How Far Do You Have To Walk To Burn Off Your Easter Candy?

If you want to attempt to walk off the chocolate bunnies, jellybeans, and Peeps: It takes a herculean effort to walk off lots of calories. It’s easier and more efficient to cut down on portion size. In case you want to make an attempt “to walk” off your candy indulgence: If this is the candy […]

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Easter candy, 100 and 200 calories

How Much Easter Candy Can You Eat For 100 and 200 Calories?

Do you need a reason to splurge on a holiday – it is a celebration, after all? But, in case you want to “carefully” indulge on Easter candy, here’s how much of your favorite candy you can gobble down to the tune of 100 calories: 17 Brach’s jellybeans = 102 calories (6 calories each) 5 […]

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Bunnies and Eggs Come In All Shades of Chocolate

Peeps, jellybeans, and Cadbury eggs are extremely popular types of Easter candy, but on Easter kids head for chocolate Easter bunnies first. No matter how old we are, we all have our preferred way of attacking the chocolate rabbit. Just so you know where you rank, 76% of us eat the ears first, 13% bite […]

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Marshmallow PEEPs

Marshmallow Peeps: do you love ‘em or hate ‘em?

If you have a thing for the fluorescent marshmallow bunnies and chicks that were hatched over 50 years ago, you’re not alone. They got their name – PEEPS — because they were originally modeled after the yellow chick.  Now they’re made for Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day, too — so you can get them in […]

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Jellybeans: Do You Eat Them By The Handful Or One-By-One?

Jellybeans: do you think they should they should come with a warning label, “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?” Seriously – it’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth! The Birth Of The Jellybean […]

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8 Ways To Save Calories When You Order Fast Food

Tip 1. Know your setting: pace yourself in the “speed eating” environment of fast food restaurants. Restaurant decor of fast food restaurants is not an accident — it is designed with the intention of getting you to eat and run. The red and gold color schemes in many fast food and Chinese restaurants encourage you […]

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Irish Soda Bread Or Green Bagels?

It’s not too hard to find green bagels, beer, or green milkshakes on St. Patrick’s Day in the US. There’s also corned beef and cabbage – and “Irish soda bread” with a cruciform, or cross, slashed on top.  Have you ever wondered why the shape of the cross is slashed on the top of the bread […]

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Seven Ways To Cut Down On Pizza Calories

If your mouth starts watering at the thought of melted cheese and pepperoni or veggies on some kind of crust, take comfort that you fit the stats: [Tweet “American men, women, and children eat, on average, 46 slices of pizza a year.”] 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly In the US, 61% prefer regular thin […]

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Girl Scout Cookies: the original recipe and more …

Thin Mints may account for 25% of Girl Scout cookie sales, but the thin chocolate wafers bear little resemblance (other than being cookies) to the original girl scout cookies. The first Girl Scout troop was organized over a hundred years ago (March 12, 1912) in Savannah, Georgia. Selling cookies — a way to finance troop […]

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Will Your Chocolate Bar Keep You Awake?

Do you hit the chocolate at night, or maybe mid-afternoon? Does your chocolate nibbling follow a chocolate dessert from earlier in the day, or a hot chocolate, or some samples of chocolate candy? And perhaps all of that chocolate indulgence is washed down by a couple (or more) cups of coffee. It gets to be […]

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