How to Eat Healthy at Restaurants

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    May 12, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    NYT: If you’re not careful, you can end up eating an entire day’s worth of calories in a single restaurant meal. So it’s important not to take restaurants’ definition of portion size literally. Consider pizza.

    Pizza doesn’t have to be bad for you, especially if you pick one with a thin crust, top it with vegetables instead of meat and stick to two or three slices.

    Splitting entrees is so important. If you’re dining alone, consider setting aside some food as soon as it comes, to avoid what psychologists call “the completion compulsion.” Save the food for later – or, if there is no better option, throw it out, without guilt.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/27/upshot/How-to-Eat-Healthy-Meals-at-Restaurants.html?abt=0002&abg=0
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    May 14, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidHow to Eat Healthy at Restaurants
    Bring your own food.
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    May 15, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    Why is pizza a choice to begin with? Consider healthy alternatives. Even Sbarros must have a grilled chicken salad hold-the-dressing.
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    May 16, 2015 6:26 AM GMT
    If you're going to eat pizza, consider eating only a slice or two. It's is something I rarely eat, because of all the fat, and I normally eat very healthily, but every once in a while I treat myself to an indulgence. Last time I visited New York, took an hour+ subway ride from central Manhattan to the far reaches of Brooklyn, just to sample the pizza at a famous pizza place. It was worth it - but I only had one slice.
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    May 29, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    Leave off all the fatty dressings and sauces. Just ask for some lemons, cut into halves and squeeze lemon juice on your salads or seafood dishes.

    If you have to eat pizza, I've seen some guys take some paper towels and mop up as much fat and slime as they can, before eating it. Don't eat the crust. Eat a slice or two if you have to, so you won't feel deprived. Maybe have a cheat day once in awhile.
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    Jun 02, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
    Actually, avoid lemon and lime slices in your drinks. They've been proven to have the highest bacterial count!

    Almost every restaurant and fast food joint has a healthy alternative if you look hard enough. Most restaurants will cook (i.e. steam and go sauceless) to order. But despite that, most people would choose a Big Mac over a MacSalad.
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    Jun 06, 2015 1:32 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidA MacSalad?

    Oh my, never heard of that one before. icon_lol.gif
    I'd rather a mac&cheese salad...with extra cheese substituted for lettuce.