miércoles, 26 de junio de 2013

How to lose weight eating out

If you have to eat out frecuently, you can still go on a low-calorie and healthy diet, you just have to follow these tips to learn how to choose wisely:
  • Ask for less oil. When you ask for a grilled meat or fish, It´s very common that the cook adds some oil on it after It´s cooked, so keep this in mind and ask the waiter not to add any extra oil or butter.
  • Order steamed, grilled, or broiled dishes instead of those that are fried or sautéed.
  • Choose main dishes that include vegetables
  • Ask for the salad dressing to be served on the side. Try to add as little as possible.
  • Choose the smallest portion. You can order child-size meals. This includes main dishes, beverages (if they have calories) and side dishes, unless they are mainly vegetables with little fat, because in that case you should choose the biggest portion.
  • Avoid “all-you-can-eat” buffets
  • Drink water instead of sodas or alcoholic drinks. Drink a glass of water before you start eating to make you feel full sooner.
  • Remove the skin from meat and poultry dishes.
  • Don´t choose dishes cooked with coconut milk or cream. Apart from being very fattening, coconut´s fat is very saturated and unhealthy for your heart.
  • Choose boiled rice over fried or flavoured rice.
  • It´s ok to go to fast food restaurants sometimes, but not everyday: 
    • If you go, you can ask for a plain hamburger or a grilled chicken sandwich. You can have it with lettuce, onion, tomatoes, princkes, and the only sauces you should choose are ketchup and mustard, but don´t add mayonaise or other sauces like garlic sauce.  
    • For side dish have a salad (without croutons or sauce) instead of fries.
    • If you are having pizza, order the thinnest crust. Try to eat only one or two slices. Top with veggies instead of meat. Accompany the pizza with a salad to make you feel more satisfied.
    • Have a small bag or a handful of baked chips (like Cassava) or pretzels instead of regular chips.
Do some workout that day to make it up, you will feel much less guilty about whatever treat you are indulging in ;)

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