Restaurant meals are not exactly known for their diet-friendliness.
Big portions, creamy sauces, deep-fried platters, high-calorie cocktails, and of course the dessert menu conspire to knock even devoted dieters off their game.
Even ordering a salad isn’t necessarily safe. Once it’s tossed with a creamy dressing and sprinkled with bacon and cheese, you might as well have gone with the hamburger.
These days, many restaurants offer “light” options, but how accurate are the posted calorie counts? A new analysis shows that there are discrepancies between what some restaurant menus advertise and what the real calorie tally is.
The difference is more prevalent at sit-down restaurants than fast food restaurants, and that may be explained by portion-size variations at the former, say researchers.
Keeping an eye on calorie intake is an important weight-loss technique, and if your employees are like most Americans, they do their fair share of dining out. Making better choices at restaurants is one way to keep calories in check.
This research shows that, in addition to menu claims, healthy restaurant eating depends on other factors (such as culinary common sense) and a little extra self-imposed portion control.
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