Think 3 things when choosing what to eat: Low fat, High fiber, Low sugar. If you stick with foods in those categories in reasonable portions and exercise consistently, you'll have no trouble maintaining your weight.
Remember that snacks and treats are two different things. Snacks are smaller portioned healthy foods meant to tide you over until your next meal. A treat is just that -- VERY occasional.
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I have a Food On The Go Pocket Guide that fits in my purse, A guide to making wise choices when eating out. It lists restaurants , healthiest food at that restaurant and calories, fiber etc. I also try and look at this book and a menu before getting to the restaurant4
Lighten Up: 20 Tasty & Healthy Recipes for the New Year from Mr. Food
Per website, "healthy appetizers & bites and soups & salads to easy main dish recipes & light easy desserts. Great-tasting recipes are simple to make, so it's easier to eat smart this year. Our lighter versions taste decadent but will keep you on track, whether looking to lose weight or simply eat healthier. Also got the tools needed to make healthy choices: include an informative guide on sizing up a serving & a portion, and each recipe in free eCookbook features complete nutritional information."
While these recipes are not totally without fat, sodium and/or calories they are better then what is in a regular cookbook. Go to: http://www.mrfood.com/Editors-Picks/Lighten-Up-20-Tasty-and-Healthy-Recipes-for-the-New-Year-from-MrFood
We just went to IHop this weekend and were pleasantly surprised to see the calorie counts on every menu item with some items labeled "simple and fit". Also, on several pages, they had guides as to how one could reduce calories further. It was both helpful AND revealing especially to see how many calories our "used to be" favorite pancakes were!! There are plenty of reasonable and delicious choices and of course you don't have to eat everything on your plate!!
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