Special K Bliss Bars - These new 90-calorie cereal bars from "The K" come in both Raspberry and Orange (POINTS® value 2* per bar). With a crispy, fruit-packed middle and a chocolate bottom, these are pretty unique.
Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs Candy Bites - WOW! Our inbox is FULL of emails from people RAVING about these pouches of itty bitty candy bites that come in Chips Ahoy! and Oreo flavors (POINTS® value 2* per pack). Yum!
Need a Little Resolution Help?
Amy's Kitchen Wants to Get You in Shape - For a limited time, on the Amy's website, you can view a FREE 10-minute workout excerpted from the best-selling DVD 10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Pilates. You can also save $2 instantly if you purchase one of the full-length 10 Minute Solution DVDs (featuring several 10-minute workouts). If you're inspired, check out Amy's Diet Plan, too!
Rite Aid & Lindora Team Up - The drugstore chain and the weight-loss company have joined forces and are offering weight management tips and the free "Rite Weight Plan". Check out the site, or any Rite Aid store, for more details.
Whole Foods Is Here to Help - The new "ReSOLUTIONS Start Here" program, in stores and online, features advice, tips, recipes, podcasts and more. The goal is to help shoppers adopt healthy, long-term lifestyle solutions. For all the deets, click here. And to read the blog, click here!
Amy's Brings You FREE Pilates... Weeeee!
Are YOU Calorie-Challenged?
Calorie ALERT: How Clueless Are We?!
Just some interesting calorie-related tidbits we've gathered here over at the HG HQ...
1. According to exercise physiologists, people WILDLY overestimate how many calories they burn during exercise. Many people don't pay attention to the information that's often provided on the machines in front of them at the gym. You must input your weight to get the accurate amount of calories burned -- and to be fair, you really should subtract the number of calories you'd burn doing nothing for that same period of time (about 50 - 100 calories per hour, depending on your weight and other factors).
2. Exercise makes people HUNGRY. And since people often think they've burned more calories than they really have, they can end up consuming more calories than they've burned! So don't use a workout as an excuse to pig out. Bad idea. BTW, studies have shown that exercisers overeat the most after a swimming workout. Interesting.
3. Most people grossly underestimate how many calories their meals contain, especially when dining out. Couple that with them overestimating how many calories they're BURNING, and there's a recipe for disaster!
Be careful out there, people!
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CHEW ON THIS: Today, January 14th, is Cows' Day Off. Ronzoni came up with this holiday to encourage people to get their calcium from the company's new Smart Taste pasta, instead of from milk. Click here for more info on why cows need a day off!
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