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Make good choices. Ask if you can have an extra vegetable instead of rice, potato or pasta & whole wheat instead of white bread. Most restaurant meals are larger than meals eaten at home, so as soon as a meal is before you, ask for a container to take home the leftovers. But, don't wait to see what is leftover. Immediately divide everything in half. Eat the half left on your plate & take the rest home. One exception is if the vegetable or salad portions are...(click title for more info)

...skimpy, you might eat more than half at the restaurant. Skip dessert unless fresh fruit is an option. For a special treat, get a light dessert but share it or take half home. Other options: margarine (or do without,) sugar-free jelly or syrup, lite dressing, Equal, milk (not cream,) etc.
- Submitted by STORMY724 6/12/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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SUNSHINE192DAY 6/12/2011 2:26:00 AM

    That's an EXCELLENT tip! Never heard of the "division rule" before! emoticon
CALIDREAMER76 6/12/2011 8:05:00 AM

    I do the division rule, but only for my meat and if I even get them potatoes. I generally eat all the veggies and then make new when I get home. I use only butter - because of the trans-fats - but extremely sparingly. I have also found unless you are diabetic you CAN loose weight using sugar - the real stuff - again sparingly. The side effects and cancer possibility of the sugar-free frighten me.

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