How Ironic of you to ask, I was just working on adding a section about this to one of my blogs. I eat out constantly, working 10-6 daily with no fridgie in this joint.
Deciding where to eat all depends on your willpower and of course what phase you're on.
I, like Laurie always check websites of restaurants before I head out. You'd be surprised as even your local spots might have a site. And I, like Laurie LOVE Ruby Tuesdays. They have fantastic choices, I could go everyday!
Applebee's is great as long as you alter a few things. Their Veggie Patch Pizza is great as long as you ask for a wheat tortilla. Great variety of salads, just ask for dressing on the side. Artichoke and Spinach dip is great if you ask for fresh veggies instead of chips.
Taco Bell - Grab a taco salad and skip the bowl. Just don't eat it, you can do it. Ask for extra beans as their fat content is low and make sure you get chicken.
Subway's Salads are great for you, just make sure you don't add too much dressing, or use your own.
Chinese - See if you can find a place that does Mongolian BBQ, pick you own veggies, meat, and a light sauce and watch them cook it! If you can find a place that does light sauces with their entrees, order it without rice, or bring your own brown rice.
Look for local areas websites and check their menus.
Atkins taught me an important lesson, always ASK. Ask for changes, see what they have. Customize your order. Don't be afraid.
I have to run, it's 6:05 and Bry and the puppy are going to chew my arm off if I don't get out of here. Check my blog up and coming, I should have a post on what I do at different places soon.