Plan ahead and embrace the challenges of healthy eating.

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Plan ahead and embrace the challenges of healthy eating.

Losing weight would be easy if it weren't for eating out… special occasions… dinner parties… travel… friends…holidays… OK, losing weight in the real world is never easy-but it's certainly possible. You simply need to plan ahead and embrace the challenges.

Articles, tips and community discussion:

Navigate Challenges: Traveling & Eating Out

* 4 ways to stick to your weight-loss plan when you travel

* How to stay on track when eating out

* 6 strategies for savvy ordering in a restaurant

* 3 ways to eat healthfully while traveling

* Healthy snacks to take along

* 5 foods to choose when you're on the road

Navigate Challenges: Parties & Special Occasions

* Beat winter weight gain

* Tips to survive summer BBQ season

* 4 tricks to enjoy parties & special occasions without busting your diet

* 7 tips for healthy holiday eating

* 6 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving


Tools to help you this week:

Quick Tips When Eating Out

Healthy Snacks: Cheesy Popcorn

Healthy Snacks: Secret Weapon Gorp

Healthy Snacks: Cereal Mix

Photo Caption: Plan ahead for healthy eating challenges by bringing a Healthy Appetizer Recipe to share.