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Summer is the time for going out and having fun whether you are travelling or on vacation. When you're eating out or buying food that has been prepared for you, it's often easier to have more fat, salt and calories than you realise.
Here are a few simple things you can do to make your meal healthier when you are away from home or simply when dining out. Practical Tips The simplest but not always the easiest tip is to remember that you don't need to clear your plate! Ideally try to eat slowly and stop when you're full. Even when you're out, try to choose the healthier options; here are a few tips to get you started.
If you can't tell from the menu how a dish is cooked then don't hesitate to ask.
Watch your food portions!
As well as choosing healthier options, it's also important to avoid eating too much. This isn't always as easy as it sounds, so here are some common tips that you might find helpful:
If you are craving sweets, there are lots of healthier options that you can choose from. Fruits are an especially good choice and can count towards your five servings a day, which you should be aiming for whether it's fresh, frozen, tinned or dried.
You could try:
Good to Remember:
As summer is the time for relaxation and fun, there’s no harm in having a treat from time to time. Just remember to have it in moderation and try to incorporate it in your diet in a smart way.
You can always enjoy your food and at the same time, control your portions, so have fun and enjoy your meal!
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