• Curb portions: Always order for one if you are two people and if you are alone set aside some of what is on your plate to bring home. • Resist refined carbohydrates. • Load your plate with colorful choices at the salad bar with vegetables, fruits, and small amounts of lean protein. Skip the creamy dressings. • Choose dishes that are grilled, roasted, steamed, or sautéed. • Don’t be afraid to request a salad, vegetables, or fruit instead of starchy side dishes. • If you are a non–vegetarian, order only fish or seafood. • If you decide to have dessert, share it with your dining companion(s).