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Don't Let Fast Food Weigh You Down

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Beware of Salad Dressing

An otherwise healthy salad can become a diet disaster if it's loaded with fatty dressing. To avoid this pitfall, try this trick: Ask for your dressing on the side, and dip your fork into the dressing before loading it up with a bite of salad. You'll still get the taste of salad dressing on every bite, but will consume only a fraction of what you are given.

Another sure-fire way to nutritionally ruin a salad is to add fatty, unhealthy toppings like bacon, cheese, croutons, and fried food. Load it up with fresh veggies, grilled toppings, and a lighter dressing, like olive oil and vinegar, instead.

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September 1, 2014

Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.

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