Many people consider eating out at restaurants to be unhealthy. But if you choose the right menu and have the right eating approach, then you can eat healthily even in restaurants. Here are some tips you can follow.
Make the proper choice
It is better to go to fancier restaurants, as you will be eating less for the high price. You should try to avoid standard Italian or American restaurants as they have very high protein and carb contents. Your plate should ideally contain 50 percent vegetables, 25 percent grains and 25 percent protein. It is better to eat Thai, Japanese, Greek or Indian food as they have more non-fried options.
Learn the food language
You should scan the menu for words like ‘pan-fried’, ‘crispy’, ‘dipped’, ‘gratin’, etc. There are lots of sodium and fat in those menus. You should order things that are green and contains words like ‘grilled’, ‘steamed’ or ‘baked’.
Know the cuts
If you are craving for meat then you should choose leaner cuts of meat. You can also go for chicken breast-based dishes instead of one with chicken thighs. You can also choose skinless breasts.
Know how the food is prepared
You should ask questions to the waiter to find out how the food is prepared. You can ask about the content of butter or oil in the food.
If you follow this advice, you can have a healthy meal even at restaurants. So, if you love eating out, you won’t have to worry about the calories anymore.