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Ketchup & Fries... No Dipping!
Ketchup & Fries... No Dipping!
On The Way...

Burger King 100 Calorie Snacks - Hey, BK! YOU'RE hopping on the 100-calorie bus, too? It's getting mighty crowded on that vehicle, but there's always room for a good idea. This fall, keep an eye out for little 100-calorie packs of Ketchup & Fries Flavored Potato Snacks (as well as flame-broiled burger flavored ones) at select BK locations. Ketchup and fries for 100 calories?! We LOVE that! They'll also be rolling out bags of these snacks in a variety of sizes to be sold at grocery stores, convenience stores, vending machines and more. You might even be offered a pack on an upcoming flight. Cool!

Lower-Calorie Gatorade - Yep, it's true. A reduced-calorie Gatorade is on the way. We don't have many details yet, but we'll be following this story and giving the stuff a shot. We're big fans of regular Gatorade, and while we don't drink it daily, it happens to be the BEST thing on EARTH to sip when you're feeling queasy or getting over a stomach virus. Bet you didn't know that...

Silk Pumpkin Spice Soymilk - The creative geniuses over at Silk are at it again. This fall, expect to see a holiday-tastic Pumpkin Spice version of their super soymilk. It has 170 calories a cup (and 3.5g fat), so while we don't recommend guzzling it straight, it'll certainly zazzle-up coffee drinks like nobody's business. We know -- we've tried it. It's head-explodingly fantastic. And luckily, a little of the stuff goes a loooong way!
Walk This Way...

OK, we are officially OBSESSED with walkscore.com. OB-SESSED! Type in an address, and it'll rate its "walkability" (meaning how many places are so close by that you can easily walk to them) on a scale of 1 to 100, factoring in restaurants, bookstores, shopping centers, etc. It also instantly lists specific locations and their distances. SO COOL! HG's house scored a big fat 0 (bummer!), but the HG HQ scored a 68 (not too shabby). Click here to search your relevant addresses. Just a warning, you may spend WAY too much time on this site. They even offer the Walk Scores of celebrity locations, like the White House and the Brady Bunch house. BTW, research has shown that the average resident of a pedestrian-friendly, walkable neighborhood weighs 7 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood. And people who live in walkable neighborhoods tend to drive less, resulting in fewer car accidents. Interesting stuff!
Walkable Locations ROCK!
Walkable Locations ROCK!
375 Splenda Recipes? SWEET!
375 Splenda Recipes? SWEET!
Look... Books!

These books are worth checking out...

Marlene's Koch's 375 Sensational Splenda Recipes: Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat and Calories - Marlene Koch's new book is jam-packed with Splenda-rific recipes that'll please diabetics & calorie-counters alike. If you're a fan of Splenda, you'll quickly fall in love with this book. If you don't like the stuff, skip it.

Joining the Thin Club: Tips for Toning Your Mind After You've Trimmed Your Body - How does life change after you drop lots of weight? Author Judith Lederman sure knows. She dropped around 80 lbs. This book is NOT a diet book, but it is FANTASTIC for anyone who has lost weight and now faces the challenges of life in the thin lane (yes, there are many). Topics covered include the dreaded "yo-yoing" of your weight once you've reached your goal, embracing the new you, dealing with temptation, and eliminating stress that could cause you to put the weight back on. Check it out!

Dr. David Katz's Flavor-Full Diet: Use Your Taste Buds to Lose Pounds and Inches with This Scientifically Proven Plan - Dr. K's groundbreaking approach to appetite control helps you fill up on fewer calories ('nuf said). The doc is sensible and smart. In short, he ROCKS. There are some good ideas and recipes here, people! It won't officially be released 'til late August, but you can pre-order your copy now at amazon.com.
The Buzz...

Watermelon on tour? Now we've heard it all! There's still time to catch celeb chef Harry Schwartz and his kooky watermelon bus on the road. Harry is travelling around fighting the childhood obesity epidemic by touting healthy cooking and the benefits of eating watermelon. For dates, recipes and more, click here. ***Researchers in Germany have found that drinking water can actually speed up your metabolism. They say after drinking two cups of water, their test subjects' metabolisms soared by 30% and stayed at that elevated rate for 30-40 minutes. H2-OMG!!! ***Soooo, rumor has it nutrition labels may start to show up on bottles of alcohol. That would be GREAT, but we'll believe it when we see it. ***Now it's even easier to use your Nike+ iPod Sport Kit with ANY shoes. Instead of buying those fancy Nike sneakers with the built-in pouch for the sensor, just pick up one of these new Shoe Pouches for 7 bucks. Weeeee! That's all we've got. HG out!
Our New Favorite Bus
Our New Favorite Bus
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, August 6th, is National Root Beer Float Day. Toss a scoop of light vanilla ice cream into a tall, fizzy glass of diet root beer, and you're in business!
 
HG News You Can Use: Try the new Atkin’s Advantage Peanut Fudge Granola Bar! It's packed with protein (16g) and fiber (7g), and only has 1 gram of sugar. Woohoo! Click for more info.
 
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