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30 Easy And Doable Eat Out Resolutions To Try — Pick One!

Eating out can be a real challenge to your waistband.  It can be pretty hard to make the best choices on the spur of the moment. There are times to go all out and eat everything – maybe a special meal or celebration.  But for everyday eating, whether it’s at the coffee shop, takeout for […]

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A Dozen Really Common Reasons We Eat When We’re Not Hungry

Eating when you’re not hungry, or when you’re bored, angry, tired, procrastinating, or celebrating can push your calorie intake way up. The biggest problem is that we often don’t realize that we’re shoving food into our mouths – either because we’re distracted, we don’t want to know, or we just plain old don’t care. What […]

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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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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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Let A Baseball Be Your Guide For A One Cup Serving Of Food

It’s awfully hard to gauge how much food you’re putting on your plate – and even harder to figure out how much food you’re popping into your mouth when you eat directly from a multi-serving bag of food – like a big bag of chips. Portion size is critical to managing your weight.  One helpful […]

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Want Beef? Here’s a Steakhouse Mini Cheat Sheet

If you’re watching your weight, beef can be a good choice – just be aware of portion size and which are the least fatty cuts of meat.  Here’s a mini cheat sheet: The USDA defines a lean cut of beef as a 3.5 oz serving (about 100 grams) that has less than: 10 grams total […]

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Slim Down Your Sandwich The Easy Way

Here are some easy ways to slim down your sandwich and still have it taste great. Substitute mustard for the mayo and save 100 calories.  Leave off the slice of Swiss cheese for another 133 calories.  Ditch the two slices of bacon for another 84 calories.  Put your turkey, ham, or roast beef along with […]

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