We’re all guilty of our love for food. Usually when the food taste good, it normally is not that healthy. Add to that, the supersized portion they serve at fastfood chains. Bear in mind though, that no one is forcing us to overeat. But the allure of cheap, tasty, supersized snacks, soft drinks and that huge restaurant servings can be hard to resist. It is simply a recipe for weight gain. We are churning out an overabundance of food, especially the food that put on the pounds.
So, what can we do? If we eat reasonable portions of nutritious food at least most of the time, we’ll go a long way toward protecting our waistline and our health.
- Minimize, don’t supersize. When the convenience of fast food is hard to resist, opt for a plain burger or grilled chicken sandwich and side salad. Hold the mayo, fries and go easy on salad dressing.
- Patronize restaurants that reveal calorie counts or have healthier choices on the menu. If the portion is oversized, half of everything can be taken home for tomorrow’s dinner, or you can share it with your dinner companion.
- Stay away from sodas, or juice drinks that are loaded with sugar.
- Order vegetables and fruits instead of starch.
- Cook in. It takes just a few minutes to cook lean chicken or breast or fish. You can buy a basic cookbook and learn if you are not prepared to tackle cooking.
- Exercise! Need I say more?
- Shop smarter.