A larger portion at a restaurant may seem like a bargain, but negative health consequences may make it cost more in the long run.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests:
- Scour menu descriptions for buzzwords — such as low-fat or low-calorie — that indicate healthier choices.
- Order an appetizer instead of an entrée. If you do order an entrée, share it. Look for healthier options such as salad, minestrone soup or steamed seafood.
- Eat slowly, so you’re better able to recognize when you are full. Stop eating when you are no longer hungry.
- Drink water with lemon, instead of an oversized sugary soda.