Eat a light, low-fat snack before ordering your meal.
Avoid all-you-can-eat buffets. You're likely to overeat to get your money's worth.
Approach the salad bar with caution. It's easy to load your plate with fatty extras and too many calories.
Don't be shy about making special requests.
Order your entree broiled, boiled, baked, stir-fried or served in marinara sauce.
When ordering red meat, opt for the leanest cuts.
Use condiments conservatively.
Watch what you drink. Alcoholic beverages are high in calories.
Leave enough food on your plate to take home a doggy bag.
Choose an alternative to rich desserts.