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The title of this article is amusing to me: “Sneaky ways to cut 100 calories…” click here to be sneaky! I found the tips to be more common sense than anything. Just like the 20 Worst Foods in America link from Men’s Health, you have to click on each item on the list to see the tips. Honestly, I prefer black coffee these days. I used to load mine down with cream and sugar until I acquired a taste to the unadulterated beans. Now I can’t stand sweetened or flavored coffee. Also, it’s nice to know that my daily cup of joe is good for me. 🙂

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Men’s Health magazine has compiled a list of the 20 worst foods in America as far as caloric, fat, and sodium content. You can see it here . It’s the red list on the left, and you have to click on each individual item to see the info about it. I wasn’t very surprised, honestly. Most things you get at a restaurant are “fully loaded” and many of the appetizers contain enough calories to make up at least a few meals. I do appreciate how they included an alternative you could get at whatever eating establishment the entrees and appetizers came from that would be better for you. I’m intrigued by the book Eat This, Not That , and would love to check it out sometime. I’m sure a lot of it is common sense, but I’m always interested to read these things.

Speaking of knowing how loaded with gunk your food is, New York City passed legislation that requires restaurants and other food vendors to post the caloric content of all their foods. People reacted both with relief and disdain. Check it! Check out the quotes from people who would rather remain in denial about what they’re eating. I can’t really understand this whole mentality of, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Like not knowing that your Starbucks mocha-choka latta-haha frou-frou drink has 8 bajillion calories will magically make it so that it doesn’t and that drinking 5 of them a day will not make your ass fat. My Nana has this joke that the last bite of your food has the most calories in it, so leaving a few bites behind will save you from the massive calories. She is, of course, joking, but I’m bemused to see that people actually believe in that sort of denial. I was especially blown away by the woman wanting to trade menus with the other woman who’s menu didn’t have the calorie information on it yet. The stupid, it burns!

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