eating out at a restaurant
Eating healthily when dining out is possible if you follow a few simple rules.

Sit By The Window

Where you sit in a restaurant plays a part in how much you order. Bright lights, high tables, being away from TV screens and sitting near the window are all associated with eating less, say experts at Cornell University in the US.

Know The Secret Code On The Menu

You know to avoid dishes that are fried (often described as crispy) or anything in a heavy sauce (look out for words like creamy or rich), but you should also check how the menu is displayed. The unhealthiest (or priciest) dishes tend to be highlighted in some way – they might be in a bolder type or a boxed-out section.

Order Red Wine, Not White

If you’re going to be refilling your own glass, you’ll pour nine per cent less red wine into the glass than you will white, according to Iowa State University research. The reason is simply that there’s a greater contrast in colour between the white and the red so you’re more aware of how much you’re serving.

Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication / Additional Reporting: Zarelda Marie Goh
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