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Health Tip of the Day: Healthy Tips for Dining Out

As the holiday season approaches, you may find yourself eating out more and more while visiting with family and friends. All of this dining out can become a bit of a challenge-espeicially is you're trying to watch your waistline. However, it is still possible to eat out and limit your calories while having an enjoyable and tasty experience. Here's some tips for the next time you find ourself dining out:

  1. Speak up: don't hesitate to ask quesitons about ingredients and tell your waiter how you want things to be prepared; make substitutions on things like dressings for a healthier option
  2. Decode the menu: look at all of the details about a dish and choose the option that is going to the healthiest choice for you
  3. Watch poritons: restaurants always give you a bigger portion than is reommended, so be smart about how much you're eating; come up with creative ways to share with your guests or take some home for leftovers
  4. Substitute: make subtle changes to your order to make it a healthier option

For more examples of how you can apply these tips when you dine out, click Sponsored By: Midwest Health Initiative