With award-winning restaurants and innovative chefs offering outstanding food throughout the Bay Area, it’s easy to understand why people in the region go out to eat an average of three times a week, according to Zagat’s 2013 Top Restaurants in America Survey. Yet there’s a downside to all this delicious food: Numerous studies show that people consume significantly more calories when dining out than eating at home.
But that doesn’t mean you should never go to restaurants. “The whole point of dining out is to have an enjoyable experience,” Sashi Amara, M.D., a Mills-Peninsula internal medicine physician, says. “With some advance planning, smart decision making and portion size control, you can still enjoy restaurants but do so in a healthy way.” Read More about Eating Out, the Healthy Way
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