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Stadium Food: Good, Better, and Best Choices

It’s football season. How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors or tailgating friends about every 20 feet hawking dogs, barbecue, burgers, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got a will of iron you could ignore the food and drinks. But […]

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Do Your Road Trips Mean Dashboard Dining?

How many ketchup drips, chocolate smears, coffee stains, and greasy crumbs do you have in your car (or on your clothes)? Is your road trip an endless food-fest of fast food, junk food, and all kinds of snacks — with your dashboard or vacant passenger seat acting as your table? If you’re nodding your head, […]

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What Do You Search For Through The Vending Machine Glass Window?

Sooner or later you will likely have your next sharing moment with a vending machine: you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines actually have a holy history. Around 215 BC the mathematician Hero invented a type of vending device that accepted bronze coins to dispense holy water. Vending eventually became […]

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How Big Are Your Snacks? Are They As Big As Lunch or Dinner?

Do you get so hungry mid-morning or mid-afternoon that you grab whatever you can from a cart, vending machine, the snack room or fridge — and chow down? if you do, you’re not alone. According to research, snacking, including drinking beverages at times other than during a regular meal,accounts for more than 25% of Americans’ […]

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Do You Eat Chips and Cookies Straight from the Package?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the size of the package your food comes in influences how much you’ll eat. The larger the package, the more you tend to eat from it. And, if you’re eating from the bag while you watch TV or work on the computer, it’s likely that as you mindlessly […]

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How Many Calories Are In Different Kinds Of Nuts?

Nuts are full of healthy fats and protein.  They’re a great snack and can help tide you over until your next meal — but they’re also a high calorie food. Be careful of portions — a serving size of most nuts is one ounce. For a one ounce serving: 49 shelled pistachios, 162 calories 23 […]

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Vending Machines: What Are Your Favorite Letter/Number Combinations?

Sooner or later you’ll have your next sharing moment with a vending machine – you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines are everywhere – down the hall from your office or around the corner from your hotel room, in hospital waiting rooms, in train stations, and calling your name on […]

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Are Your Snacks The Equivalent Of Another Meal?

We chow down on a lot of snack food — a quarter of our calories come from them! Snacks account for more than 25% of Americans’ daily calorie intake; since the 1970s, snacks have accounted for around 580 calories a day — which basically turns them into “a full eating event,” or a fourth meal. […]

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Buffet Table Woes? Keep Your Back To The Table

Whether it’s a fancy catered affair or pizza, wings, and cold cuts laid out on the kitchen and coffee tables on game day, why give yourself extra opportunities to shovel chips and dip or salami and cheese into your mouth all night long? You’re human, so stay out of hand-to-mouth range – and don’t stare […]

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Are You A Smart Snacker When You’re Out Shopping?

There are food courts and coffee shops around every bend and on every corner – and all of them seem to sell peppermint and gingerbread goodies that scream, “Holiday.”  That can really test your willpower. A hot skim latte is a great snack – soothing, calorie controlled, with a nice amount of protein.  A nice […]

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