Q: What are your two best dining-out tips for dieters?
JM: Set yourself up for success and pick places with healthy options on the menu. Practice some behavioral techniques like asking the waiter not to bring bread so you won't be tempted. Pour salt on your food when you are finished eating so you don't keep picking long after you have felt full. Willpower is a fleeting moment of bravado. Act on that moment, and save yourself the struggle of being tempted.
BH: Get your salad dressing on the side! Also, have them box up half of your entrée and take it home with you, so you are basically getting two meals for the price of one.