Weight Loss Tip of the Day

In real life, you can’t always cook your meals or eat at the dinner table. Here are some ways to make healthy choices when you’re on the go:

* Choose a salad or a grilled chicken sandwich (not fried) instead of a burger at fast-food restaurants.

* If you really want that burger, make it a small one without sauce, and pass up or split an order of fries with a friend.

* Skip thick, creamy sauces.

* Take ready-made, low-fat snacks with you to work. Try graham crackers or pretzels. Or, make your own snack bag with baby carrots (as many as you want), raisins, or nuts (no more than a small handful, since nuts and raisins are high in calories).

* Balance your meals throughout the day. If you have a high-fat or high-calorie breakfast or lunch, make sure you eat a low-fat dinner.

(Source: National Institute of Diabetes & Digestion & Kidney Disease)

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“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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