Nothing is harder than staying lean when your health and welfare is at the hands of a series of short-order cooks and Hell's Kitchen wannabes. Your taste buds are their concern; your health isn't. But that doesn't mean that to stay slim, you have to be a culinary wallflower. Here are some secrets for eating healthfully even when a stranger is doing the cooking.

And for even more ways to upgrade your diet and get lean for good, check out The Lean Belly Prescription by Dr. Travis Stork, host of TV's The Doctors. It's filled with simple strategies that will help you lose weight the same way you gained it: By making easy lifestyle choices that will transform your body -- this time, for the better.

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