Whether you’re eating at a Mexican or Italian restaurant, you can savor the exotic, while keeping calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium under control.
By: The weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic and Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.
Look for: Stir-fried (ask to have it prepared in little or no oil) or steamed dishes with lots of vegetables, steamed rice, poached fish, and hot and sour soups.
Avoid: Fatty spareribs, fried wontons, egg rolls, shrimp toast and fried rice. To limit sodium, ask that your food be prepared without salt or monosodium glutamate (MSG). Request soy sauce (high in sodium) and other …