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What Are Good Road Trip Snacks?

Eating While You Drive Can Be Tricky Have you ever tried to eat a sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles? It’s hard enough to do when you can eat over a plate on a stable table – trying to eat it in a car means ending up holding two pieces of bread with a […]

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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Summer Drinks?

It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised how many are in a drink you’ve been having for years. According to CSPI (Center for Science in […]

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Love Pie? Did You Know There’s A Huge Variation In Calories?

  George Washington: “I cannot tell a lie, father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it [the cherry tree] with my little hatchet.” It’s President’s Day weekend in the US and in honor of George  Washington, cherry trees, cherries, and the pie you can make with cherries – why not take […]

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What’s On Your Holiday Plate? 9 Easy Calorie Saving Tips

1.  Leave some space for the holiday specials, but, in general, aim to practice portion control with the higher calorie foods and pile your plate high with the lower calorie vegetables. When you take in more calories than your body needs and uses, you’ll gain weight. 2.  Your body can handle a certain amount of […]

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3 Easy Barbecue and Picnic Tips To Avoid Overeating

1.  If you’re full, stop eating and clear your plate right away.  If it 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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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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Have Some Free Low-Calorie Fun In The Sun!

Free e-book  from Amazon on Sunday August 4th and Monday August 5th! It’s August and time to have warm weather fun.  Here’s some help!

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Is There Less Alcohol And Fewer Calories In a Serving Of Wine Than There Is In Beer Or A Standard Drink?

That’s not a trick question. A standard alcoholic drink (in the US) is a drink that contains the equivalent of 14.0 grams (0.6 ounces) of pure alcohol, or the amount usually found in: 12 ounces of beer 8 ounces of malt liquor 5 ounces of wine (not dessert wine or port) 1.5 ounces or a […]

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Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

How do you like your coffee?  Black, light and sweet, regular?  Do you stand in front of the sugar and milk adding and pouring until the color and taste are just  right? Coffee Calories Are Sneaky There are about two calories in eight ounces of unsweetened black brewed coffee – doesn’t matter if it’s hot […]

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Calorie Alert: Beware Oil Slicks On Your Food

It looks so good!  Your tomatoes and mozzarella arrive with drizzled decorative squiggles of colorful basil oil on top. But are those squiggles only decorative? Flavorful, Caloric, and Decorative The squiggles are attractive and probably provide some deliciousness, but they’re also adding what might amount to a fair amount of calories. It’s so easy to […]

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