One of the highlights of Valentine's Day is going out to a fancy dinner, and if you're on a diet, you don't want to just get a salad. According to, here are some tips that can help you enjoy your meal, while not worrying about your waistline.


- Find out how the dish is prepared - If the dish fried, creamed or drenched in butter? That can have a big impact on all your hard work.

- Rethink the use of condiments - These are usually loaded with sodium, so try replacing them with herbs and spices.

- Choose a restaurant chain - You may no like the idea, however they are required to list their calorie counts on the menu.

- Order appetizers as entrees - They are usually smaller in size, and you tend to eat everything you order.