6. Tailor the meal
There’s no harm in requesting a change in the menu. Ask for steamed veggies instead of creamy potato salads or greasy fries. If you don’t want your chicken smothered in sauce, ask them to put the sauce on the side or leave it out altogether. Get the salad dressing on the side as most dressings are loaded with calories. Ask them to lighten up on the cheese if you’re having pizza. You can also ask them to leave out the breading on your vegetables.