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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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5 Ways Your Plates, Glasses, Forks And Spoons Can Save You Calories

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 on your plate from barbecued ribs or even the number of […]

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Ice Cream Or Gelato? What’s The Difference? What About Calories?

What says summer more than strolling down the street, ice cream cone in hand – trying to lick up every last melting drip before it hits the sidewalk? The cold deliciousness of ice cream, gelato, or sorbet is hard to beat.  There are an astounding number of choices with varying degrees of fat, calorie, sugar, […]

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Want To Avoid Seconds? Keep The Serving Dishes Off Of The Table

Do you skimp on putting food onto your plate thinking that it will keep your calorie count down? What happens?  You eat the skimpy portion – decide you’re still hungry – and then go back, maybe two or three times, for more. And if you keep the serving dishes on the table right in front […]

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What’s Your Favorite Movie Theater Food?

When you go to the movies what do you usually notice first?  After the cost of the ticket, it’s probably is the delicious smell of freshly popped (maybe) popcorn. It’s no accident that the concession stand with it’s popcorn popper and glass cases filled with the candy that reminds you that you were once a […]

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Is It Coffee, A Frappuccino, A Coolatta, Or Dessert?

When the weather heats up, the coffee drinks cool down.  Unfortunately, some of those delicious iced and frozen coffee drinks – whether they’re from a coffee shop or from a can — can really bump up your calories and fat grams. Keep in mind that you can always order plain old iced coffee or even […]

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It’s Really True: Shopping When You’re Hungry Means More Calories In Your Cart

You’ve probably heard this before:  “Don’t shop when you’re hungry.” But is it a myth or a fact? Two experiments put this to the test. After not eating for 5 hours, 68 men and women were allowed to shop for food on two separate days in a simulated grocery store (a Cornell lab).  Lower-calorie healthy […]

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Want To Decrease Your Dinner Calories? Change The Size Of Your Plate

Does the size of your plate make a difference other than for convenience?  You bet it does.Since 1960, the size of the average dinner plate has increased 36%. Today’s dinner plate measures 11 to 12 inches across — a few decades ago they were 7 to 9 inches. A European plate averages 9 inches and […]

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Does The Thought Of A Buffet Send Your Inner Calorie Counter Into Panic Mode?

Eating well and being “calorically observant” can be a challenge at parties, buffets, and events.  Since wedding and graduation season is upon us, week 3 of the lose 5 pounds in 5 weeks challenge will focus on making good choices to save calories when choosing your food at these events – especially since so many […]

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