A recent study published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior gave 6 tips for eating out while following a weight gain prevention program. The study suggests asking for half of your meal to be boxed up to go immediately and check the calorie counts of the restaurant online before you dine. Also, budget your calories--if you know you are eating out for dinner, have a light lunch. Pay attention to what you're eating and enjoy the experince. Avoid "unloved" calories--skip the food you feel neutral about. And always order dressings, sauces and gravy on the side so you control the amount on your food. You can use these tips to help you stay on course while dieting.