Hungry Girl's Weight Loss Rules

Follow these guidelines on how to eat to lose weight.

Hungry Girl's Weight Loss Rules

Cooking at home is the best way to ensure you're eating healthy food, but with a little know-how, restaurant menus don't have to be a dieting minefield. Slim down this year with Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien's food rules for 2013 for dining out (and in)!

Make a Plan

Before you go out, find the menu online and decide what to eat. That way you can estimate how many calories and how much fat you'll be consuming and plan accordingly. When you arrive, ignore the specials and order what you know.

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