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Eat Healthy While Eating Out
Planning your portions and your menu before you sit down in a restaurant can help keep you on track.
Before you go into the restaurant • Eat a handful of nuts or 1 ounce of cheese to slow your appetite.
When the server comes to your table • Order water or unsweetened ice tea and drink a full glass before ordering food. • Request the rolls be taken away from the table. • Ask for a menu at all you can-eat-buffets. If no menu is available, use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate for your servings – and focus on veggies not meats.
Order food that fits your healthy eating plan • Ask for low-cal salad dressings, and have all sauces served on the side. • Order main dishes with lots of vegetables. • Choose steamed, broiled, or grilled fish instead of anything fried.
Keep portion control in mind • Share your entrée. • Order from the appetizer menu. • Put half your entrée in a to-go carton before you start eating.
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