Skipping This When You Eat Out Will Save Hundreds of Calories

Having a nice meal out can be a dieter’s nightmare, especially when you consider that many entr¨¦es can be more than a day’s worth of calories. But the main meal isn’t all you need to watch out for, says dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health. If you aren’t careful, you could be ordering appetizers that clock in at more than 800 calories, Julie warns.

What to do instead if you’re famished and can’t wait for your entr¨¦e? Julie suggests skipping the appetizers section altogether and opting for a side dish or a soup instead, which average around 250 calories. Go for healthy, produce-filled sides and broth-based soups to save big on calories.

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