Not being able to prepare for one’s own meals at home should not excuse anybody not to eat nutritious foods. Eating out is always almost tempting. What with barbecue at the neighbor’s place and clients to entertain, eating out healthy comes very rare these days. For this matter, we provide you 4 ways to keep your food healthy when eating out. Even when you are not adhering to Abs Diet, the following guidelines shall also prove to be helpful.
1. Have a pre-loved food or meal. A few hours before eating out at a restaurant, eat a small snack like a tuna sandwich, protein shake, oatmeal, or even a large meal. This method prevents you from feasting on forbidden foods at the restaurant. It is also helpful in keeping one’s blood sugar from rising.
2. Know the nature of foods and their ingredients. Before deciding on which dish to order, try asking how such dishes are prepared. While chicken may be great, certain manners of cooking may pose threats to your weight. An example of an unhealthy chicken dish is chicken parmesan which is breaded and fried before it is finally baked. Avoid selecting foods that have sauces containing more sodium than how much you should have in a week. Sauce must be ordered on the side to control the quantity.
3. When you are doubtful, be safe by choosing salad. There are delectable and healthy salads containing grilled chicken, fish, vegetables, or shrimp. Ensure that the cheese, bacon bits, and croutons are limited. Equally important is the avoidance of sliced meats for most of them are highly processed, unless there is an option for a freshly-baked turkey breast sliced off the bone. Emphasis is also placed on choosing the salad dressing and allowing your fork to dip into it every few bites.
4. Indulge in desserts. Do not spoil the moment by skipping sweets. Order either a cup of coffee or a sherbet.