How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

Sticking to your diet doesn’t have to end when you leave your kitchen. Here’s how to stay on track when eating out.

Life happens. From Friday nights out with your co-workers to the convenience of grabbing a bite to eat on the go, it’s impossible to control every aspect of your diet. Cheat days aside, making smart, educated decisions when dining out can prevent morning-after regret when you step back on the scale.

From supersize portions to a lack of nutrition, restaurants can pose a significant risk to your waistline without a pre-emptive plan. But don’t let this keep you from enjoying yourself — just follow these guidelines the next time you eat out to minimize the impact.