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    Dining out is not just for special occasions anymore. We dine out because we are tired after a long day of work or just don’t like to cook. But when you’re eating out you don’t have to commit nutritional and calorie hara-kiri. Even in a restaurant you can make healthy, satisfying choices. Here are a few pointers: Portions Try ordering an appetizer for a meal. Choose several healthy options from the sides menu to create a complete meal. I will get a cup of broth-based soup, double side of...Read More
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    Sometimes what you have stocked at home makes all the difference in losing weight and keeping it off. Here are some suggestions to have on hand to make healthy meals: Bottled sundried tomatoes packed with oil Jarred roasted red peppers Jarred marinated artichoke hearts Healthy oils: olive and canola Vinegars: white balsamic, seasoned rice, apple cider, red wine Canned beans: black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, navy beans, or cannellini beans Sea salt Pepper Spices Dried herbs Several Mrs. Dash...Read More
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    Although the calorie counts at some eateries may seem dismal to someone embarking on a weight-loss journey, smart ordering can keep you on track. Do you know which option is your best bet?   1. You’re at a donut shop. What are you ordering? A. An old-fashioned cake donut B. A croissant sandwich with egg C. An egg white sandwich Answer: The egg white sandwich with veggies at Dunkin’ Donuts is a good option at 280 calories and 10 grams of fat—better than an egg croissant sandwich at 480...Read More

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Marie Suszynski

Marie Suszynski has a passion for writing about food, exercise, and weight loss. But the versatile health and science writer has actually written about everything from cancer to skin care to sex. She has been a contributing writer to more than a dozen Prevention-branded books about diabetes, nutrition, weight loss, and menopause. She also has written hundreds of health articles for websites, including WebMD and Everyday Health. And here's the amazing part - she does it all while caring for her two...

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