A Nurtitionist is available for free personal consultations at Student Health Services.
Still trying to eat well--even when you're eating out? Good For you!
Try these tips to keep eating your way to good health.
- Watch your portion size. Restaurant portions are frequently larger than standard portion sizes. Share with a friend, save half for later, or try ordering an appetizer or a salad instead of a main course.
- Look for these words as clues to lower fat choices: grilled, roasted, baked, broiled, steamed, stir-fried, poached.
- These words will clue you in to higher fat selections that should be avoided: creamy, breaded, crispy, flaky, battered, pan fried, au gratin.
- Although your favorite item might say "fried" or "served with a cream sauce," the chef may be able to prepare it differently-- just ask!
- Ask for high-fat dressings to be "served on the side." High-fat dressings include cream-based sauces, butter, and sour cream.
- Choose menu items with more vegetables and less meat. Try unfamiliar vegetables, fruits or grains. You may discover a new favorite.
- When eating pizza out, blot the surface fat with a paper napkin. Order vegetable toppings instead of extra cheese or fatty meats.
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