”The Hungry Girl Food Plan” Promises Real Weight Loss

March 25, 2014
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Cooking your own meals is the best way to ensure you’re truly eating healthy food, but with a little know-how, you can eat out without compromising your diet.

“The Hungry Girl food plan” provides simple ways to enjoy delicious foods and still lose weight. The diet is realistic, flexible and easy to follow.

Some people do well on new diets but have problems reaching their goals when they get stuck on a plateau. With the Hungry Girl Diet (HGD), you can kick your weight loss into high gear and experience real results.

If you want to take the guesswork out of weight loss and get excited about eating, the HGD will help you reach your goals without compromising your lifestyle and your way of eating.

Rules for eating out

Always prepare before you eat out. Choose the restaurant in advance and check out the menu online to decide what you’ll have. Planning ahead will let you count your calories and the amount of fat contained within each dish.

When you get to the restaurant, avoid the specials and order the meal you decided on.

While you’re checking out the menu, skip over those sneaky terms that mean “high calorie.” For instance, “grandma’s” “homemade” and “legendary” are not usually associated with low calorie recipes.

Always order an appetizer, but stick to safe ones, like a shrimp cocktail or another lean protein dish. In this way, you’ll consume fewer calories when your main course arrives.

Finally, dress up when you’re going out. If you make dinner an event, you’ll pay more attention to your dinner choices and consume fewer calories.

Rules for ordering in

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You can still order in and lose weight. If you’re in the mood for pizza, go ahead and order in.

However, you need to choose healthy ingredients. Order the thin crust instead of the deep pan pizzas and limit the cheese to the top of the pizza – not piped into the crust.

Veggies usually make for better toppings than pepperoni, sausage and other meats. However, watch out for some vegetables.

For instance, eggplant is usually breaded and fried, which will add over 300 calories to a slice of pizza.

Therefore, stick to toppings like onions, peppers, pineapples and mushrooms on a thin crust pizza and each slice will be just about 150 calories.

Always order your dressings on the side or place your dressings in a small cup when you’re making your own at home.

It’s better to dip your salad into the dressing than to pour it over your foods – you’ll save at least a hundred calories by dipping! Instead of creamy rich dressings, choose salsa or plain balsamic vinegar for your salads.

Rules for eating at home

Slow down. Eating slow is a proven way to avoid overeating. If you have a hard time slowing down, try using chopsticks instead of the traditional fork. If you’re not skilled, that’s a good thing. Trying to maneuver those sticks will force you to eat slowly.

Try making new versions of your favorite meals. Oftentimes, substituting an ingredient or two will not affect the overall taste but will reduce the total calories per serving. So start experimenting in the kitchen to make healthier versions of your favorite dishes.

A final tip from the HGD is to start with soup. Soups are low-calorie and low-fat. Sip on some soup if you’re hungry between meals.

You could also have a bowl of soup before your main meal so you won’t have to fill up on high-calorie food. A simple chicken noodle or egg drop soup has only 100 calories and 5 grams of fat.

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