Eating right is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, but it does not mean you have to sacrifice going out to eat. That means you must learn to discipline the way you eat and what you specifically choose to eat. It is customary to throw some thoughts on healthy food out the window when we are given the opportunity to eat at a favorite restaurant, and sensible eating is replaced by the pleasure. Sticking to healthy eating does not have to be so painstaking that you choose to avoid eating out at restaurants. Read on to learn more
Choose a restaurant that has a proven reputation for preparing healthy food. This will help you take the guess work out of choosing what to eat from the menu.
Choose a dining time which is not extremely late at night. Eat dinner late does not allow time to burn off some of those extra calories you have indulged in.
Drink water instead of carbonated beverages. Water also aids in healthy digestion of food you eat.
Choose to have a glass of wine as opposed to beer or other alcoholic beverages which may be higher in calories.
Stay away starters. Instead, choose a non-creamy soup or salad. Salads are a great way to fill your stomach with healthy nutritious food, but avoid adding salad dressing and use lemon juice to give the salad a little zing of flavor.
Ask for whole grain breads and rolls or to be used in bread basket that can accompany your meal. Eat serving of bread without butter. Whole grain bread is healthier, while butter is extra calories you may choose to limit and avoid.
Select Entra © es consisting of grilled, baked or grilled foods. Deep fried foods or foods that are breaded and battered will contain more calories. Fish and Poultry is good healthy choices. Entra © es containing pasta should be selected when they are made from whole grains or vegetables such as wheat pasta or spinach pasta. For stuffed pasta like ravioli, stick with vegetable fillings and no cheese fillings.
Avoid food choices with rich creamy sauces. Creamy sauces will be higher in calories and fat.
Add healthy vegetables for the sides to Entra © e, and baked or fried potatoes or rice instead of fries.
Have sauces as mayonnaise, tartar sauce and other cream dressings or sauces compliments to be placed in a cup on the side of your dish. This will allow you to ration the use of sauces that can be more fattening.
Share your dessert. It’s okay to sneak in a little sweet joy at the end of a good meal. But when election as sorbet or fresh fruit are part of the dessert menu, you can safely choose one of the fine end of the meal compliments and not feel guilty. However, sometimes that tempting chocolate cake just seem to have your name on it, then share it with another member of your dining party
Tips and Warnings
do not force yourself to eat everything on your plate. It’s definitely okay to eat half of the food and take the rest home in a doggy bag.