Prefer boiled/roasted foods to fried foods.
* Coconut water as a beverage & refresher is safe & hygienic.
* As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars.
* Order tandoori roti instead of naan/paratha/parotha.
|* In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner.
* Ask for salad dressing to be served on the side. Then use only as much as you want.
* Choose main dishes that include vegetables/ meat that is cooked in onion tomato gravy rather than dishes that are nut or cream based.
* Add little or no butter/ghee/cheese to your food for e.g. choose naan/ roti/dosa/idli/burger/sandwich without fat.
* Order steamed, grilled, or broiled dishes instead of those that are fried or sautéd. For e.g. Choose paneer/chicken tikka instead of gravy or fried dishes. Choose idli instead of vada/dosa.
* Choose a “small” or “medium” portion for main dish, side dish & beverages.
* Choose fruits for dessert rather than sweets.
* Order an item from the menu instead of heading for the “all-you-can-eat” buffet.
* If main portions at a restaurant are larger than you want, try one of these strategies to keep from overeating:
* Share a main dish with a friend.
* Order an appetizer or a side dish instead of a main dish.
* Resign from the “clean your plate club” – when you’ve eaten enough, leave the rest.
* On long commutes or shopping trips, pack some fresh fruit, cut-up vegetables, or a handful of unsalted nuts to help you avoid stopping for sweet or fatty snacks.
* Last but not the least to eat food & beverages from a relatively hygienic
place, where hygienic food handling and cooking practices