What to Do When Eating Out!
Ask about menu items with less fat, calories, sugar and salt. Also, choose foods that are lower in cholesterol and higher in fiber. These options may be called “light” on the menu.
Ask for a small or half portion.
If you get a full portion, put half of it in a to-go box right away.
Order a side dish instead of a main course.
Reduce calories and save money by sharing a main dish. } Avoid the “all-you-can-eat” buffet.
Have water or drinks without sugar.
Avoid fried foods.
Don’t “supersize” it.
Remember the food groups and try to balance your meals.
Ask for wheat bread.
Use less butter, margarine, jelly and spreads. Vegetables Group
Drink low-fat or nonfat milk after the age of 2.
Choose yogurt for breakfast or as a healthy side dish.
Fresh fruit makes a great side dish.
Meat & Beans Group
Choose main dishes with low-fat or lean meats.
Remove skin from chicken for less fat.
Get fish grilled or broiled.
Try a garden or turkey burger or a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a hamburger.
If you do order a hamburger, get a small one. Don’t “supersize” it.
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