How to Get Back on the Weight-Loss Wagon

We asked top nutrition experts for their best tips to help you get back on track once you've been bumped off (10 Photos)

Heidi McIndoo on Oct 4, 2011 at 4:02PM

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How to Get Back on the Weight-Loss Wagon

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When You're On the Road, It's Difficult to Find Healthy Choices

Finding healthy foods and controlling portions can be challenging when you’re away from home. You’re at the mercy of the food you can find on your plane, train, bus station, or rest stop. One way to stay on the slimming track: Bring healthful snacks with you so you don’t cave into high calorie temptations, recommends Victoria Shanta Retelny, registered dietitian and author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods. “Toss sliced vegetables, dried or fresh fruit, cheese sticks, rice cakes or whole grain crackers in a plastic bag to nosh when you’re traveling. And don’t forget some water so you can skip the high calorie, sugar-filled drinks.” Once you’re at your hotel or a restaurant, Retelny advises to use what you have available to help keep portions in check. “Think about it this way: 1 cup = fist, ½ cup = cupped hand, 3 oz = palm, 1 tablespoon = thumb, 1 teaspoon = thumb tip.” This will help you cut those restaurant super-sized portions down to a healthier size

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