We are eating away from home now more than ever. Restaurant items are usually higher in fat, sugar and calories than the foods we cook and eat at home. People often think there are less calories in the meals they order than there are. You could be eating and drinking lots of extra calories without knowing it.
Most adults only need 2,000 calories each day. Knowing this can make the decision on whether or not to order a 1,000-calorie milkshake a little easier!
Here are some things to help you make better choices:
- Check calories in fast food items
- Make small changes that can cut your calories from fast food (PDF)
- See how calories add up from the things added to your sandwich (PDF)
Choosing foods with less calories makes a difference in your weight and your health.
Here are some tips when eating out.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.
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