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Having fast food? Order it your way

Updated: 05-15-2013

You can eat healthy away from home, even at fast-food restaurants. If you're ordering fast food, don't settle for what comes with your sandwich or meal. Ask for healthier options and substitutions. For example, ask for reduced-fat mayo or mustard on your sandwich. Or at a fast-food Mexican restaurant, request salsa with your meal instead of cheese sauce. Avoid special dressings, tartar sauce, sour cream and other high-calorie condiments.