Web Content Viewer (JSR 286) - Healthy Weight

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Woman eating salad and having a glass of water poured at a restaurant.Eating is not just about getting the energy and nutrients your body needs to survive. It’s also about sharing food – and time – with your family and friends. It’s about making meal times a social event. 

Eating out does not have to involve eating unhealthy (junk) food – you just need to make smart dining choices. So don’t feel that you can’t go out if you’re watching what you eat. Remember: your path towards a healthy weight may be a long one and you need to enjoy yourself along the way.

To eat healthily when you leave the house:

  • Choose grilled, baked or stir-fried menu options
  • Order entrée size or ask for a smaller serve
  • Go for lean meat, chicken, fresh fish or other seafood, or a vegetable dish
  • Avoid buttering the bread before your meal
  • Avoid deep-fried foods
  • Ask the waiter about hidden ingredients – for example, what’s in the dressing or sauce?
  • Ask for sauces or dressings in a separate dish so you can control how much you add
  • See if it’s possible to get a vegetable or tomato-based sauce instead of a creamy one
  • Choose vegetables or salad over chips
  • If you really want dessert, share it with a friend
  • Ask for a chilled bottle of tap water and drink it while you eat
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, only have one glass, or alternate with glasses of water.

 

 

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