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Smart Tips for Dining Out

Making smart choices when dining out can sometimes be overwhelming. Follow these tips to make it easier.
 

SMART TIP #01

Order items with low-fat cooking preparations, such as steaming, grilling or broiling.

SMART TIP #07

Try cocktail sauce instead of melted butter with shellfish.


SMART TIP #02

Keeping it simple is the surest way to keep it low in calories and fat – watch out for heavy, creamy sauces, breading and batters.

SMART TIP #08

Broiled, poached, steamed or grilled seafood with lemon or cocktail sauce can make for tasty, low-fat starters.

SMART TIP #03

Ask for all sauces (including salad dressing, mayonnaise and butter) on the side so you can control the amount you use.

SMART TIP #09

Go for the smaller portion size if you have a choice. It’s the easiest way to reduce the temptation to overeat.

SMART TIP #04

Drizzle the dressing through the tines of your fork, rather than pouring it directly onto your salad.

SMART TIP #10

If you have a “full portion,” lay down the law before you eat by separating your meal into what you’ll enjoy in the restaurant and what you plan to take home.

SMART TIP #05

Order grilled fish or vegetables prepared with little or no butter or oil.

SMART TIP #11

Share a dessert with a friend – the more you share, the more calories you spare yourself.


SMART TIP #06

Don’t be afraid to ask for what’s best for you. Ask for rice instead of French fries, or vegetables without butter. Or simply request that high-fat foods be left off of your plate.

 

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