Kamis, 10 Maret 2011

Know About Eating Out Healthily

Eating out has always been associated to unhealthy choice of eating. This is because restaurant food is typically prepared in a line, where the ingredients or cooking method will be the same one after another in their tastiest form. This means that if the cooking style or recipe is not a healthy choice, restaurant-goers will get exactly that. However, here are some ways to eat out healthily.

One of the things you should do is to pull yourself together and ask. If you know what exactly you want from your meal, make a request. If you want the chef to change the style of cooking from frying to grilling, make that request. If you want baked potatoes instead of fries, make that request. In the end you will know what is better for your health, and you are responsible for exactly that. Be polite when you make a request though. Make it a point that you have your health to watch.

When you order meals, do not order desserts until after your main meal. Sweet food can ruin your appetite for your meal if they come early. Plus, you should concentrate on finishing up the main meal before jumping into something else. Of course, it is advisable not to go for desserts, but if they come in the form of fruits, there is no harm there. Especially when it comes to desserts, people tend to think that they have to be something baked, icy or creamy. Remember that fruits also make great desserts, and a healthy one it is as well.

If you know that you are going to be eating at a place where the food portion is huge, consider sharing the portion with someone else. Do not overfeed yourself because it will only cause stomach discomfort and indigestion later on. And do not eat up out of politeness. Eat only what you can. However, if you do have anyone to share the meal with, request for a smaller portion. You can explain that you would rather not waste a meal. Restaurant food can be healthy so long you allow it to.

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