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Glass of ice waterEating out can be an expense to your wallet and your health. Watch out for those extra, unnecessary calories when eating out.  What you drink counts as much as what you eat, and it can cost more as well.

Ordering a sugary drink in a restaurant can cost as much as $2.00, and this high price may make you want to drink more of the "free" refills "to get your money's worth".

However, drinking cup after cup of regular soda, sugar-sweetened teas and juice drinks costs the restaurant almost nothing, but can be very costly to your health. Don't buy "empty" extra calories. 

Most restaurants have healthy beverage options available, but to get the most refreshment for your buck, drink the free water and save yourself the money and the needless calories.

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