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Crystal Light Frozen Pops - Temperatures are heating up and so is the competition in the freezer aisle. This freezy find is really good, and we hope it sticks around for a long time. In a slew of classic Crystal Light flavors -- Lemonade, Pink Lemonade, Peach Ice Tea, Classic Orange, Cherry Pomegranate, and more -- these pops are fat-free and sugar-free, and they have just 15 calories and 4g carbs each (POINTS® value 0*). With stats that great, you can sample a few flavors at a time. Woohoo!
Ocean Spray Instant Oatmeal with Cranberries - Our pals over at Ocean Spray are getting VERY creative with their cranberries. Now they've gone and used them to make some clever instant oatmeal flavors -- Cranberry, Cranberry Honey Multigrain, Cranberry Pomegranate, and Cranberry Orange Muffin. A+ for originality, guys! Each pack has 160 calories, 2g fat, 32 - 33g carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, and 4g protein (POINTS® value 3*).
Oreo Wafer Sticks Fun Stix - Crispy cookie alert!!! Each package has two LOOOOONG, Oreo-ish, crème-lined sticks for just 90 calories, 3.5g fat, and 13g carbs (POINTS® value 2*). These come in original chocolate Oreo (yum) and Golden Oreo (yummer!). They're JUST starting to hit store shelves (and are worth seeking out!).
Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Book Launch & Giveaways!
It's FINALLY here...the brand-new HG cookbook, Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories, officially arrives in stores TOMORROW! This book is CRAMMED with 200 insanely delicious, easy-to-make recipes (100 of 'em are ALL-NEW!), each with less than 200 calories per serving! And today we're unveiling our rockin' book site -- to see recipe names, beautiful color photos, plus nutritionals and POINTS® values for every single recipe in the book, CLICK HERE! This book is a mix-n-match, guilt-free, dream come true, and we could NOT be prouder or more excited. Since we're so PSYCHED, we want to encourage you, the subscribers, to get out to a bookstore or other retailer and see the beauteous book face-to-face (or face-to-cover!) -- so we're giving away DOZENS and DOZENS of cool prizes to get you ready to start making all the guilt-free recipes in the new book!!! All you have to do is email us a photo of yourself holding the book at your local store. If you don't have a camera or camera phone, just tell us about your store visit or something you did to get the word out about the book. We'll be randomly selecting people who email in and sending out lots of FUN surprises (FIVE a day for the first week)! So hit up your local Barnes & Noble, Borders, Target, Walmart, etc., and smile pretty!
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Be Proud! Be a Calorie Seeker!
Are You in CALORIE DENIAL?
We learned some interesting things recently, and now we're sharing them. A while back, we reported on a study that indicated people in NYC are paying attention to newly posted calorie counts on menus and ordering smarter. Yay, right? Well, before you get all excited, check this out. A new study out of Yale found that out of 4,311 people who visited Starbucks, Burger King, Au Bon Pain, or McDonald's, only a ridiculously pathetic number of them (six... yes, SIX!) took the time to find out the calorie counts in foods before ordering. Granted, the info wasn't right in front of their faces on the menus -- it was posted on walls, printed in pamphlets, or available at computer stations inside the restaurants. But still -- SIX people out of 4,311 is 0.1%. POINT ONE PERCENT! That is sad, humans, especially considering that a meal out can contain enough fat for three days if you're not careful. So what is it? Are people lazy? In denial? Unaware? Whatever it is, we need to do what we can to change that. Restaurants need to make it WELL KNOWN that their nutritionals are available. And everyone needs to remember to seek this info out when visiting fast-food joints. Don't be all "out of sight, out of mind" about it -- if you don't see the nutritional stats, ASK for 'em!
We've been saying it for years -- DON'T DRINK YOUR CALORIES. In a recently published study of 800+ people, researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption and weight loss. They found that liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake. The bottom line is this: If you stop drinking sugary beverages, you will likely lose weight. If you drink too many calorie-packed drinks, you'll likely gain weight. This "doy" moment brought to you by Hungry Girl. *** Feeling stressed? Exhale Spa is offering FREE weekly meditation sessions at select locations for the month of April. (Participating locations include NY, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas -- click here for store info.) WOWOW! Reservations are required, so be sure you call to get a spot! ***Back in January, we told you about the Einstein Noah company's plan to roll out lower calorie items at bagel chains Noah's Bagels and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Well, the details are in! The company has just launched its limited-time-only 400 Calorie Lighter Fare menu. Lunch options include the Ancho Chicken Wedge (350 calories, 14g fat), the Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich (380 calories, 12g fat), and the Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad (390 calories, 27g fat). The b-fast items (served all day) are an Egg White Sandwich with Turkey Sausage (400 calories, 5 - 7g fat) and an Egg White Florentine Wedge with Turkey Sausage (390 calories, 18g fat). Depending on fiber content, each Lighter Fare selection has a POINTS® value of 7 - 10*. (Save fat by asking for any dressing or spread on the side... then don't use it all!) Tried 'em? Like 'em? Let us know!***Pssst... Along with 200 Under 200, our audio book of survival tips (Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guides) comes out tomorrow. With totally different content from our cookbooks, it too ROCKS. So while you're at the store, check it out. That's all we've got. HG out!
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