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.

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!