? Take a moment and read through this article for fresh ideas on how you can eat healthier in 2018 with outdoor dining.
Dine Al Fresco
Our first suggestion is for you enjoy outdoor dining as much as possible. With our mild San Diego winter, it is quite easy to find at least one or two nights a week when it makes sense to skip the dining room and take your dinner plate outside. Simply eating outdoors helps you to reduce stress levels, enjoy the food on your plate more and aid digestion.
Of course, when you eat outdoors, it’s important to be comfortable. One way to accomplish this is to add a portable outdoor heater to your backyard or patio. These compact units use a standard five-gallon propane tank to fuel up to 10 hours of clean and draft-free circle of ambient heat. Propane heaters move with you, so you can stay toasty and cozy anywhere in your outdoor space.
Cook Your Own Food
Perhaps the easiest way to eat “clean” and lose a few pounds in the process is by preparing your own food at home. When you eat out – even at an upscale establishment – you can’t control what is in your meal.
You don’t have to make anything fancy to eat well when outdoor dining. Choose a lean protein, load up on vegetables and opt for complex carbs on the side. One easy way to accomplish a simple but healthy meal like this is to make kabobs marinated in an herb-flavored sauce. And cooking your kabobs couldn’t be easier when you have a fire table or fire pit in the backyard. Accessorize it with a cooking kit and you’ve got the perfect place to relax outdoors, as well as the perfect place to cook a fresh, healthy meal.
Be Mindful of Your Meals when Outdoors Dining
Finally, your healthy New Year’s resolutions will be easier to keep if you simply focus on being more mindful of what you eat. This is perhaps easier than you might think, as long as you properly set the stage. Put together a dining area in your luxury outdoor living space that invites you to sit and stay for a while. Sink into seats with deep cushions arranged around a beautifully designed fire table or fire pit. Enjoy an adult beverage while you wait for your healthy kabobs to cook, then take your time eating, savoring each bite. At the end of the meal, cleanup is quick and easy, which allows you to spend more time being mesmerized by the gas flames and basking in their warmth. Mindful eating = healthy dining.
Now is the Time to Make Healthy Changes
When it comes to achieving your New Year’s resolutions, there is no time like the present to get started. Call or come into our showroom so you can find the cooking fire pit, propane heater and accessory kit that will make it simple to eat better through outdoor dining now and throughout the entire year.