Eating Out

31 Jul 2017

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31 Jul 2017

Eating Out

Eating out is enjoyable and sociable. Provided you choose wisely you can still eat healthily.

Here are some tips to help:

1. Don’t go out starving hungry, you will tend to eat way too much

2. Choose dishes that are not fried or cooked in fat

3. Choose jacket potatoes rather than fries, or alternatively have a side salad

4. Choose high carbohydrate meals – rice or pasta.

5. Avoid rich and creamy sauces

6. Order salad/vegetables without dressings

7. Eat rolls etc without the butter

8. Avoid creamy desserts and cheeses

Here are some tips to help you choose what and where to eat:

Restaurant Good choices Not so good choices
Pizza Tomato and vegetable pizza toppings on a wholemeal base. Salami, mince, pepperoni and extra cheese toppings.
Hamburger Plain grilled hamburger, or flame-grilled chicken. Most burger’s, French fries, doughnuts and apple pie.
Indian Chicken Tikka, dahl and dry or vegetable curries. Plain rice, naan bread, tandoori chicken and mango. Meat or chicken dansak, korma or madras. Samosas and onion bhajis. Chapatti puri, or paratha made with fat.
Chinese Chicken, vegetable or prawn chop suey. Stir-fry vegetables, seafood or chicken. Plain rice and noodles. Duck dishes, sweet and sour pork, fried rice and noodles. Prawn crackers, fried noodles or rice.
French Grilled meat, poultry or fish. Cream sauces, buttered vegetables and pastry dishes.
Italian Pasta with tomato-based sauces or seafood sauces. Risotto, grilled chicken or fish. Tortellini with ricotta cheese. Pasta with cream or butter-based sauces. Spaghetti Bolognese or Carbonara. Zabaglione.
Steak Grilled steak, salad and jacket potato. Fruit. Breaded or fried fish, garlic mushrooms and garlic bread. Also scampi, puddings.
Mexican Bean burrito. Tortillas with beans or vegetables. Bean tostada and salad. Anything with a chilli-beef filling. Tortilla chips. Anything deep fried.

Please Note: The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise program.