9 Tips for healthy eating at resteraunts

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9 Tips for healthy eating at resteraunts

  1. 1. ==== ====For Incredible Fat Loss Tips and Products Check This Out!www.getweightlifting.com==== ====We all love fast food, but unfortunately eating at fast-food restaurants can be our greatest downfallwhen trying to lose weight and live a healthy life. Does that mean we have to give up the burgersforever if we are to stand anychance of sticking to our healthy eating plan? Not necessarily - there are ways in which you canstill enjoy your favourite fast foods as long as you keep the following sensible dieting tips in mind:1. Read the menu carefully and make your selection with consideration. Pay attention to thedescriptions on the menu. Dishes that are labelled deep-fried,pan-fried, basted, breaded, battered,crispy, scalloped, alfredo, au gratin or in cream sauce should be avoided as they are very likely tobe high in calories, unhealthy fats and salt. Choose leaner meats and items with more vegetables.2. When choosing off the menu, be aware that salads are often dressed with high fat or highcalorie dressings. Ask for your food without mayonnaise or dressing you can always add a littleyourself if you need to, that way you are in control of how much you put on. Most restaurants willhappily give you a sachet or small dish separately.3. Watch your portion size. Choose a smaller portion size and order a side salad instead of fries -never supersize anything. A lot of fast food restaurants serve much larger portions than you reallyneed, so why not share with a friend. Make sure that when you feel full, you stop eating.4. Eat mindfully. Give your full attention to what you are eating and savour each bite. Chew eachmouthful thoroughly and avoid eating on the run. This will help you to recognise when you are full,make you more relaxed so that you digest better and will make you feel more satisfied.5. Avoid buffets. You are more likely to overeat in order to get your moneys worth. Even saladbuffets are often laden with hidden calories in the dressings. If you do choose a buffet, opt forsalads with olive oil and vinegar or low-fat dressings, steamed vegetables and grilled meats.Resist the temptation to go back for seconds.6. Do not add salt to your food. Most fast food restaurant food tends to be high in sodium, which isa major contributor to high blood pressure, so you do not need any extra.7. Drink water with your meal. Soda is a very big source of hidden calories. A large cola cancontain over 400 calories and has no nutritional value at all. Try adding a slice of lemon to yourwater or ordering unsweetened iced tea.8. Do not be afraid to special order. Some of the items on the menu would be reasonably healthy ifthey were prepared in a different way. Ask for your vegetables and main courses to be served
  2. 2. without the sauces. Ask for olive oil and vinegar to put on your salad or order your dressing to beserved on the side so that you can add a little yourself.If your food is fried or cooked in butter or oilask if you can have it grilled (broiled) or steamed.9. Always keep the big picture in mind. If you know you are going to be eating out and do not wantto miss out on your favourite meal, make sure that you plan ahead and make what you eat for therest of the day extra healthy, this will help you to relax more and enjoy what you choose.Remember that moderation is always the key.By following these sensible dieting tips you will find that it is possible to stick to healthy eating atfast food restaurants. You do not have to give up all of your favourite foods as long as you alwayskeep in mind what goals you are trying to achieve and modify what you eat in order to carry onlosing weight.For sensible advice on losing weight naturally and making healthy choices, visithttp://sensibleslimming.com. You can also download a free booklet entitled "Top Tips for SensibleSlimming".Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Gill_Chandler==== ====For Incredible Fat Loss Tips and Products Check This Out!www.getweightlifting.com==== ====

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