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When we are going out to a restaurant, I look at their menu online beforehand and plan what I'll eat, and enter it into the tracker. This way I know I won't go over my calories and can make a good choice. I will often write different options down in case something I want is not available and I'll bring that with me. So, while everyone else is eating a 2000 calorie meal, I know mine is about 600-700. This has helped me so much, and I think it's important to do if you eat out a lot.

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  • I do the same thing! I've actually called places that don't have their menu posted online and asked if they have nutritional information. Some places will give ideas on what to eat and I get the word out about SparkPeople! emoticon - by IRISHGIRLDNA
  • Yes! I do this too when I'm going out with the boyfriend, he always wants to do drive-thrus (and I know fast food is usually a huge no-no), so I make sure I go on the nutritional calculator for each drive-thru joint and find something I can eat (like a small chili from Wendy's - 220 calories, less than $2!!, tons of protein and not a lot of fat), put it in the tracker, then I'm bound to it when we go out! - by VSTOREVIGILANTE
  • I try to do that same thing. This makes eating out a little less stressful. - by EASH5M
  • Great plan! - by DARKTHOR
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    I do the same thing too! This makes it much less stressful! I can actually sit down and enjoy my meal and good company! emoticon - by STEPH747474
  • I do the same thing! I make a 'personal menu' ahead of time, with plenty of choices that fit my calories, and then when we're eating out, I can order what every I want from my personal menu! - by ANNAEA

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