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Dear Hungry Girl,

 

My friend and I have a bet. She says eating a tuna salad sandwich at Subway is better for your diet than eating a roast beef or steak sub. I say she's wrong. Please settle this for us!

 

Tuna is Evil

Dear Tuna is Evil,

Despite what people think, tuna salad is typically EXTREMELY high in fat and calories. That's due to the oily condiments it's often mixed with. At Subway, the 6" Classic Tuna sub packs in a whopping 530 calories and 31g of fat (7 of them saturated!)! That's WAY more than either the 6" Steak & Cheese sub (400 cal., 12g fat) or the very low-calorie 6" Roast Beef sub (290 cal., 5g fat). So the good news is that you're right (hope you won something good)! The bad news is that tuna, which has always been considered a "diet" food, can contain shockingly high amounts of fat & calories once mixed with mayo. HG Tip: To avoid tuna salad with mystery ingredients, prepare it at home, where you can carefully monitor what's in it. And try using Best Foods/ Hellmann's Dijonnaise instead of mayo - it's totally creamy, fat-free and has just 15 calories per tablespoon!


Dear HG,

 

A friend of mine told me she buys Yoo-hoo Lite at her local Wal-Mart. Does low-calorie Yoo-hoo really exist?

 

Yoo-hoo Fan

Dear Yoo-hoo Fan,

 

I've got good news and bad news for you. Yoo-hoo Lite does, in fact, exist. I've tried it and it's FANTASTIC! Each 9-oz. bottle has just 70 calories, 1 gram of fat and all the chocolatey goodness of original Yoo-hoo. That was obviously the good news. The bad news is that it's only available at Wal-Mart Supercenters, and also at grocery stores in a select few states. So aside from Wal-Mart, find it in select markets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, the Carolinas & parts of Tennessee. You can also buy it online now, which is AWESOME! Want them to sell the stuff where you live? Email the fine peeps over at Yoo-hoo and tell them!

 
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