The Hungry Girl's Dining-Out Survival Guide

Eat healthy even at a restaurant with these easy-to-follow strategies from the Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien.

The Hungry Girl's Dining-Out Survival Guide

You don't always have to cook to maintain a healthy diet. Just keep these healthy eating tips and strategies in mind when eating out and you can enjoy your favorite dishes without gaining weight.

Chinese Food Tips

Love fried dumplings and shrimp lo mein? There's a better way to go that will satisfy the same cravings. You don't need to skip the appetizer, either: Just get the dumplings steamed, not fried. And keep the shrimp, but make it steamed shrimp with vegetables and a side of brown rice. The veggies and brown rice bring filling fiber to the table, which is great!

Other great choices: Soup (egg drop, wonton, or hot and sour), moo goo gai pan (which is just chicken with mushrooms), and Buddha's feast (mixed veggies, sometimes with tofu). And go ahead and have that fortune cookie: They're only about 30 calories.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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