6 Important Tips for Staying Fit & Healthy!
Many of you may be traveling this summer which means eating out more often and perhaps even going to unfamiliar and more exotic restaurants. There are many places to chose from, but before you order your next big meal, please be mindful of these six Eating Out Tips
Bread and Chips
Problem: Are you the kind of person who eats all the bread and chips basket that restaurants offer for free?
Solution: Ask the waiter to take away the basket before you start grabbing on your first bun or even better tell the waiter no bread before you sit down to avoid all level of temptations.
Problem: Most restaurants world-wide serve iced water on the table the moment you sit down. Did you know that iced water can slow down your digestive process causing malabsorption and swollen feet?
Solution: Ask the waiter for room temperature water and drink in small sips during your meal.
What's In It?
Problem: Does the menu often intimidate you with fancy labels and exotic names? You will be amazed at how many ingredients are added to your food from sugar, flours, spices to chemicals. These substances enhance the taste, but they do not improve your waistline or psoriasis.
Solution: We do not want any surprises in our meals. Do not be shy to ask the waiter what does a particular dish contains before you order it.
Problem: Fried foods can promote chronic inflammation, the hydrogenated and oxidized fat are not healthy for you.
Solution: Choose meat or fish and have them grilled it or steamed it for you. Order vegetables or a salad as a companion instead of something fried and ask for the dressing on the side.
Problem: A sauce over a “grilled meat” may be very tasty, but it is not really that healthy.
Solution: Ask the waiter what is in the sauce. If it contains flour or unsaturated fats, it is best to avoid it.
Problem: This can be more difficult to manage because many restaurants serve larger portions.
Solution: Share your dishes or use the palm of your hand to guide you on how much you should eat. For example, the palm of your hand measures protein, your fist measures the amount for carbs like rice and both palms makes the size portion for vegetables or salad. Finally, the thumb is the amount for your fat portion.