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Healthy Tips for Restaurant Outings

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It is difficult to eat healthy with all the awesomely delicious restaurants out there so here are some tips to help keep you on the straight and narrow.

1. Skip the complimentary bread

2 Drink water not alcohol , soda or other sugary drinks

3. Order sauces and salad dressings on the side and ad to food sparingly

4. When eating pizza, order a thin crust instead of deep-dish and hand tossed thick crusts

5. When eating pasta ask for a lunch portion and order red sauces without meat

6. For Mexican food, choose corn instead of flour for less calories and more fiber, also swap rice for veggies whenever possible

7. Steaks, order lean pieces 3 oz. think the size of a deck of cards or bar of soap for example

Practicing all these tips should help cut calories the next time you dine out. In addition to these tips, ask for a “to go” box when your meal arrives and portion half of your entreé into the box before you start eating. You’ll cut calories and save money when you eat the other half of your dinner the next day.

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Home Sprouts

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Sprouts are good for you. They add to your raw food intake with lots of Vitamins, A, B and C with other benefits as well. What is great is that they only take 3-7 days to grow and require no soil or sun. They only need just a little bit of your time daily otherwise it is as easy as “just add water”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yogurt in Disguise

Commonly know as THE healthy desert to substitute for ice cream, it would seem weird to substitute yogurt in cooking especially for salty foods, but it can be pretty tasty and the health benefits are worth the try. Dips are traditional in many middle eastern cuisines, labneh, tzatziki, and mast-o-khiar are types of strained yogurt accented with different herbs.

Here are 5 substitutions that could work for you. Use low-fat or non-fat plain yogurt for great results. Use Greek yogurt for a higher protein content, less sodium and carbs to boost the nutrition level while cutting back on all the fat and calories that mayo, sour cream, heavy cream, or cream cheese have. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weight Creeping Up on You?

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Last Week, the New England Journal of Medicine published findings on a long term weight gain study, people were monitored and they found that the participants gained an average of 3.35 pounds over a 4 year period and 16.8 pounds over 20 years. Lifestyle and diet changes were scrutinized.

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