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Dining Out, Made Easy!

Fri, 23 Nov 2007 by Denise Austin

Eating at home is convenient while you're on my Fit Forever! plan because you have total control over portion sizes and preparation methods. However, chances are that it won't always be possible! Use these tips for making healthy choices when eating out:

  • Pay attention to preparation methods on the menu — the simpler, the better. Look for words like "fresh," "roasted," "steamed," "poached," and "grilled." Order broth-based soups instead of cream ones, and choose tomato sauces over cream in pasta dishes.
  • Avoid the breadbasket. A single slice can pack 70 calories or more!
  • Order gravy, sauces, and dressing on the side and use sparingly. Ask if nonfat or low-fat options are available.
  • Choose an appetizer over an entrée. You'll save calories and money! Steer clear of fried, breaded, or fatty items.
  • Restaurant portions are often two or three times larger than a serving size. Plan to take half or more of your dinner home for another meal!
  • Visualize yourself sticking to your goals before you go! You can do it!

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