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9 Ways Supermarkets Get You To Spend More Money

  Supermarkets have your shopping experience down to a science. They arrange and display their merchandise in ways that encourage you to buy both more products and the type or brand of product that they want to sell.  Here are 9 ways they get you to put more items into your cart which ultimately means more items […]

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We Eat A Ton Of Food

You’ll be amazed at how much food we eat! According to the US Department of Agriculture, a typical American really does eat around a ton — actually 1,996 pounds of food every year. How much – and of what? Our food tonnage breaks down to about: 630 pounds of milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream […]

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Superbowl: Eating Or Watching Or Both?

Seriously.  Hand to mouth munching on chips, dips, and wings.  A swig or two or three.  A cookie here and there.  And then there’s the “real food” at halftime – or maybe there was pizza first followed by a selection of subs. By the end of the game do you have a clue about how […]

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Will It Be Coleslaw Or French Fries With Your Sandwich?

Everyone loves a “side” with their sandwich.  Here’s some approximate calories counts (portion sizes and contents always vary depending on who makes or serves them).  Which would you choose? French fries (from frozen);10 pieces of 3½ to 4 inch deep fried strips: 249 calories; 13.38g fat; 29.27g carbs; 2.93g protein French fries, deep fried; one […]

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Blizzards, Hurricanes and Menu Choices

The weather forecast is all doom and gloom:  a foot and a half of snow, or torrential rain with 60 miles an hour wind gusts. Rush to the supermarket and, it seems, along with everyone else who lives in your town or city, buy bread and milk and then lots of other stuff.  You need […]

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