Eating out is an experience in itself especially if you know which restaurant to go to. Some people consider wining and dining outside too expensive and unhealthy due to the excessive use of oil and salt. You must think of ways of curbing your bad food habits while enjoying a delectable meal outside. Here are some ideas for eating healthy when you are dining at an outside establishment:
Think of your beverage choices
Walking into an expensive restaurant and avoiding a drink is entirely not an option at times. Think of the choices available on the restaurant menu and ask the waiter for fat free or low fat options. You can have drinks with less sugar and opt for low alcoholic content in liquor beverages. Do not feel pressurized to have drinks that your friends are having if it’s not for you.
Get a variety of meal options
You must ask for whole wheat breads if you are considering a sandwich or you can even start your meal with a veggie side dish, to help you curb your hunger and your wallet too. Salad dressings are heavy if you eat it all at once as they have many calories too. You can ask the waiter for the dressing on the side and slowly dab some on to your plate. Think of vegetables as a mini treat to your body and enjoy your fancy meal at any of the restaurants at Crown.
Vegetables are the food of the soul. They are healthy and delicious if cooked right so do not stray away from a bowl of veges for breakfast, dinner or lunch. You can opt for kebabs with a side dish of vegetables that are stir fried or pasta with a vegetable medley. Vegetables are great when eaten raw so do not be afraid to try raw vegetables tossed in with some vinaigrette.
Think of food in terms of steamed, grilled or boiled!
Steamed, grilled or boiled meals are hundred times better than fried dishes. Many seafood restaurant in Melbourne offer healthy meal options. You must watch out for your portion size too. Choose a small to medium sized portion whether it is a main dish, or side dish. Think of food in terms of the a la carte menu and not in terms of buffet as it means eating more. Buffets can fill you up and make you eat unwanted fatty food items too. You must order an appetizer or a side dish in place of an entrée. If the food is high in calories share it with a friend. If you have the option of taking the food home take it in a small bag and if you get food delivered home store half off it away.
Remember to add fruits to your desserts and little butter to your food. You must avoid long heavy calorie foods too. You can curb hunger by having some unsalted nuts that are high in protein!