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Are you a fitness freak who loves eating out or going to parties? Experts suggest that you can keep a check of the calorie intake by making the right choices with healthy foods. Anisha Dhar and Nupur Khanna, Co-Founders of Eatonomist -- a gourmet meal planner, have shared some points that you can keep in mind the next time you dine out.
Use low fat dressing and sauces: You can do without adding an extra spoon of butter or ghee to the food that you eat daily. Try to avoid cheese in sandwiches or pasta and ghee or butter on the chapatti. Cook in mustard oil for Indian flavor and use olive oil for non-Indian cooking.
Use lean cuts of meat: You don’t need to necessarily add to the calories with extra fat in the meat. The important component to be consumed is protein and there is enough protein in lean meat.
Portion control: One of the best ways to keep calories in check is portion control. Put lesser quantity of food in your plate. Don’t eat directly from the container. Use a measured bowl/spoon for serving and eat slowly. This will also help you avoid overeating.
Cooking techniques: Do not eat fried food. Instead of eating deep fried foods, you can either fry it in air fryer, which uses less oil or you can go for baking, steaming, grilling, poaching or sous vide.
Technology: Download a calorie calculator app on your phone today. It will help you keep the calories in check as it will tell you about your daily consumption. Also maintain a diet chart accordingly.