How to Order Take Out and NOT Gain Weight

As temperatures dip and schedules fill up, curling up at home with a container full of hot [insert favorite take out restaurant here] starts sounding better and better. The only issue with going into hibernation mode with a big bag Mama Giada’s Italian Restaurant by your side is the matter of your waistline. When you eat food prepared in a restaurant you’re bound to consume more calories than if you had cooked at home, but how you order can mean the difference between 20 extra calories and over 200. Mexican? Chinese? Indian? Pick your cuisine. Whatever your go-to take out joint is there’s a way to navigate the menu that won’t pack on the pounds.

Scroll through to find out how to eat your favorites without gaining weight!