Posted by The Editor on Jan 26, 2018
We often think about it,.... but we don't follow through ..... so do you fit into this category? We all know we should eat healthier food and exercise more and loose a few kilos ... in order to live a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps you need a little help! The E-Club of Greater South Oz has embarked on a project to help Australians in their endeavor to at least try to eat healthier food for a better Lifestyle. By partnering with SA Health we have created a dedicated website   http://foodforhealth.org.au  that has easy to follow resources and a selection of recipes that will please anyone's appetite.

Eating out when travelling, at restaurants, or when meeting in large groups is a fun and enjoyable experience – and a favourite past time of the authors!

However, it is common that the types of foods available when eating away from home are high in fat, sugar and salt, and low in vitamins, minerals and fibre. If you find yourself eating out on a regular basis, try some of these strategies to ensure that you are eating enough from your meals to fuel your body with the ‘right stuff’.

Reduce your portions

  • Choose small or entrée sizes for main meals and share a salad to fill you up instead
  • Share a dessert between two, or choose fruit instead
  • For pizza, ask for a thin crust and half the amount of cheese
  • Eat slowly and to your hunger. You do not have to finish everything on your plate and may even be able to take it home to eat as leftovers tomorrow

Load up on vegetables

  • Order a side salad or roast vegetables as an entrée, if others in your group are ordering entrees. Try for a 50:50 ratio of veggie to non-veggie entrées
  • Ask for vegetables or salad instead of chips with burgers, or fish meals
  • Split two main meals between two people, and make sure one of them is a salad or roast vegetables
Would this help you make some better decisions? So Click here for more information.