Navigation Links
Eating Out Doesn't Have to Mean Excess Calories
Date:12/27/2011

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- While the holidays tend to translate into restaurant meals that are bigger and higher in calories than those prepared at home, eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy, an expert says.

Making wise choices at restaurants can prevent Americans from consuming hundreds of extra calories.

"The average American consumes close to 50 percent of his or her meals outside of the home and fast-food restaurants are abundant," said Dr. Jessica Bartfield, an internist who specializes in nutrition and weight management at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, in a Loyola University Health System news release."By following a few rules, you can keep any fast food meal in calorie check."

When choosing a restaurant, Bartfield recommends sandwich shops that offer vegetable toppings, which can add vitamins and nutrients to a quick meal. "I am also a fan of fast-food places that offer soup or even chili as soup can be a terrific option, particularly ones loaded with veggies, lean meats and beans," she said. "Be careful to avoid the cream- or cheese-based soups and beware the bread bowl, which can increase the calories by up to 1,000."

Bartfield offered these fast-food menu tips to help Americans stay healthy:

  • Choose grilled, not fried. Choosing foods that are grilled can save 280 calories and 27 grams of fat.
  • Hold the high-fat extras. Cheese, mayonnaise and salad dressings can pack on up to 100 calories per serving. Avoid these extra ingredients unless low-fat versions are available.
  • Order small sizes. Opt for smaller portions and single burgers, rather than double or bonus sizes.
  • Avoid sugary drinks. These empty calories add up quickly and offer no nutritional value.
  • Save half for later. Wrap up the uneaten portion of your meal and have it for your next meal to save money and calories.

More information


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women with celiac disease suffer from depression, disordered eating
2. How to Survive the Holiday Eating Season
3. Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
4. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find potential target for treating metastatic cancer
5. Novel export-inhibitor shows promise for treating CLL
6. Beating superbugs with a high-tech cleanser
7. Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study
8. New approach to management of overeating in children
9. Stress reduction and mindful eating curb weight gain among overweight women
10. Novel approach to treating breast cancer shows great promise
11. Novocure establishes initial Clinical Centers of Excellence for Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme with Tumor Treating Fields Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... management, Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies to partner with Wound ... Management for their outpatient wound center. , Transitioning wound care management providers ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... With the goal of furthering music education programs in schools, the “Music With ... in Mendon, IL on May 30th, 2015. Backed once again by Best Drug Rehabilitation, ... school districts of Mendon and its neighboring town of Quincy, IL. Best Drug Rehabilitation’s ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... On May 30th, ... joined as sponsor of the “Music With A Mission” benefit concert in Mendon, IL. ... event was to raise money to support music education programs in the underfunded local ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... specialist, Dr. James Strawbridge, gives a new approach on solutions in his new ... with the employer and employees getting together for meaningful group meetings. "This would ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... a low cost. Personalized with practice contact information and logos, Calendars stand alone ... can also incorporate Calendars into seasonal mailings, thank you and welcome communications, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Interviews Country-Rock Duo Highway Run at the 2015 "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert 2Health News:New Video Released on "Music With A Mission" Benefit Concert Headlining Artist Cadillac Three & Best Drug Rehabilitation 2Health News:SmartPractice® Introduces 2016 Calendars for Dental Practice Giveaways 2
... CMP India and CMP Information,The Netherlands, is once ... Conference on Food Ingredients in Mumbai on,October 3-4th, 2008. ... Fi Events,held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa., ... took place in Mumbai in September 2006 for the ...
... provide the most effective treatments for cancer patients, it ... early detection of the disease. A team of ... has developed a system which aims to pinpoint potential ... this by looking at the structures of specific sugar ...
... Today, Congresswoman,Stephanie Tubbs Jones applauded the Senate passage ... by a veto-proof margin of 69 to,30. She ... my Senate colleagues passed bipartisan legislation,that will ensure ... doctors,by eliminating the physician pay cut, as well ...
... 9 A lawsuit charges,pharmaceutical giant Pfizer was ... public of potentially deadly side-effects associated with its ... the trade name,Chantix. The suit, brought by the ... suicide after using Chantix as prescribed. The victim,s,tragic ...
... may point to new targets for treatment, study says , , ... to one family,s hereditary form of atrial fibrillation may help ... heart rhythm problem, according to a new report. , ... was discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers studying a large family ...
... and CEO of the American,Association for Homecare, ... and providers are just as appalled as lawmakers ... used identification,numbers from deceased doctors to bilk millions ... providers and manufacturers represented by,the American Association for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CMP is Back This Year with Loads of Innovative Ideas and Varieties of Food Ingredients 2Health News:A short and sweet diagnosis for cancer? 2Health News:Chantix Blamed for Suicide in Lawsuit Against Pfizer Filed by Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris 2Health News:Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation 2Health News:Home Medical Equipment Providers Are Appalled by 'Dead-Doctor' Scam, Strongly Support Anti-Fraud Efforts to Protect Medicare System 2Health News:Home Medical Equipment Providers Are Appalled by 'Dead-Doctor' Scam, Strongly Support Anti-Fraud Efforts to Protect Medicare System 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... KONG , August 28, 2015 ... in collaboration with one of the leading academics in ... (current world record holder in life extension for model ... insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around ... The work has just been published as "Stability analysis of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today ... OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction ... demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize brand value ... countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO ... to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates our ability ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015 , Joint research by ... from Biostar , Published in ,Stem Cells Translational ... lifespan through multiple IV administration of Adipose-derived MSC ... expectancy found , Commercialization within 5 years expected ... possibility that adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may extend ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Korean Researchers Find the Possibility that Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) May Extend Lifespan 2
... 12 Novartis Pharma AG has entered into an agreement ... (iloperidone), a new oral medication that is approved by the ... of adults with schizophrenia. Novartis plans to launch Fanapt ... part of the agreement with Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novartis will ...
... Conn., Oct. 12 VION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC ... investment banking firm Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. to assist ... of a restructuring of the Company and its debt and ... may also consider financing options. , As previously reported, the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 2Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 3Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 4Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 5Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 6Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 7Novartis Enters Into Agreement for Exclusive US and Canadian Rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-Approved Oral Therapy for Schizophrenia 8Vion Pharmaceuticals Engages Merriman Curhan Ford to Evaluate Strategic Alternatives 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Engages Merriman Curhan Ford to Evaluate Strategic Alternatives 3
The Auto Suture™ SIGNET™ staplers place one staple each time the instrument handles are squeezed. The staples first penetrate the skin and are then formed, thus holding the tissue togethe...
The Auto Suture DFS stapler is a disposable fascia stapler. The stapler places one staple each time the instrument handles are activated. The staples first penetrate the fascia and are then formed, t...
... PROXIMATE RH skin stapler is a ... head assembly., ,PROXIMATE RH has improved ... along with a ratchet mechanism for easier ... a sterile, single patient use instrument designed ...
... two staggered rows of titanium staples in 30mm, ... up to three times for a maximum of ... for thick tissue. The TLV model fires vascular ... , Parallel jaw closure ensures that tissue is ...
Medicine Products: