January is the most popular month of the year for people to begin diets, and the old joke goes that February is the most popular month of the year for people to give up on diets. One of the hardest parts of dieting, or just eating healthy, is figuring out the nutritional information for food when you are eating out.
Most fast food and chain restaurant websites now contain not only the full nutritional information for their menus, but the ability to customize dishes and get whole meal nutritional information. The sample picture below is from the popular soup & pastry chain Panera. Their website allows you to customize your meal (even selecting/deselecting the toppings.)
Here are some links to popular restaurants’ nutritional calculators.
If you’re counting calories, you might also want to check out our review of the MyFitnessPal app  – a handy way to count calories on the go.