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V8: Not Just for Veggie Lovers!
Spotted On Shelves...
V8 V-Fusion Light, Pomegranate Blueberry - Oh, YUM! This beverage is FANTASTIC. Drink it straight, mix it with Sprite Zero, or spike your FRS with it. A 1-cup serving contains 50 calories, 0g fat, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, and 0g protein (POINTS® value 1*). It's fruity and DELICIOUS!
Hostess 100 Calorie Packs, Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Creamy Filling - We mentioned the new Twinkie Bites a few weeks back, but now these strawberry cakes have been seen on shelves as well. If itty bitty creme-filled cakes are your thing, YOU are in for some fun. Each 3-cake pack has 2.5g fat, 22g carbs, a whopping 4g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 1*). Delicious, cute, once-in-a-while treats. We just wish they were bigger!
Sara Lee Garlic Herb Chicken Breast and Hickory Smoked Ham - If you're protein-seekers (we are!), you'll want to check these out. Lots of flavor for not a lot of fat and calories. Swallow 4 slices for 50 - 60 calories, 0.5 - 1.5g fat, 0 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, and 8 - 11g protein (POINTS® value 1*). Good deal.
Low, Ho, Ho! Guilt-Free Holiday Food Alert...
"Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..." We interrupt this childish holiday tune to bring you a list of our TOP ATE favorite seasonal food finds. And here they are (in no particular order):
These things won't be around forever, so chew and/or sip 'em SOON!!!
Our Holiday Crushes!
Sweating + Snacking = Sad Times
Post-Workout Snacking a No-No?
Are you the type that quickly gobbles up food immediately after working out? Not so fast, Chompy. Two separate studies found that eating (or consuming high-carb drinks) after working out may actually hamper weight loss. Serious athletes are often encouraged to "fill their tanks" with food after working out, but the rest of us regular people (a.k.a. casual exercisers) should steer clear of replenishing those calories we burn, at least for a few hours. According to experts, in order to reap and maintain the benefits of your workout, your body should remain in calorie deficit. So hopping off the treadmill and prancing straight into the kitchen = a bad idea if you're trying to drop a few lbs. Another study suggests that timing isn't the issue. Instead, the amount of calories consumed -- specifically the amount from carbs -- proved to be the dominant factor in the lasting benefits of the exercise. Click here for more on this.
It's that time of year again, people. If you live in Los Angeles, DO NOT miss Divine Design, a 5-day shopping extravaganza to benefit Project Angel Food (an organization that prepares and delivers 10,000 nutritious meals a week to homebound people with life-threatening illnesses). To find out all about this star-studded event, the bargains, the FUN, and how you can get involved, click here. AND if you print out this email and show up with it, you'll get $10 off general admission. DO IT! ***There's still time to tell your pals about HG and WIN LOTS OF PRIZES. Our 600,000th Subscriber Contest continues. Click for the full details. ***Do you believe in the five-second rule? You're not alone. According to poll results in Parade magazine, 53% of Americans will happily chew food that has fallen on the floor as long as it stays there for five seconds or less. Um, EWWW. ***You've probably heard that breakfast-eaters take in fewer calories throughout the day, but a new study shows that as your b-fast calories increase, so do the calories you consume during the rest of the day. So eat that morning meal, but don't overdo it. And guess what? That's all we've got. HG out!
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