5. Pay attention to the buzz words
You can quickly spot the high-calorie dishes on the menu if you know what to look for. The terms, battered, gravy, breaded, creamy, smothered, crispy, a la crème, whipped, stuffed, crusted, glazed, sticky, gooey, and cheesy are indications of meals with extra calories you can do without. Positive terms like baked, grilled, seasoned, steamed, sautéed, and broiled might be attached to healthy choices.