HEALTHY DINING OUT TIPS!
By Nutrition Expert
Monday, January 31, 2011.
Eating away from home does not have to spell disaster to your waistline, you just need to make clever, informed choices and with our tips you can easily achieve this.
Close to half of all adults in the UK eat out at least once a day so if you are part of this statistic it is important that you make educated decisions about where and what you eat. Whether you're being wined and dined or having a quick bite in the local take away, keep in mind the following guidelines and you will never need to feel those 'pangs' of guilt again:
• Firstly don't starve yourself if you are going out for dinner in the evening. Have a light breakfast and lunch and eat a small snack 1-2 hours before going for the meal. If you do not eat during the day you will be more likely to overeat at dinner and you may be so hungry that you are unable to savour the delicious food you have just been served.
• Order a salad as it will help to fill you up and can bump up the dietary fibre intake of your meal.
• Ask for salad dressing or sauces to be served on the side. By requesting this you can control how much you want on your food, instead of having excessive amounts that will add unwanted calories to the dish.