Take fast food menus, for example: At Wendy's, the most caloric salad is the Spicy Chicken Caesar, which rings in at The Taco Salad has calories.

The Son of a Baconator is calories. A customer could even order a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger with a small order of fries and consume fewer calories than that Chicken Caesar.

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Beware the 'healthy' section! Cheesecake Factory puts a max calorie count on its SkinnyLicious section, but other menus might call a dish 'healthy' even though it's high-cal.

Don't take the 'healthy section' label for granted. There are no laws regulating what can be called 'healthy' — so just because a menu puts a dish under the 'healthy' section doesn't mean it's not high in calories, fat, sodium, cholesterol, or other not-god-for-you things. The healthy section is certainly a good place to start, but it's worth going over your order with a discerning eye, and not just assuming it's low in calories just because it's under a 'healthy' headline.

Beware of the 'health halo'. As Insider and Women's Health point out, it's easy to let a single healthy element convince you the whole dish is healthy. But just because something has fruit or vegetables in it — like fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, or cheesecake with strawberries — doesn't mean it's a healthy choice.

Don't let healthy-sounding keywords cause you to gloss over the fact that the rest of a dish is full of fat or sugar. Avoid words like 'crispy' and 'breaded' — which is often code for 'fried'. Of course, this is not a hard and fast rule, since 'crispy' could also refer to fresh vegetables.

7 sneaky things things to avoid when dining out on a diet

But often, 'crispy' is used to make fried chicken, potatoes, and onion rings sound more enticing. A breaded dish could also be baked, but that's not often the case — especially in restaurants. For healthier options, it's better if a dish is grilled, baked, steamed, or broiled. Don't let the fruit fool you! Just because something has vegetables or fruit in it doesn't mean it's low-calorie.

Learn to look out for dangerous words like 'crispy' - which really means 'fried' - and 'creamy' which usually means it has been made with high-calorie butter and cream. Stay away from 'creamy' foods, too. Again, this is a general rule that has exceptions. But for the most part, a dish that is 'creamy' is made with, well, cream.

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And butter. Creamy sauces on pasta and meat, creamy mashed potatoes, and creamy soups typically pack on the calories and fat. Don't let dips fool you. Guacamole, hummus, and spinach dip can all be healthy snacks — if not for the much less healthy foods used for scooping them up. Tortilla chips, pita, and other types of breads and crackers add extra fat to otherwise smart dips, and can pack on calories before a meal.

If you want to order guac or hummus and don't feel incline to eat it with a spoon, be conscious of your chip or bread intake. Instead, try to load up more dip onto fewer chips. What's on your plate is likely much more than a serving size. At some restaurants, it might be shocking to learn just how many servings are on the plate, as restaurants aim to justify the price of a menu item by giving customers more of it.

Familiarize yourself with what a serving of meat, pasta, rice, or cheese really looks like, and keep those measurements in mind when you sit down at the table. For example, a serving of cooked meat is just three ounces, which looks about the same size as a deck of cards. A single serving of cooked pasta or vegetavkes is one cup, which is about the size of a baseball, and a serving of cheese is just 1.

Instead of eating the whole thing, it's then easier to separate off a single serving and box up the rest for later. Trying to stay healthy?

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