Restaurant Road Rules - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Restaurant Road Rules

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA, Ga. - It's the Summertime. Time for vacationing and tons of dining on the run. Registered dietitian and nutrition adviser Carolyn O'Neil spoke with Good Day Atlanta anchor Ron Gant and gave him a couple of tips on making Summertime restaurant trips as healthy as possible.

Map Out Menu Choices

  • Check out menu choices online before you dine. Nutrition information can help you see the burger you really want has more protein and fewer calories than some of the entree salads.

Look Both Ways

  • Look around to get a visual on portion sizes. Way too large? Split the entree or plan to box up half for carryout.
  • Green veggie sides too small? Ask for a bigger portion to equal at least one cup.

Signal Your Intentions

  • Be specific about what you want or don’t want. Ask for lemon wedges or hot sauce to add pizzazz so you don’t need as much salt. Ask for your grilled fish to be lightly brushed with oil. Ask for rich sauces and salad dressings to be served on the side.

Watch Out for Road Hazards

  • Overindulging on bread or chips before the meal (dunking bread dipped into olive oil can add up to 500 calories before your entree arrives!)
  • Drowning your salad in dressing (ask for it to be lightly dressed or dressing on the side. Ask for balsamic vinegar to up flavor on salads with zero calories)
  • Downing large glasses of sugar sweetened beverages (choose cocktails with fewer calories too such as vodka and soda, light beer or dry white wine)
  • Enjoy the Ride!
  • Enjoy the conversation and atmosphere as much as the cuisine. Slow down and take in the experience!
  • More Health NewsMore>>

  • Patients urged to 'partner' with caregivers

    Patients urged to 'partner' with caregivers

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:00:32 GMT
    One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
    One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
  • Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

    Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

    FOX Medical TeamFOX Medical Team
    A summer camp for children with Tourette's syndrome is helping children embrace their disorder.
    A summer camp for children with Tourette's syndrome is helping children embrace their disorder.
  • Doctors: read to babies early, often

    Doctors: read to babies early, often

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:08:53 GMT
    The country’s largest pediatricians group is telling parents to get reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics says reading should be an everyday ritual, beginning when your child is just a baby.
    The country’s largest pediatricians group is telling parents to get reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics says reading should be an everyday ritual, beginning when your child is just a baby.
  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Juvenile Justice career opportunities

    Juvenile Justice career opportunities

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:06:53 GMT
    The Department of Juvenile Justice is rolling out the agency’s summer recruitment schedule to connect with eligible applicants searching for full time placement in juvenile corrections career positions.
    The Department of Juvenile Justice is rolling out the agency’s summer recruitment schedule to connect with eligible applicants searching for full time placement in juvenile corrections career positions.
  • Explore, Learn About Nature At Elachee Nature Science Center

    Explore, Learn About Nature At Elachee Nature Science Center

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:34:54 GMT
    Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore nature. And there's no better place to do it than at one of North Georgia's most beautiful and unique environmental education centers.
    Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore nature. And there's no better place to do it than at one of North Georgia's most beautiful and unique environmental education centers.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices