Order take away and lose weight

Many people have the misconception that take away food and weight loss are two opposite terms. This is because over time take away food is referred to as junk food and because many weight loss experts used to advice people to stay away from such food. Maybe this was the case a number of years back where take away restaurants in general did not pay special attention on how to prepare food that is calorie friendly. This situation has changed and there are many different types of take away food that can satisfy your hunger in style and help you lose weight at the same time. Of course not all take away food satisfies these criteria but with a little bit of research you can achieve both taste and weight loss. Let’s see below some ideas to spicy up your mind before your next takeaway order.

Spicy Food: Spicy food can help you lose weight. This is because spicy food increases your metabolism which is turn helps your body burn more calories. When you eat spices your body temperature is increased as well as your heart rate. Your blood circulation becomes faster and this situation stimulates the break down of fat cells. There are many types of spicy dishes in Japanese, Indian and Chinese food that have great taste and are also good for weight loss.

Pizza: Pizza is a delicious food and a perfect idea for lunch or dinner. If you are on a weight loss diet then you need to ensure that your pizza slices do not include meat such as pepperoni or sausage. Instead prefer eating pizza slices with vegetables (mushrooms, olives, peppers) and light cheese.

Chicken: All take away restaurants have chicken in their menus. Chicken is among the healthiest meat to eat and does not add a lot of calories to your diet. Whenever possible prefer chicken or turkey over red meat (beef and pork).

Fish: Fish is healthy, tasty and calorie friendly. By eating fish twice a week you increase your chances of losing weight or maintaining your normal weight. Many restaurants have added various fish dishes on their takeaway menus and do not forget that the popular tuna salad is even a better choice.

Salads: Salads are also a great way to eat healthy when you order take away. Almost all salads are good for your weight loss provided that you avoid mayonnaise and other salad dressings.

Burgers: Burgers do not necessarily have to be made with meat. There are many other types of burger that taste good and have fewer calories than beef or ham burgers. For example you may want to try: vegetable burgers, fish burgers, chicken burgers, imitation meat burgers).

Whatever food you eat, either homemade or takeaway, you can still stay within your weight loss goals provided that you avoid exaggerations. Eat a reasonable size food portion and try to spend the extra energy acquired on exercise and physical activities. Stop blaming take away food about your extra weight and get serious about your weight loss efforts.

About the author

Hara Hagikalfa

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook


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