Consider ditching take-outs if you want to keep your weight down.

Take-outs, or takeaways as they are commonly known, can make you pile on the weight if you tend to overindulge in them regularly. Deep fried foods and other popular take-out foods tend to contain high amounts of oil, salt and other substances that may offer minimal nutrition.

Give these foods a pass and prepare your very own meals instead. Source the freshest of ingredients and try out new recipes. Personalise your meals by adding your own special touch and choice of ingredients. Enjoy the natural flavours and textures of food. You may never go back to buying take-outs again!

Consider preparing extra quantities of food, pre-packing and freezing them for another day. This can save you from giving in to buying take-outs on days when you do not have sufficient time to prepare a healthy meal for yourself at home.

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietitian if you require assistance in putting a meal or snack plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

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