The Eat-Light-While-Out Motto
We are all aware of the importance of eating well and having a healthier life. But there are times when you and you’re family will dine outside for an occasion or for some other reason, or you’re work schedule is too demanding that you don’t have any time to go home and prepare yourself something light and healthy to eat. These situations are sometimes the cause of unhealthy eating and overeating. So what to do when you’re out and still want to eat right and healthy? Here are some ways to eat light while out.
First of all, let’s clear one thing out. Splurging and overeating in a single meal will not make you fat or do you any harm. What will make you fat is the average of your food intake for a few days or over. So if you are in the mood to do some splurging in one meal, you may do so as long as you try to balance it the rest of the day and day after making it a week with healthier foods.
But once you become accustomed to eating out and a lot of splurging, this may lead to many problems. The obvious possible cause of these actions is weight gain or worse it can be obesity. Teenagers are at risk of having high blood pressure, development of stage 2 diabetes and other health risk problems. Eating light while you are out will help prevent other problems than weight gain. Eating the wrong foods may affect some of the functioning aspects of our body. It may affect our strength, energy, emotional well-being and our mental functioning ability. To avoid these things from happening start making it a habit to eat light while out.
When you’re eating on the go, always try to make the good choices when deciding what food to eat. Make it a heath motto to “eat light while out.” Some people might think that they are at the mercy of fast-food places and they are left with nothing but unhealthy choices of foods. Actually, it’s much easier to make good choices than you think when eating at a fast-food restaurant. Here are some pointers to incorporate in you eat light while out motto. Always go for balance. When choosing your meal at a fast-food restaurant always go for lean proteins, whole wheat bread and grains, and choices of fruit and vegetables. Between a turkey sandwich with tomatoes, lettuce and a light mayo on a whole wheat bread and a cheeseburger on a bun, the first one will be a better choice. Be particular with the portion sizes, instead of large sizes stick to regular. Opt to drink water or tea rather than over sweetened juices, regular sodas and energy drinks, these liquids are full of empty calories and high on other stuff like saturated fat and caffeine.
There is nothing hard when it comes to eating well, even if you are always on the run. You just have to make the choices and develop that skill. When healthy choices and eating well becomes a part of your life your body will give you good benefits in return. Always make it a choice to eat light while out.