There’s nothing like chilling out with Netflix and Chinese takeout.
“Chinese food is a classic comfort food because it’s super-greasy, super-delicious, and is found all over the country in cities big and small,” says Isabel Smith, R.D., a New York City-based celebrity dietitian and fitness expert.
“Also, the menus don’t tend to differ,” she says. “So you almost always know what you’re getting into.”
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The obvious downside: If you do it wrong, it can be a gut bomb.
But don’t put down your chopsticks so fast.
Ordering Chinese food doesn’t have to wreck your diet-as long as you follow these 7 nutritionist-backed tips.
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