We all know that getting takeout, with its high levels of fat, salt and sugar, is not always the best option, but sometimes it is incredibly hard to resist that juicy kebab in the store window.
As much as we know it won’t help us achieve our weight loss goals, is takeout as bad as most men’s health magazines would have you believe? Well, in a sense it is. As mentioned, the high fat, sugar and salt content will increase BMI in addition to the high-calorie nature of many takeaways such as pizza, which can contain 250-350 calories per slice.
However, that doesn’t mean you always have to feel guilty when ordering takeout. While most foods are not as nutritious as a home-cooked meal, you can make your takeout order a little healthier from the meat you choose. According to The Guardian, if you stay away from chicken nuggets, pork balls and other meat that has likely been factory processed through intensive rearing, you’ll get a more nutritious meal. Pick beef and lamb whenever you can, basically.
Also, stay away from fried foods and see what options are available to you. You never know, because some cuisines are healthier than just sticking anything and everything in a deep fryer until it’s shiny with grease.