6 Tips for Eating Healthier when you Eat Out

Healthy Eating RestaurantsWhen most people think about going out to eat, they picture endless (free) bread and drink refills, giant man-sized portions that only Champion-Eater Joey Chestnut should be able to finish, and menus loaded with high-definition photos of dishes that make you fatter just by looking at them.

But, while most restaurants are guilty of doing seemingly everything they can to sabotage healthy diets everywhere, this doesn’t mean you can’t find healthy and waist-cinching meals outside your own home/ dorm room.

If you want to be able to eat out and enjoy your food without worrying about destroying your sleek and sexy figure, just master these 6 simple fat-fighting restaurant strategies!

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Top 3 Reasons Why the Paleo Diet is Bad for Women

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For those of you who haven’t heard, there’s this new fad out right now called the “paleo diet”.

Based on the principle that food was a whole lot healthier back before humans started processing it and putting it back together in pretty packages, the diet preaches that followers should eat an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, and nuts… and should completely avoid anything processed.

When I first heard about this diet, I thought it sounded pretty similar to the way I have been eating for the past five years. I figured it was the same old story -- some slick person with great marketing skills stumbled upon something that has existed for years & years ("healthy eating"), put a strange spin on it (the "paleo diet" lets you eat insects!) and slaps a name on it to make money. Ha!

But, before you go jumping on the paleo bandwagon, riding off into the stone age, and then posting about it on your twitter accounts…  let me warn you: Don’t fall for it, ladies!!!

For, though the premise behind the paleo diet is somewhat admirable, there are actually quite a few major problems with it in practice…

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