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October 27, 2009

On a recent episode of The Biggest Loser, the contestants had a challenge where they had to guess which of three meals was the healthiest. The correct answer turned out to be the dish with the fewest number of calories (chicken with spinach), but watching the segment got me thinking. While it's true that choosing low-cal options can help you slim down, it shouldn't be the sole factor in deciding what to eat. There are plenty of comparatively high-calorie foods that are full of fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals. When it comes to making dining decisions, I'm learning to look at the entire food label--not just the top line.

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