According to the food experts, you should drink two glasses of water just before a meal to sate hunger and never enter a restaurant ravenous as this can lead to overeating.
Also, snacking on a small portion of protein such as a hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts about 30 minutes before a meal to take the sting out of the hunger.
A beginner guide to healthy eating out
1. Google the menu first.
2. Never enter a restaurant ravenous.
3. Drink two glasses of water just before your meal.
4. Practice mindfulness.
5. Add protein to side salads.
6. Don’t hold back – disclose dietary requirements.
7. Decipher the ingredients.
8. Bring healthy options to dinner parties.
9. Prioritise balance.
10. Put food second.
For those on a strict calorie-diet plan, ordering a side salad with a serving of lean protein like chicken or ordering two small entrees to pick at instead of a more decadent main.
You should be clear about any dietary requirements and try to choose restaurants that use simple, wholefood ingredients.
This way you know generally what you are eating.
Cuisines with heavy creams and sauces generally mean loads of unwanted calories.
In regards to alcohol, you can order a gin or vodka mixed with soda water, which both contain just 83 calories per glass.
And wine lovers can save half their usual intake by switching to champagne.
A glass of red or white contains an average of 160 calories while a flute of bubbles has just 77 calories.
Other slimline choices include a 60-calorie shot of tequila.
However, the real danger lies in alcohol filled with sugary additives such as spirits mixed with soft drinks and the worst offender of all: cocktails.
But there’s one fruity exception: an Aperol Spritz, which contains just 125 calories per glass and is a better choice than wine.
Alcohol is a way of life for many and it’s important to be realistic.
Match each alcoholic drink with a glass of water…being hydrated will also help minimise the craving for hangover food the next day.
To keep your weight and overall health in check, you should abstain from alcohol 4-5 nights a week.
Staying sober the majority of the time allows your liver to rest and prevents fluid retention which is linked to regular drinking.
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