How to Eat Healthier when Dining Out

Many people fall off the health wagon when dining out, but with a little forethought you really can make smarter choices.

18137749_mlSkip the Appetizer 

Most appetizer choices are very rich and high in calories.

Shrink Portion Size

Restaurants often serve portions that are three times the size of a normal portion size. Shrink the portion size down by half by taking half of it home to eat for another meal.

Swap a Side Item 

Don’t be afraid to ask your waiter to swap out items. Most restaurants are happy to accommodate their guests. For example, you can ask to swap a fattening side item for a fresh, low-calorie garden salad or steamed veggies (hold the butter).

Choose Water 

Soda alone can be 250-300 calories or more. Swap sugary sodas for lemon water or herbal tea.

Skip Dessert

Or, if you just can’t pass it up, share with a friend.

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