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Here is a good example from everyday fast food to demonstrate the caloric difference between grilled and fried chicken. A fried Chick-fil-A sandwich has 430 calories and 17 grams of fat while a chargrilled chicken sandwich at the same restaurant only has 290 calories and 4 grams of fat. Knowledge is power when it comes to your diet, and counting calories is a great way to get knowledge.
In my travels sometimes I splurge on food that I would not have eaten on a normal day, but I try to only splurge on 1 item. For example if I decided to splurge on the fried sandwich I would get a salad instead of french fries, but if I got the grilled sandwich I might just treat myself to those french fries. I also try to make sure I am active when I travel as well to help counteract some of those little splurges.