Two words on a menu that should give you the clues that it might not be the best choice for your diet. They are "crispy" and "crunchy". They are signs that the food has been deep-fried or contains high amounts of sugar or trans fat- as it gives the crunch.
Another thing to do to help.... Share a main dish like a pizza, and order your own salad to crowd out your meal with vegetables.
Order with dessert in mind. If you know you love the Bananas Foster at a place, own that fact and it will help you order less of everything else. Chances are by the time you get to dessert, you won't want it. Ha! Who am I kidding, there is no such thing as a bad Bananas Foster.