Eat healthy when out and about


Horn of Plenty

Gabrielle Reece of yahoo health has some fantastic hints, tips and guides for eating healthy when you’re out running errends and have to stop at a fast food restaurant. Great tips!

Remove all the extras.

Avoid cheeses, sour cream, dressings, and spreads. I know it’s not quite as exciting, but you will save yourself a lot of calories and fat.

 

Pay attention to how your food is prepared.

The answer may be right in front of you: If you see the words “fried”, “breaded”, or “creamy” then you know that’s not going to work. Some places offer you a choice for how you want your food prepared; if it’s available, always go for the broiled or steamed version.

 

Drink water.

You would be amazed how many calories and how much sugar are in sodas. Avoid all sugary drinks, and yes this means diet drinks as well. We drink about 20% of our daily calories, so you can eliminate 1/5 of your calories by simply drinking water. If you get really bored, grab a lemon and throw it in your water or go for an unsweetened tea.

 

Don’t inhale your food.

If you are going to have a meal, then do your best to chew it, smell it, taste it, and enjoy it. You will eat more slowly and digest your food better overall. Plus, I think we have the tendency to eat less if we pay attention to what we are consuming.

 

If you love your buns, then get the bun on the side.

I enjoy bread just like you, but if you ditch the bun you will see how great you feel, and in time, how white flour affects your gut and butt. If you happen to be at the world’s most delicious Italian restaurant, where they make their own baguettes, then go for it. If we are talking about a store-bought hamburger bun, then pass.

 

Your food is salty enough.

I am quoting Dr. Oz, but he said the number one harmful risk to your health is high blood pressure. Don’t add any more salt to your already salty food.

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