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Which Has Fewer Calories — a Ham and Cheese Sandwich or a Salad?

Do you feel virtuous when you order a salad for lunch? So many of us think a salad, instead of a sandwich, is the way to go if we’re trying to be healthy and/or calorie conscious. Somehow we’ve embraced the idea that salads are always a light and healthy choice. Sometimes they are – but […]

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Nine Easy Calorie Saving Tips

Are you worried about gaining weight over vacation or from eating too much at the weddings and parties you’re planning to attend? Have a plan — It could be your saving grace.  Think about how you want to handle yourself in the face of family picnics, barbecues, fresh strawberry shortcake, and ice cream cones with […]

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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Summer Drink?

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want some shade and something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of those cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised at the number of calories in a drink you’ve been having for […]

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Slow Down Your Eating And Feel Fuller – Really!

Do you wolf your food down so quickly that it’s gone before you realize you’ve eaten it all – and you’re left still hungry and staring at an empty plate? Slow down when you eat! People who eat quickly eat more calories than they would if they ate a bit more slowly. People who eat […]

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7 Ways To Cut Down On Pizza Calories

Have you had “a slice” recently?  If you did, consider it one of the 46 slices that American men, women, and children eat, on average, in a year. We eat a lot of pizza: 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants and pizza accounts for more than 10% of all […]

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Want To Avoid Seconds? Keep The Serving Dishes Off Of The Table

Do you skimp on putting food onto your plate thinking that it will keep your calorie count down? What happens?  You eat the skimpy portion – decide you’re still hungry – and then go back, maybe two or three times, for more. And if you keep the serving dishes on the table right in front […]

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Eat More: Add In Healthy Food To “Crowd Out” The Less Healthy Food

Eat more food.  But make it the healthy kind.  Think about adding vegetables, fruit, and some whole grains into your diet rather that focusing on what you shouldn’t eat and what you should take out. We’ve all had the kind of day when it seems that your stomach is a bottomless pit and you can’t […]

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15 Pretty Easy Ways To Burn 100 Calories

Want to burn some extra calories?  Try fitting in a couple of these activities in every day. A 150 pound person would burn around 100 calories by: Casually biking for 23 minutes Using the elliptical for 8 minutes Walking stairs for 11 minutes Doing yoga for 20 minutes Doing zumba for 11 minutes Doing pilates […]

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Vending Machines: What Are Your Favorite Letter/Number Combinations?

Sooner or later you’ll have your next sharing moment with a vending machine – you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines are everywhere – down the hall from your office or around the corner from your hotel room, in hospital waiting rooms, in train stations, and calling your name on […]

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Do Ballparks And Amusement Parks Mean Hotdogs, Peanuts, And Cotton Candy?

Seriously – you’re not going to a game or to go on rides without having something to eat and drink. That’s part of the fun. So what do you do with food vendors about every 20 feet hawking dogs, ice cream, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got […]

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