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10 Ways To Save Calories

Ten Easy Ways To Save Some Calories

If you’re full, stop eating and clear your plate right away.  If the food hangs around in front of you, you’ll keep picking at it until there’s nothing left. An exception – a study has found that looking at the “carnage” – the leftover bones from barbecued ribs or even the number of empty beer […]

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Calorie Savers

Three “I Didn’t Know That!” Calorie Savers

Don’t be duped by turkey, fish, and veggie burgers and sandwiches. They sound healthier and less caloric than beef, but that might not be the case. At Red Robin a grilled turkey burger has 578 calories, 29g fat. Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish sandwich has 530 calories, 28g fat while a Whopper Jr. without mayo […]

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Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

Are the calories in your favorite coffee the equivalent of the calories in a muffin – or your lunch — for that matter? Calories and nutritional information for some Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee drinks: Starbucks Caffe Latte, grande (16 oz), 2% milk:  190 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 12g protein Starbucks Cappuchino, grande […]

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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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Nibbles and Noshes, Cocktails and Cookies: 15 Tips To Keep You and Your Scale Happy

  Putting the “big” meal aside, most extra holiday calories don’t come from the “day of” holiday meal but from unrelenting nibbling over the long holiday season. Here are 15 workable tips to help you handle holiday food. Choose and use what will work best for you and your lifestyle. 1.  You’re the one in charge […]

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How Far Would You Have To Walk To Burn Off Halloween Candy?

It’s almost here – the night of ghosts, goblins, home made and extravagant costumes, and candy – lots of it. Candy, costumes, trick or treaters, and shaving cream in roadside mailboxes (one of many suburban pranks) are all part of the ritual of Halloween. One thing for certain — there’s candy everywhere and it’s pretty […]

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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. Pizza as we know it originated in Italy, but it can be traced to the Greeks who have dressed up bread with oil, herbs, and cheese since […]

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Does Alcohol Make You Gain Weight?

It certainly can. Pure alcohol, gram for gram, has almost twice the number of calories as a gram of carbohydrate or protein. One gram of alcohol has 7 calories compared to the 4 calories for carbohydrate or protein – fat has nine calories a gram. Some research is showing that calories from alcohol may be […]

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A Losing Team Means Lots Of Sugar, Fat, And Calories. No Kidding!

How did your team do this weekend?  Did they win or lose? If you’re being careful about what and how much you eat, you better hope they won (for more reasons than one) or chances are you’ll be joining your fellow fans who will be rummaging around the kitchen or who have the pizza place […]

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Did You Eat Too Much? Blame Your Buddies At The Table

How many people do you usually sit with when you’re eating? Not all the people surrounding you in a cafeteria or restaurant, but the number of friends or family at your table? Amazingly, the number of people you eat with can make a big difference in how much you end up eating. If you have […]

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