GOING OUT TO EAT IS DIFFICULT. THERE ARE A LOT OF TEMPTATIONS AND UNHEALTHY DISHES OUT THERE, SO HERE ARE SOME METHODS TO WATCH WHAT YOU ARE EATING WHILE EATING OUT.
1) Side Salad: Skip the fries, fully loaded potatoes, or other deep fried side dishes. Instead, substitute it for a salad on the side which is much lower in calories. This seems like an obvious choice but don't forget about it. You can even substitute for vegetables or rice at most restaurants.
2) Light Beer: Yes sometimes you do want alcohol to go along with your meal. Sticking to light beer will help you feel less bloated and save on calories. Skip the super sugary drinks and heavy lagers which are much higher in calories.
3) Protein Heavy Meals: Protein heavy meals (such as steaks) are good because they provide more nutrients as opposed to carbohydrate heavy meals. Protein also helps build muscle, so why wouldn't you get food that will help you make gains?
4) Change Sauces: Avoid heavy creamy sauces which add a lot of calories to a meal. Ask for sauces on the side of if you can substitute it for something else that is not as calorie dense. If you have the sauces on the side, you can dip your food instead of smothering it in the sauce!