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A Coal to a Diamond

When Eating Out, Make Better Choices

How often do you eat out? Once a day? Once a week? Rarely? Almost every meal? People who eat out more often, particularly at fast food restaurants, are more likely to be overweight or obese. However, you can still manage your body weight when eating out by making better choices.


To eat out without blowing your calorie budget, there are three things to think about:
  1. WHAT you are eating and drinking,
  2. HOW MUCH you are eating and drinking, and
  3. HOW your meal is prepared.

Get Started making better choices when eating out:

  • What are you eating and drinking?
    • Check posted calorie amounts, and choose lower calorie menu options. Many restaurants post calories on menus, in pamphlets, or on their websites. Compare food and beverage options and think about how they fit within your daily calorie limit. For example, if your daily calorie limit…

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