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Healthy Eating While Dining Out

Healthy Eating While Dining Out

...  meal when they’re still on your plate. Limit Sauces and Dressings You may feel that ordering an entree salad is a healthy eating choice, but sometimes restaurants drench their salads in high calorie dressings. Ordering your dressing on the side allows you to choose how much you’re going to use. This can apply to any sauces that may come on your meats or vegetables as well. Using a limited amount still gives you the delicious flavour while reducing the amount of calories you’re consuming. Portion Control By ordering a half order of your favourite meals, you’re cutting the calories in half. When you feel full, stop eating and ask your server to take your plate away to prevent you from picking at it while everyone else finishes their meal. If you really feel that you just can’t waste what’s left, take it to go and eat it for lunch the next day. Choose the Right Location When deciding where to dine, research what is available on the menus of a few restaurant choices in ...

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Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Healthy Eating

Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Healthy Eating

...  Alternative In the grocery store, go for the plain popcorn instead of the super drenched movie theater butter flavor. At a restaurant, substitute your fries for a salad or change your carb loaded potatoes to a lighter vegetable. For breads and pastas, give the whole wheat types a try. Even when you just have to have your chocolate fix, try one of the darker types of chocolate that contain less sugar. Whatever you’re choosing to eat, take a moment to consider what a healthier option would be. Portion Control Limiting how much you eat is one of the most important tips for healthy eating. Some people can’t bear to give up their favourite foods, but cutting your portions in half still allows you to enjoy what you love with half the guilt. Getting the “100 calorie” packages of the chips and chocolates you can’t live with out will remind you how much you’re consuming so you know to stop when the package is empty. Alcohol and Those Extra Calories When you’re going to a social ...

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