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Staying Healthy While Eating Out

Whenever I go out to eat, I'm offered extra-large portions of fries or pop for just a little extra money. It this a good value?

Think about your health as well as your wallet. Resist the “super-size” deals because the extra fries and pop add calories that can promote weight gain. If you are very thirsty, order a large ice water instead of a soda pop. Water usually is free with your meal, and it’s naturally calorie-free.


According to some research, people who eat out more often tend to have more body fat than those who eat out less. Most of the time, you can save money and prepare healthier meals at home.

 

 

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

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