Thai food is very popular and in some towns has overtaken Chinese as a favourite takeaway. Some dishes can be healthy but many are not, how can we enjoy this food yet keep an eye on our waistline?
How many calories will you find in Thai food? People worry about how much they get from restaurant food, but the truth is that eating out doesn't have to be a problem - it does help, however, to know what you are eating.
The calories in Thai food vary widely from one dish to another, so to help you understand what you are getting from your local restaurant, we have broken down some of the main ingredients, looking at what they contain.
However, although there can be quite a lot of calories in Thai food, there are also some healthy options - many of the dishes have lots of vegetables, the portion sizes can be small, and the cooking style preserves many of the nutrients.
Here are the things you are likely to encounter:
Overall, stick to meat and vegetables for a great meal that won't add too much to your bottom line!