Step 6: Order extra
You never can have too many veggies, so always order more of ‘em on the side. Request no added oil, butter, or salt, and eat them all before the rest of your meal so have less room for the calorie-laden meal. As an alternative, mix the veggies into your meal. They’ll take on the flavor of your food, but you’ll fill up on them while leaving the heavier stuff for your doggie bag.
Step 7: Eat a pre-planned, calorie-controlled dessert at home
Rather than consuming hundreds of calories with your restaurant dessert, have a small portion of a dessert that you love waiting for you at home. It’s much easier to turn down restaurant desserts knowing that you’re heading home to indulge. Two of our faves: a frozen fudge pop, or a small piece of chocolate.
What are your strategies to keep the calories in restaurant meals in check?