Pulling your plan together
Go back to pulling your plan together for an example meal plan.
Once you’ve been eating in this new way for a few weeks, you will hopefully be feeling more confident with it. You might be getting to know the foods you can buy in the shops and had time to adapt some of the recipes you normally make.
Keep going with your food diary, even if it’s just from time to time, to keep you on track. You might find the tips on this page helpful too.
Eating away from home can pose new challenges, especially if you need to eat out a lot. A little bit of forward planning can help keep meals out the fun and social occasions they should be.
Tip: Japanese food generally tends to be low in fat, so Japanese restaurants are a good bet. Just avoid oily fish such as salmon, even if the portions seem small. Some restaurants also add mayonnaise to their sushi so it’s good to check first.
Green lights for your low fat eating plan
Simply speaking to your friends about what you can and can’t eat and why can make life a lot easier. These ideas might help too.
Give friends a list of foods you can and can’t eat
If you’re eating at a friend’s house, give them a list of what you can eat. This makes it easier for them to plan. The same goes for catered events such as weddings.
Have some low-fat snacks to hand
Take some low-fat snacks with you when you go out – so you don’t have to worry about what you can eat if you get hungry.
Sometimes it’s simplest to take your own meal
If you have a day out and don’t know where you’ll be eating, it can take the worry away to take a meal with you. Even if you end up not needing it and saving it for later.
You could do the same if you’re going out to a restaurant or friend’s house and have doubts that there will be something for you. Just in case.