David Zinczenko, author of “Eat This, Not That! 2012: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution,” compared menu choices from several popular chain restaurants on NBC's "TODAY." Is it safer to go with the salad? The burger? Seventeen bowls of instant macaroni and cheese?
Watch the above video to find out what healthier alternatives you should choose on your next restaurant outing.
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