As a San Diego fitness trainer that works with a lot of clients looking to lose weight, one of the very first things I tell them is to cut back on eating out. You would be surprised at all the secret loads of calories you can find in items that may not seem like they would harbor a lot of calories. However, restaurants often use loads of butter and oils to prepare dishes, tons of cheese, salt, sugar, and processed flour. These ingredients all lead to more calories, and a bigger waistline.
So, if you are one that likes to dine out, I recommend cutting it back to one to two times a week, you will save more money and be able to watch your calories better. If you have to travel a lot for work and therefore are forced to eat out more there are some precautions you can take to minimize calorie exposure.
1. Look for items that are grilled, and ask for sauces, and dressings on the side.
2. Avoid anything that is a baked good, has cream, or tons of cheese.
3. The cleaner and more natural way that you can order food the less chance you have of getting unnecessary calories.
Here are some examples of the foods you could get dining in vs. dining out for the same amounts of calories.
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