Hungry Girl: Lisa Lillien

Lisa Lillien shares how her love of healthy food led to her career-path as "Hungry Girl."
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I'm not a nutritionist, I'm just hungry, and my insane love of food kept me struggling with an extra 15 to 20 pounds for most of my life. A complete food makeover and shift in my mindset helped me drop that weight. My desire to control EVERYTHING (and my love of cute pants) keeps me on track, weight-wise.

Hungry Girl (HG) is born
While speeding toward a food lab, an hour away from my house, to have the caloric counts of some so-called "guilt-free" pastries tested, I realized I was, well, "different." After finding out those treats had twice as many calories as I thought they did, I knew I needed to find a way to help dieters on a grand scale. And so was born. Now I get to share my food finds, tips, tricks, reviews and recipes with hundreds of thousands of people every day.

Biggest Weakness: French Fries

Food Eaten Most Often: Sushi

Favorite Guilt-Free Indulgence: Vitalicious VitaTops

Secret Weapon: Fiber One (for guilt-free faux frying!)

What I love best about Hungry Girl: Helping people—and all the food I get to taste!

Biggest Challenge: All that food!

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Cover buffets, holidays, food courts, restaurants, cocktail parties, brunches and many more. They're no match for HG! My tips and tricks will help get you through life's toughest eating challenges. I'll help you figure out the right/best thing to eat in any situation.

We're also asking for your input. Tell us where you'd like Hungry Girl to go to review menu items and offer her suggestions.

Hungry Girl, aka Lisa Lillien, distributes her tips, tricks and takes on new food products through her daily emails and Web site. Check out

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