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8 Foods To Stay Away From On A First Date

As the expression goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”This is especially true when you’re going on a first date with a studly gentleman. Your outfit isn’t the only thing you should be mindful of, you should also pay close attention to the foods you eat while you’re out with the guy. We aren’t just talking about carbs and calories, we’re referring to the state of your stomach and breath afterward. If you want the date to be a success, you don’t want to eat anything that will cause bloating or horrible breath. So as you are looking at the menu, here are 8 foods you should definitely avoid.


Whether your date is a vampire or not, garlic is an ingredient that is guaranteed to kill any shot at a second date. Unfortunately, it is found in so many dishes, especially in popular Italian sauces and even salad dressings. Your best bet is to opt for oil, vinegar, and even lemon juice for your sandwiches and salads. Lemon juice combats bad breath and all of these choices help ensure you don’t feel bloated afterward.

Raw onions

This is another item that is guaranteed to give you bad breath, and not even the best peppermint gum will be enough to mask the scent. Yes, onions are one of the most healthy things you can eat, especially since they contain a lot of nutrients that help detoxify the body. And they feature prominently on the menu whether you’re ordering a salad, hamburger, or tacos, so it’s best to ask them to hold the onions.

Beans and legumes

Beans and legumes are packed with protein and starch, and as a result, they digest slowly. We understand avoiding them could be a challenge if you’re a vegan or vegetarian since so many of the best meat-free dishes contain them. And even if you aren’t, it’s hard to pass on things like tofu and refried beans. But remember, you don’t want to get all gassy and bloated while trying to impress the guy!