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Eating Out on a Diet, Following a Weight Loss or Slimming Plan
How about Eating Out on a Diet, Following a Weight Loss or Slimming Plan?
Dieting is easier sometimes than others. But, one of the most difficult times for many dieters is having to go for dinner with friends, who are not dieting. Even if they understand and want to help you, it can be a big test. Of course, if you slightly overdo it once a month, then just be good for the other days and no harm should be done.
But, if you have to eat out regularly, maybe for work, meeting, business dinners etc, then if you are trying to lose weight, you will need to be sensible when ordering. Avoid fatty meals, heavy sauces, pastry laden desserts, white bread, and too much alcohol and instead be smart when you order and think of your target weight. Also, avoid fried food and go for steamed, baked (without or with little oil), boiled or grilled fish and lean meat. Stay away from red meat as much as possible and go for chicken or turkey breast. Donít eat too many sauces, as they are usually calorie laden. Drink water instead or diet pop and donít go for the biggest possible serving.
Depending on where you eat, they may even have a light, or diet friendly menu, Maybe the chef will be happy to make a low fat sauce for you or offer you a special low calorie meal, which is also nutritious.
Ask for healthy options like no butter on the veggies, salad dressings on the side, most places are happy to help.
Order a salad as a starter and skip dessert. Make sure that you have a meal that has a lot of vegetables, cooked in a healthy way, with it.
Asian food is in general very healthy, but like all food, too much of a good thing can be bad. If you go to an Asian restaurant, try one of their healthy soups. But, beware of coconut milk, as it is great in moderation, but not in every meal. Try a healthy vegetable, chicken, fish r seafood stir fry as your main course. As it will probably come with either white rice or noodles, think that they are both fairly high on the Glycaemic Index. Avoid heavy, cream and coconut oil laden curries, they probably contain more calories than you think. Donít go for the egg fried rice, but steamed rice, steamed dumplings are an option occasionally, but again, remember they are probably made with white flour and not wholemeal.
Indian food is great, as we all know, but can also be calorie bombs, as a lot of it is cooked in ghee, clarified butter, which is not exactly diet friendly. If you go for Indian food when youíre on a diet, then try tandoori, tika or other grilled menus. These often come with a cucumber salad, a green salad and steamed rice. Try and avoid the tasty, but calorie laden curries, if you are going to eat Indian food a lot. But, if itís just occasionally, then treat yourself.
Italian food can be eaten, but like all things in moderation. Avoid pizza, as it is really full of calories, unless you are going to share a small one with a friend, have a salad with it and not make a habit of it. Donít got for the think or cheese filled crust, but choose as thin a crust as possible. If you eat pasta, then have a vegetable or tomato based sauce and add a teaspoon of parmesan. But, avoid creamy sauces like carbonara, as they contain a lots of calories. If you make them at home you can use skimmed milk, but of course in most restaurants theyíll use whole milk. You can of course ask if they have a low calorie version available, but most chefs wonít have to make anything special for you. Again, this depends on the restaurant and the chef. Enjoy a salad, Italian style.
Greek food can be very healthy, as like the other countries on the Med, their diet is renowned for being a great anti aging diet. But, of course you have to make sure that you choose the right food, if you are on a diet. If you want to lose weight, then make sure that you avoid fried Greek dishes and go more for grilled specialities, lean meat, fish, vegetables and salad.
Japanese food and sushi is becoming moirť and more popular. The portions are usually nice and small, which are good if you are on a diet. But still, most meals contain white rice or noodles and as we know, these are considered to be bad carbs. So, again, eat in moderation.
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