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Hot Chick!
Hot Chick!
Spotted on Shelves...

Foster Farms Savory Servings, Turkey Tenderloins, Chicken Breast Fillets, and Chicken Breast Tenders - WHOA is this line of seasoned poultry good! It features lots of delicious marinades (and they don't add silly amounts of fat or calories to your meat). A 4-oz. serving contains 110 - 130 calories, 1 - 1.5g fat, 2 - 7g carbs, 0g fiber, and 21 - 24g protein (POINTS® value 2 - 3*). Our favorites are the Fire Roasted Chipotle chicken and the Island Teriyaki turkey. Mmmmm!

Eggo Bake Shop Mini Muffin Tops - Oooooh, itty-bitty muffin tops that come in Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Chocolate Chip. CUUUUTE! You get to eat a "set of 4", which is exciting. (Come on, FOUR muffin tops, people?!) The set has 140 - 150 calories, 5g fat, 21 - 22g carbs, 0 - <1g fiber, and 2 - 3g protein (POINTS® value 3*). But they're pretty much just like regular muffins, only smaller -- no fiber or fancy vitamins like our precious VitaMuffins (see below for more news on those).

Bacon Salt - We've mentioned this stuff before, but now it's actually getting great distribution -- and (reminder!) IT IS FANTASTIC. As embarrassing as it is, we are 100% hooked on it. It's bacon-flavored salt, it's vegetarian-friendly, and it has no calories. AHHHHHHHHH! Find it at select markets and online.
YAY... Bargains!

If you like food and saving money (two of our favorite things), read this CAREFULLY...

Gnu Gnews! - Gnu Bars are PACKED with fiber, and they taste as good as cookies. Really. Well, our friends at Gnu Foods are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders for ONE DAY ONLY -- tomorrow, 12/16/08! This is a VERY rare opportunity, so take advantage of it!

Sweetriot Savings! - These "peaces" of cacao nibs covered in dark chocolate (1 - 2 calories each!) come in cute packages and are made from all-natural ingredients. We LOVE 'em. And now you can get 20% off all purchases (excluding riot club, riot carbonfree, and gift certificates) with promo code: hgriot. What are you waiting for? CLICK THIS!

VitaTop Alert! - Vitalicious is unveiling a brand-new version of their Banana Nut Vitas TODAY. These Tops are all-new (and different from their sugar-free Banana Nut Vitas). Don't miss our FREE SHIPPING Vita special coming up TOMORROW.

Amazon Grocery Deals! - Amazon is STILL running that INSANE special where you can save lots of money on thousands of grocery products. Click here and use promo code: Q4DEAL25. You'll save $25 when you spend $75 or more, until 12/31/08.
Here's What's Gnu...
Here's What's Gnu...
Does $$$ = Dieting Success?!
Does $$$ = Dieting Success?!
Money... The Great Weight Loss Motivator?!

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that money can be an extremely powerful motivator when it comes to losing weight. Three different groups were evaluated for this study. One group's participants were eligible to win money via a daily lottery if they achieved their goals. Members of another group could invest their own money to be matched and returned to them only if they were successful. The people in the third group simply attended monthly weigh-ins with no financial rewards. The study basically found that the first two groups lost WAY more weight than the group that received no financial incentive. You can read all about the study here. Some employers and health insurance companies have been trying out similar initiatives recently, in hopes of reducing healthcare costs. Why not test this weight loss method with friends or co-workers? You could all put up a little cash and figure out a system where people could win money each week if they achieve their goals. Sounds like a GREAT thing to do right after the 1st of the year. Let us know how it turns out...
The Buzz...

A brand-new Weight Watchers plan has been unveiled. So long, Core and Flex programs. Welcome the Momentum program, a new plan that helps you look at eating differently, so that you eat smarter and stay fuller. You'll still be counting POINTS®, but the Double W has got a fresh new take on choosing the right foods that'll help you succeed. Click here for the full 411. ***YAY! Time for a pop-up poll. Click here to answer an impromptu question about HG swag! JUST DO IT... Live a little! ***Do you fancy yourself a chef who can cook an original recipe in an instructive and entertaining way on video? Prove it (using any Cuisinart product) and you could win lots of Cuisinart stuff! You have 'til 12/31/08 to do your thing. And if you don¬ít win, no worries -- the Cuisinart people will be repeating the contest every few months for the next two years. Click here for more details -- GOOD LUCK and have fun! ***Wanna click for a cause? Then click here to see a new Pillsbury commercial, and share the link with pals. For every "Send to a friend" submission, Pillsbury will help Feeding America deliver groceries to U.S. food banks. Pillsbury will donate up to 250,000 pounds of food, so get clickin'! If the video leaves you craving crescent rolls, stick with Pillsbury's reduced-fat version -- and whip up a batch of our De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket while you're at it. ***Recent studies show that eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy could influence your baby's future weight by fostering a habit of overeating and a preference for fatty foods that starts in the womb and lasts throughout adulthood. ACK!!!! Click for more on that. And nix the nightly cheesecake if you're preggers. That's all we've got. HG out!
Bye-Bye, Core Plan -- Hello, Momentum!
Bye-Bye, Core Plan -- Hello, Momentum!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, December 15th, is National Lemon Cupcake Day. We've got a fantastic lemon blueberry cupcake recipe in our new book, but that won't be out 'til April (sorry!). Celebrate with a snack-sized Weight Watchers Lemon Cake with Lemon Icing in the meantime.
 
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.