Dining out while dieting

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Did you know, on average, Americans dine out 4 times a week? Then there is the fact that 77% of us are trying to lose or maintain our weight. What a conflict! Well it doesn’t have to be.

Here are a couple tips to stay on your diet and dine out.

Make informed choices; ask your server how your selection is prepared.

Restaurants will honor special requests, order your selection grilled or baked instead of fried. Substitute olive oil instead of butter.

And to control portion size try two appetizers instead of an entrée. Or if you can agree split an entrée with your partner.

It really comes down to dish preparation and portion. So go ahead dine out and diet on.