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Spotted on Shelves...
Stella D'oro Breakfast Treats 100 Calorie Packs - These sweet cookie/pastry snacks have been around forever, and the 100-cal packs of them have existed for a couple of years. But only recently have the single-serving versions started popping up on shelves nationally. We spied them in CA for the first time ever, just last week. In Original (vanilla), Chocolate, or Cinnamon, each pouch has 100 calories, 2g fat, 18 - 19g carbs, 1g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Find these ASAP, people. THEY ARE AWESOME... any time of day or night. We promise.
Louis Kemp Crab Snack Delights - Oooooh, Louis, you clever thing, you. You took your delicious, protein-packed "crab" (we use quotes because there's little to no actual crab in the product) and turned it into snack-sized, individually wrapped sticks. WE LOVE THIS!!! Each 1.5-oz. stick has 35 calories, no fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, and 4g protein (POINTS® value 1*).
Progresso High Fiber Soups - They're heeeeere! These tasty soups have 28% the DV of fiber in each serving... that means every can contains more than half the fiber you need in a day! There's Chicken Tuscany, Creamy Tomato Basil, Hearty Vegetable and Noodles, and Homestyle Minestrone. A 1-cup serving has 90 - 130 calories, 1.5 - 4g fat, 18 - 26g carbs, 7g fiber, and 3 - 8g protein (POINTS® value 1 - 2*). Mmmmm!
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures...
So, you know NYC requires most chain restaurants to post calorie counts, right? Well apparently, Houston's (a fairly high-end restaurant chain with delicious food) is trying DESPERATELY to avoid complying with this law. Regarding its NYC locations, the chain has pointed out subtle differences in the menus, tinkered with the restaurant names, and been pretty sneaky in general to find loopholes in the law. Annoying? Sure! But think about it. Houston's probably feels it's unfair that the law doesn't apply to ALL restaurants in the area, just ones with 15+ locations nationwide. So potential restaurant-goers could see high calorie counts flashed in their faces at Houston's and opt to eat at competing restaurants (which may serve foods that are even MORE fattening) that AREN'T required to post calorie counts. This leads us to our latest POP-UP poll. (We call it that because it just POPS UP out of nowhere!) Do YOU think Houston's is being shifty and devious or just doing what's best for the company? Click here to weigh in on the whole calorie-posting thing...
Houston's: We Have a Problem!
Recall Alert: Frozen Pizzas and Diet Mascots Heads up! If you have a Kraft-produced frozen pizza in your freezer, it may be part of a recent recall. There's no threat of contaminated ingredients or dangerous objects enclosed, it's just that the company inadvertently left a soy-based ingredient off of the ingredients list. No injuries or illnesses have been reported, but the soy protein concentrate used in the pizzas could cause a reaction in someone with soy allergies. Click HERE for all the info. And sadly, one of the diet world's most beloved mascots (okay, one of the diet world's only mascots) has been called back. Weight Watchers has recalled its plush orange "Hungry" figures and magnets, after incidents of sewing needles found inside the products were reported. Click here for the need-to-know info on that.
Is Your Coffee Break Wreaking Havoc on Your Diet? Have you noticed a correlation between your daily trips to the coffee shop and the tightness of your jeans? It's not a coincidence. Click here to see how many calories are in the things you're sipping and chewing and what you need to do to burn those calories off. Sure, you may already be familiar with some of these shocking stats, but there's something about seeing it all in chart-form that really drives the point home...
Does Junk Food Make You Dumb? Hmmm... We've always known that people who constantly eat fatty foods aren't making the smartest CHOICES ever, but is the food itself actually making them less intelligent? A new study out of Oxford University has found that a diet of burgers, fries, and other high-fat foods may cause you to become less mentally alert, damage your short-term memory, and weaken your physical endurance. This is exactly what happened to rats that were feasting on high-fat diets, and they exhibited these changes in as little as nine days. Whether or not it has the same effect on humans is TBD.
Love SweetRiot, the do-gooder brand of all-natural dark chocolate snacks? Here's some AWESOME news. Order the delicious cacao treats between now and this Friday (9/4/09), and get 40% off your order with promo code: HGRiot. That's HUGE! ***Speaking of huge, a 1,224-lb. triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting was unveiled recently in Royal Oak, MI. Needless to say, it broke the record for world's largest cupcake -- it was over eight times larger in size than the previous record-holder! In case you're wondering, by our calculations, that thing had a POINTS® value of around 48,332*. ***Wanna know what the biggest health problem of the 21st century is here in America? According to exercise scientist Steven Blair, PED, who recently spoke at the American Psychological Association's 117th Annual Convention, it's the fact that we are leading sedentary lives. Sitting on your butt all day can set off major health problems, so MOVE around, people! Walk! Jump! Skip! Prance! Just do it... ***Did you know that HG is CLOSER than EVER to reaching 800,000 subscribers? It's true. And if you tell friends to sign up for our free daily emails, and one of your pals is our 800,000th member, YOU BOTH GET LOTS OF FREE STUFF! (A year's worth of Popchips and VitaTops!!!)Click here for the 411. Then tell everyone you know to sign up. That's all we've got. HG out!
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