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Vending Machines Go on a Diet
Do the Cheetos and Snickers bars in vending machines seem to call out to you as you walk by? If you can't resist unhealthy vending machine grub, dieting may soon get a little easier for you. Canteen Vending, one of the nation's largest operators, will soon install over 7,000 machines with "good for you" snacks. Look for green tea, salads, nutrition bars and wasabi peas to knock out hot chocolate, burgers, candy bars & chips in 11 cities, including NY, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco. It's about time!
Stressing Out = Pigging Out?
Ever find yourself inhaling an entire pint of Cherry Garcia when you're feeling stressed out? Don't beat yourself up over it -- it might be harder to control than you think. Studies suggest that women who experience stress and frustration are more likely to snack on fatty, bad-for-you foods. This news, of course, is much worse for women who find dieting frustrating or stressful...
Listerine Jumps on the Low Carb Bandwagon
Listerine is about to jump on the low carb bandwagon. No, they're not going to promote their products as "low carb," but rather as a solution to the bad breath you may experience from following a low carb diet. Look for their PocketPaks to be targeted towards carb-counters any day now...and then watch as other breath-freshening companies follow suit.
Burger Booty Biz Booming
Hamburger sales may be down at White Castle these days, but the 83-year-old burger chain is hipper and more popular than ever. How so? T-shirts featuring White Castle's logo and ad slogans are flying off the shelves at trendy stores like Hot Topic and Urban Outfitters. You know what they say, "If you can't eat 'em, wear 'em." (Ok, no one has ever actually said this, but you get the point.).
CHEW ON THIS: Today is National Pecan Pie Day. A typical slice of pecan pie has more than 500 calories. Try to satisfy a pecan pie craving by having some roasted pecans with a little sugar or Splenda sprinkled on top.