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Mickey D's Newest Salad Creation!
Mickey D's Newest Salad Creation!
Fast Food Updates...

Be on the lookout for a brand new Asian Chicken Salad from McDonald's.  It's got grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, snow peas, edamame and toasted almonds.  And even containing all that, it still has under 400 calories (even if you include the Newman's Own low fat sesame ginger dressing).   Get this salad as part of a McD's "Adult Happy Meal" and you'll also receive a 15 minute workout DVD.  Also hot in the world of fast food? Wendy's has a new line of Frescata deli sandwiches.  Made with fresh meats like turkey and ham, Frescatas are giving Wendy's fans a whole lot more to choose from.  With a little tweaking (hold the mayo, lose the cheese, etc.), these super sandwiches can be made to clock in at under 400 calories.  There's even a way you can "personalize" 'em.  See how much fat and calories you can save by ditching certain ingredients.  Check it out here!
Grillin' With My Homies...

Think you've got the skills to grill it up with the best of 'em?  Enter the Most PAM-azing Griller Contest.  Pam For Grilling, specially formulated for no-stick cooking at higher temperatures, is heating up the summer with this contest that will take twenty winners to NY, and award one talented griller $10,500 in prizes.  Yowsa!  Think you're just the grill, er, girl, to win this?  To check out all the details and find out more about Pam for Grilling, head over to their web site.
Girl on Grill Action
Girl on Grill Action
Jillian w/her Pudgy Pooch
Jillian w/her Pudgy Pooch
Help is on the Way for Pudgy Pets!

Are you the owner of a portly pug or a tubby tabby?  Help your furry friend discover the thin pet within.  As many as 40% of American pets are overweight --that's 48 million cats and dogs.  To help raise awareness about this serious issue, and also to help try to solve it, Hill's Pet Nutrition, the makers of Science Diet and Prescription Diet pet foods, has created the 2006 National PetFit Challenge.  Joining Hill's in their quest is The Biggest Loser's tough chick fitness guru, Jillian Michaels, who herself is the owner of a chubby Chihuhua named Baxter.  To find out how to help your four-legged pal slim down, check out PetFit.com.
The Buzz...

Warning.  The info we are about to give you COULD potentially be dangerous.  Tomorrow, April 25th, is the 28th annual Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!  From noon to 8pm you can grab a free cup or cone from the popular ice cream chain, but don't use this as an excuse to swallow one of their gooey, decadent flavors.  Grab a scoop of Lemonade Sorbet, or Jamaican Me Crazy (pineapple sorbet w/a passion fruit swirl!) instead.  Opt for a cup to save even more calories.  ***Public health experts at Columbia University recently reported that their ten year study showed that people who got five hours or less of sleep per night, are 60% more likely to develop high blood pressure than folks who snooze for six to eight hours.  Grab those zzzzs!  ***More health news from our friends at Columbia U.  The April 2006 issue of the Annals of Neurology reports that people who carefully followed the Mediterranean diet (heavy on fish, fruits veggies and good fats -- and light on dairy and meats) had a 40% lower risk of developing Altzheimer's disease***Remember, there's still time to win HG's 100,000th Subscriber Contest and win free popcorn for a year.  Click here for info.  That's all we've got. HG out!
Free Frozen Desserts = Happiness!
Free Frozen Desserts = Happiness!
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April 23rd was National Cherry Cheesecake Day.  We didn't tell you 'cuz we figured you were better off not knowing.
 
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