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POSTED BY: zhouyueyue on 04/16/2019 04:28:02
Dining Out Guide for the Health Conscious Eater

Posted by nick_niesen on October 26th, 2010

 

Here's food for thought! Did you know the average restaurant meal has over 1,000 calories? That's enough to blow any healthy eating plan. Fortunately, by following a few simple guidelines, you can dine out without having to sacrifice good taste and nutrition.

 

1. Avoid ordering an appetizer. It's a little known fact that some appetizers have more calories and fat than the main course. Plus, many appetizers are fried and served with heavy sauces which will add to your intake of saturated fat as well as trans fats and calories. It's not a healthy way to start your meal.

 

2. Say "yes" to salad. Salad is a healthy eater's best friend. Not only will it fill you up so you'll consume fewer calories overall#1# but it will also give you a hefty dose of antioxidants which are heart healthy. Be sure to ask your waitress to hold the croutons and cheese which will further reduce your caloric load. Also, choose your dressing wisely. Avoid cream based dressings and go for the vinegar based ones. You also have the option of using vinegar and olive oil which is heart healthy.

 

3. Make the right entree selection. Go for broiled and grilled rather than fried. Not only will you save calories and fat grams, you'll also avoid trans fats which are so prevalent in fried foods. Instead, consider asking for a doubles order of vegetables with your entree. Very few Americans are getting the 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended for optimal health. Plus, by avoiding the starch#2# you'll be reducing your caloric and carbohydrate load. Also, stick to tomato based sauces rather than cream based and you'll enjoy a considerable calorie savings. Lastly, ask for the sauce to be served in a separate dish on the side so you can control the amount you eat.

 

4. Think about what you're drinking with your meal. By not ordering an alcoholic beverage, you've saved yourself a considerable number of calories. Try sipping iced tea sweetened with a noncaloric sweetener, a diet soft drink#3# or water with lemon. You'll be glad you did when you consider the calorie savings.

 

5. Indulge your sweet tooth wisely. Many of the chain restaurants now offer a low fat or low carbohydrate dessert selection such as a low carb cheesecake. These are wise choices for the health conscious eater and still allow you to end the meal on a sweet note. If a healthy dessert option isn't available, try a cup of coffee with skim milk to help satiate your desire for something sweet.

 

6. Learn to control your portions. Many restaurants are serving larger quantities of food than in the past. If this is the case, put aside a portion of your entree at the beginning of the meal to take home with you. If you remove it from your plate before you start eating, you'll be less tempted to overindulge.

 

By following these steps, you can make your dining experiences not only healthy#4# but enjoyable. Your heart will thank you!

Named as the top destination in the world by TripAdvisor in the year 2017, Bali has become a favourite among numerous tourists from different parts of the globe. It is a gorgeous island located in Indonesia and home to a large population of Balinese Hindus. The rich cultural heritage of this Indonesian island is what attracts many of the tourists. Some of its major highlights are the traditional dance forms, sculpture, music, and paintings. Besides the cultural attractions#5# there are plenty of other things worth exploring that would make your time on the island truly memorable.

 

You can get cheap Bali holidays if you visit during its rainy season which usually begins in the month of November and stays until March. This is the time when this island receives heavy rainfall and is accompanied by high temperatures and humidity levels. If you're ready to endure this harsh climate, you can get some amazing discounts on holiday packages and accommodations. In terms of weather, the period between April and October would be the best time to visit Bali. However, this is also a peak tourist season and you won't have much luck in getting good discounts on hotel accommodations and tour packages.

 

While enjoying your cheap holidays to Bali, you'll get the chance to visit some of the island's enchanting attractions. Among them is Pura Tanah Lot#6# one of the most sacred and famous temples in the region. It was built in the early 16th century and is believed to have been inspired by a priest called 'Nirartha', who had asked the local fishermen to build a temple on the rocky islet where he had spent the night. From a place called Ubud, you can visit the rice terraces of Jatiluwih or Tegallalang. They would be a delight to your senses as you witness the vast expanses of lush green landscapes and serene surroundings.

 

One of the most exciting activities you can enjoy during your cheap holidays to Bali is white water rafting on the Telaga Waja and Ayung rivers. It would take you through some fantastic sights of the rainforests and rice terraces. Mount Batur is a perfect place on the island to indulge in hiking adventures and savouring the sunrise. Since Bali is one of the best destinations for surfing in the world, you can try this popular activity while holidaying on the island. Pulau Menjangan in Barat National Park would be the right place for you to try diving.

 

The time you spend in Bali would give you the opportunity to savour the delicious dishes of its cuisine. Among them is Nasi Goreng, which is the fried rice of Indonesia made using a combination of stir-fried rice#7# meats, eggs, and vegetables with a blend of soy and chilli sauce. Sate is another delectable treat that would pamper your taste buds. It is prepared by grilling the marinated meat wrapped around bamboo, lemongrass, or sugarcane sticks and is served with or without sauce. You would also like Nasi Ayam and Nasi Campur#8# Bali's popular chi. [url=http://www.jordan1retroshoesforsale.com/]Jordan 1 For Sale[/url]   [url=http://www.bestjordanretroforsale.com/]Jordan Shoes For Sale[/url]   [url=http://www.airjordansshoesforsale.com/]Jordan 11 For Sale[/url]   [url=http://www.airjordanshoes-forsale.com/]Jordan 11 Shoes For Sale[/url]   [url=http://www.airjordanretrosforsale.com/]Jordan 6 Shoes For Sale[/url]   [url=http://www.cheapmensairmaxshoes.com/]Wholesale Nike Air Max[/url]   [url=http://www.cheapairmaxwomen.com/]Cheap Air Max 90 Womens[/url]   [url=http://www.cheapairmaxshoeshot.com/]Cheap Nike Air Max Online[/url]   [url=http://www.cheapairmax90outlet.com/]Cheap Air Max 90 Online[/url]   [url=http://www.airmaxmensshoessale.com/]Air Max 95 Outlet[/url] 

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