Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make

Smart expert solutions help get you back on track (11 Photos)

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:01AM

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Diet Mistakes Even Smart Women Make

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Eating Six Small Meals A Day

Where the small, frequent meal advice becomes a trap is the size of the meal, says Reyna Franco, MS, a registered dietitian and personal trainer in New York City. Rather than divvy up the calories of three regular meals into six smaller portions about 250 to 350 calories apiece, “some people actually consume six full-size meals and end up overeating,” says Franco.

Fast Fix: “Use a calorie-tracking app so you can see how many calories you’re actually eating,” suggests Franco. For instance, try MyFitnessPal, a free app that works on iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

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