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7 Restaurant Mistakes Healthy People Make

Grilled this and blackened that: You think you're ordering diet-friendly fare, but calories have a way of sneaking into many "healthy" restaurant picks. Order wisely with these tips from top chefs and dietitians.
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Avoid calorie bombs

by Maridel Reyes
From Health magazine

In our quest to eat light, we know to pass up artery cloggers like fettuccine Alfredo; we regularly order sauce on the side and veggies instead of fries. Problem is, "everything at a restaurant is 10 times more decadent than what you make at home," says Adam Roberts, author of Secrets of The Best Chefs. So even the healthy-seeming fare can pack surprisingly high calorie counts.

But that doesn't mean you have to eat at home every night (as if!). We grilled chefs and dietitians about the trends and dishes that can doom your stay-slim efforts. Commit these simple tips to memory and you'll never again fear a restaurant meal.

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