Nowadays chinese dishes are better as they are often clear of monosodium glutamate (do check with your restaurant). MSG can lead to obesity and other health problems – PERIOD!
1. Steer clear of ‘crispy’ items – these are normally deep fried. Prawn crackers, spring rolls are all carriers of fat.
2. Battered items such as chicken or pork balls will be high in fat.
3. Opt for steamed dishes such as steamed prawns with Chinese greens.
4. Stir fry’s are usually lower in fat and include vegetables.
5. Stay clear of egg fried rice and opt for jasmine rice or steamed rice.
6. A good choice of starters are crab and corn soup, steamed dumplings. Main course – Steamed vegetables, steamed rice, steamed fish, chop suey, stir fried vegetables. Szechuan prawns.
Arguably Thai food is similar to Indian and Chinese meals.
1. Once again, stir fried and steamed dishes with chicken, fish and vegetables are best.
2. Thai red or green curries contain a lot of coconut milk, which is high in saturated fat. If you like your red or green curries, try and pick the meat out instead of pouring over your rice. This will lessen the amount of sauce you consume.
3. Try to avoid: fried rice, fish cakes, spring rolls, prawn crackers, satay skewers with peanut sauce and sweet and sour dishes.
4. Opt for Tom Yum soups and other clear choices, salads, stir fried meat, fish or vegetable dishes. Steamed seafood dishes such as fish or mussels are best.
Most importantly, enjoy what your eating and consider it a lovely treat that you’ve earned with combining exercise. Be sensible with portion control and honest with yourself. If your guests choose to eat a small horse in their burgers good for them. You are accountable and responsible for yourself and only you.