Why should I be cautious when eating out?

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Natalie Castro-Romero, MS, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
If you eat out regularly, you may be in for a shock. The calorie and fat content of your favorite meals, even many healthy-sounding foods, may be much higher than expected. Restaurant food often contains far more sodium and fat than home-cooked food and the portions are much larger. That’s why it’s so important to have information about food when you’re eating out.

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