03/17/2012 10:59 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2012

How To Dine Out Like A Health Pro

By Leslie Barrie

You've heard how diet-unfriendly dining out can be (2,120 calories for cheese fries with chili and ranch dressing at Chili's!), but healthy, low-cal options do exist at your favorite chain restaurants. "You just have to know what and how to order," says Cynthia Sass, R.D., author of "S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches."

Many chains are expanding the healthy fare sections of their menus. Follow the lead of these famous diet doctors, nutritionists and trainers, who swap sauces, skinny up cocktails and even order off the menu.

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