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Health.com: 7 Restaurant Mistakes Healthy People Make

Don't OD on Olive Oil

You feel oh-so-virtuous dipping your bread in olive oil, but dunking can be a waistline wrecker. "It's still all fat and it's calorie dense, and bread soaks it up like a sponge," says Wendy Bazilian, author of "The SuperFoods Rx Diet." Dip and devour two slices and you'll be at around 380 calories, or 75% to 90% of what most women should have for the whole meal. Butter is easier to keep track of (a thumbnail-size pat is about 45 calories), but it contains saturated fat.

Solution: Go with heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil, but add balsamic vinegar to cut fat and calories and boost flavor, says Keri Gans, RD, author of "The Small Change Diet." Drizzle it on with a fork.

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