It’s a lot easier to watch the calories when dining out…than it is to limit your sodium intake.
This article in the Wall Street Journal covers where the salt is…and how to limit your intake when dining out. My favorite tip (which I also discuss in my book, Eat Out Healthy), is to call the restaurant manager.
Too often people wait until they’re at the restaurant to discuss their dietary concerns with the server. Unfortunately, the server is often unacquainted with what’s happening back in the kitchen.
Instead, call ahead to the restaurant manager. They know what’s processed and what’s fresh (fresh meat and vegetables are naturally low in sodium). They also know what fresh seasonings are available as an option for typical high-sodium seasonings. Talking to the restaurant manager opens up a whole range of menu possibilities that fit into your dietary needs.