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Whole Nuts Do Not Have As Many Calories As Once Thought

Whole nuts have fewer calories than was previously thought. Research over the past few years have proven that nuts do not pack as many calories as once thought. A calorie is a measure of energy and our bodies can get about 9 usable calories out of each gram of fat in our food, 4 calories out of...
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New Food Label Information Debuts This Month

At the start of the New Year, look for some changes to food labels. Mandated by the Food and Drug Administration, enhancements are making their debut this month (January 2020), all in an effort for you to be better informed with your choices of food. Probably the most relevant change is a more...
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Adult Beverage Swaps That Save Unnecessary Calories At The Christmas Party

There is a lot of eating and drinking this time of the year. It's no surprise the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year and a lot of that is from consuming adult beverages. So as you make you plans to attend friends and the office Christmas party, some smart...
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Our Resting Bodies Tend To Burn More Calories In the Late Afternoon

You are always burning calories, even when you are sitting on the couch. Sadly for us, this calorie count does not add up to the number of calories in a slice of chocolate cake but we are indeed using energy. Come to find out, even at rest, our bodies burn about 10% more calories in the late...
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Cooking Rice This Way Reduces Its Calories By 60%!

Just one cup of cooked white rice contains an average of 200 calories, which is why many people skip the food staple altogether. However scientists have been working on brining the calorie count down and they've seemed to do it without chemicals or genetically modifying it. In fact, it is so simple...
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Four Succulent Surprises For Your Smoothies

Who doesn't love a smoothie??? They're tasty, portable, and they're a good way to help you sneak some fruit and vegetables into your diet. But you have to be careful as many seemingly healthy smoothies have more calories and sugars than a serving of ice cream! So here are four tips in creating your...
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Can You Think Harder To Become Slimmer?

Your mind is always working, even when you wish it would be quiet for a moment. So with all that energy being used by you noggin, how many calories does it consume a day? Well it depends on what you’re thinking about. Neurologist say that our brain is a snob when it comes to the type of energy it...
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Sandwich Wraps Aren't As Healthy As You Think

Bread has been getting some bad press for years. Thanks to low carb and other diets, the sandwich staple has been shelved in favor of wraps. But is enjoying your sandwich in a wrap reducing your calorie intake? The simple explanation is not always. While you might think wraps are better for you, in...
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Avoid Ordering Foods Described With These Two Words

It has gotten a lot easier to eat healthy when eating out but as we've mentioned many time before, some foods that seem to be healthy are actually laden with saturated fats, salt and calories! One simple trick to detect potential healthy food saboteurs is to avoid foods that are described as "...
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Free Office Snacks Adding 1,000 Calories Per Week

All those cakes, cookies and brownies brought in to the break room are really adding calories to our diet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study to determine how many unhealthy foods employees consume while on the job. After analyzing the results, they found that...
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