Healthier Choices at Chain Restaurants: 25 Low-Cal Options for Losing Weight
How to enjoy eating out with friends and family—and still shed pounds.
Go ahead: Eat out without guilt
Dining out is an enjoyable—and let’s face it, inevitable—part of life. Good news: That doesn’t mean it has to blow your diet. When you eat out, be wary of menu words such as “golden,” “smothered,” “marbled,” and these, which may translate to “high in calories” and “fatty.” Limit condiments, such as creamy salad dressing or thick gravy, which sneakily add extra calories to your dish. Finally, keep this list of common chain restaurant meals from the Stop & Drop Diet handy — even the most decadent options (like three-cheese macaroni!) will keep you on track to reach your weight loss goals.
Chipotle Salad Made with Barbacoa, Brown Rice, Fajita Vegetables, Fresh Tomato Salsa, and Lettuce: 430 calories
¼ thin crust California Pizza Kitchen Roasted Artichoke and Spinach with Chicken: 302 calories
Try even more healthy options
Find mouthwatering appetizers, meals, snacks, and desserts that will help you lose weight in the new book, Stop & Drop Diet—and lose up to five pounds in five days. Learn more about the Stop & Drop Diet here.