A 2016 study published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, US, says an average non-chain restaurant meal contains 1,205±465 kcal/meal. Now factor this in: The daily calorie requirement of an adult in urban India is about 2,200 and a single eating occasion can exceed your energy requirement for the day. “Look, it is the hospitality industry, not a hospital. It IS about creating food that will tantalise your taste buds,” says Mumbai-based celebrity nutritionist and author, Pooja Makhija.

But you can get around it if you make smart food choices, says our team of nutritionists. “Treat every outing as an event and experience, not just an opportunity to eat,” says Shalini Manglani Alwani, a nutritionist based out of Bengaluru.

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