When dining out, instead of the starchy side dish (I'm talking to you, potatoes, rice and pasta!) that comes with your entree, ask for two sides of veggies, or for an extra side-salad. The restaurant might even give you a choice - check out the vegetable sides that come with other entrees and choose from those. Just beware sauces and oils . . . ask for the veg steamed and your sauce on the side.