Follow us on Pinterest
Welcome! Log In | Register |
Log In with

12 Diet Questions Answered

  • Comment Comments (3)
  • Print Print

Restaurant Tricks

8. Any strategies I can use so I won't gain weight when I eat out?

Thanks to supersize portions and the liberal use of tasty fats like butter and cream, restaurant meals can wreak havoc on a diet. But you can rein in the calories by developing some ironclad policies, says Cathy Nonas, RD, director of diabetes and obesity programs at North General Hospital in New York City. For instance, you might decide that you'll eat just half of your entree when you go to American and French restaurants, and a salad and half order of pasta when you're out for Italian. In Chinese restaurants, your policy might be to share one steamed entree and one other dish with a friend. Other helpful tips: eat two appetizers (one should be low-calorie) instead of an entree, allow yourself a glass of wine if you pass on the bread basket, and always order sauces and dressings on the side. To increase the chances that you'll adhere to these guidelines, make sure you take into account what's most important to you. If you really love dessert, for example, your dining-out policy should reflect that.

What do you think of this story?  Leave a Comment.

What do you think? Review this story!
libby70302 wrote:

I just started using a new gourmet instant coffee that helps reduce appetite, eliminate cravings, reduce portion sizes, decrease stored carbs and recharge your metabolism to burn more fat. Javita Burn + Control works because it contains two safe, proven herbs: YERBA MATE: Helps suppress appetite, and increases caloric burn rate. GARCINIA CAMBOGIA: Helps decrease your appetite and reduces the amount of carbs stored as fat. Visit to learn more!

5/23/2014 06:32:08 PM Report Abuse
EthanChong wrote:

Ever thought of how you can lose weight easily and keep it off forever? Here's a tip at

10/5/2013 09:20:38 AM Report Abuse
gulcankiran wrote:

Hi, I am following the Diet for YOU blog by nutrition specialist Kate Hill. She helped me lose weight in a healthy way. Check her blog at:

7/31/2010 02:20:20 AM Report Abuse

Add your comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Register | Log In

Please confirm your comment by answering the question below and clicking "Submit Comment."

Todays Daily Prize
More Smart Savings
Fitness Magazine on Facebook