- Ask for nutrition information (for example, calories, saturated fat, and sodium) before you order when eating out.
- Choose foods that are steamed, broiled, baked, roasted, poached, or stir-fried, but not deep-fat fried.
- Share food, such as a main dish or dessert, with your dining partner.
- Take part of the food home with you and refrigerate immediately. You may want to ask for a take-home container when the meal arrives. Spoon half the meal into it, so you’re more likely to eat only what’s left on your plate.
- Request your meal to be served without gravy, sauces, butter or margarine.
- Ask for salad dressing on the side, and use only small amounts of full-fat dressings.
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