Here is the guide to help low-carb dieters maintain their eating programme when dining out. Travel and food writer Cheri Sicard, a low-carb dieter herself, gives specific menu choices and tips for choosing low-carb meals in any restaurant, including over 100 national chains that range from fast-food to casual-eating to high-end dining establishments. Each restaurant chain description includes location and culinary speciality, and is rated by a star system ranging from one (I hope you're t too hungry) to five (Wow, you call this dieting?). This essential dieting tool also provides recommendations for the chain's best menu choices (along with carb counts and calories) and carb-reducing tips (order au jus instead of gravy with your roast beef). Restaurants include: McDonalds, Burger King, TacoBell, KFC, Denny's, IHOP, Chili's, Applebee's, The Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Benihana, Houston's, Morton's, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
Cheri Sicard is the co-creator and on-line editor for FabulousFoods.com. Her food and travel articles have appeared in many publications and websites including The Boston Herald, iChef.com, and Practical Kitchen.com. She lives in Los Angeles.