When we eat out in restaurants, it can be hard to know what is the healthiest option. It's tempting to let our guard down a bit, reward ourselves for a hard or difficult day or think, "I paid for it, so I'm going to eat it". Follow our simple guide to help you make the right choices.
Anything steamed, baked, roasted, boiled, grilled, stir-fried or poached.
Anything fried, sautéed, battered, creamy, cheesy, marinated in oil or deep-fried.
Vegetable-based soups or seafood Avoid anything fried, cheesy or creamy.
Bread and Rolls
If you can't resist, try choosing whole grain or rye breads and don't have butter.
Booze is often the source of many 'hidden' calories. Alcohol may stimulate your appetite, so limit your consumption and try sticking to sparkling water.
Opt for a low fat dressing served on the side. Watch out for high-fat extras such as bacon, cheese and mayonnaise.
Fish and poultry breast have fewer calories than red meats.
Choose fresh fruit or sorbet, or skip pudding and have a coffee
or herbal tea.