Decoding Menuspeak: Navigating the Perilous World of Restaurant Menus

by | Jun 10, 2013

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One of the most difficult things for a foodist is finding healthy options when you aren’t in your own kitchen.

In restaurants eating healthy is particularly tricky, since even healthy sounding dishes can harbor ingredients that add hundreds more calories than you expect. This effect is known as the health halo.

Of course, if you want to splurge every now and then I more than encourage it. The trick is making sure you know when you are or aren’t making healthy choices, and doing so intentionally.

Below is an excerpt from my new book, Foodist, on how to decode the secret language of restaurant menus to avoid unnecessary healthstyle pitfalls.
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