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Hungry Girl Today: 12.01.08

Spotted On Shelves...

V8 V-Fusion Light, Pomegranate Blueberry - Oh, YUM! This beverage is
FANTASTIC. Drink it straight, mix it with Sprite Zero, or spike your FRS with
it. A 1-cup serving contains 50 calories, 0g fat, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, and 0g
protein (POINTS® value 1*). It's fruity and DELICIOUS!

Hostess 100 Calorie Packs, Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and
Creamy Filling - We mentioned the new Twinkie Bites a few weeks back, but
now these strawberry cakes have been seen on shelves as well. If itty bitty
creme-filled cakes are your thing, YOU are in for some fun. Each 3-cake
pack has 2.5g fat, 22g carbs, a whopping 4g fiber, and 2g protein (POINTS®
value 1*). Delicious, cute, once-in-a-while treats. We just wish they were

Sara Lee Garlic Herb Chicken Breast and Hickory Smoked Ham - If you're
protein-seekers (we are!), you'll want to check these out. Lots of flavor for
not a lot of fat and calories. Swallow 4 slices for 50 - 60 calories, 0.5 - 1.5g
fat, 0 - 2g carbs, 0g fiber, and 8 - 11g protein (POINTS® value 1*). Good

Low, Ho, Ho! Guilt-Free Holiday Food Alert...

"Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..." We interrupt this childish
holiday tune to bring you a list of our TOP ATE favorite seasonal food finds.
And here they are (in no particular order):

1. Miss Meringue Peppermint Crush Meringues
9 cookies = 110 calories, 0g fat, 20mg sodium, 25g carbs, 0g fiber, 25g
sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

2. Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream in Egg Nog and Peppermint
1/2 cup = 110 calories, 3 - 3.5g fat, 40mg sodium, 17 - 18g carbs, 0g fiber,
13g sugars, 2 - 3g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

3. Jenny's Country Kitchen Dessert Coffee Creamer in Pumpkin Pie and
Christmas Candy Cane
1 serving = 30 calories, 1.5g fat, 5mg sodium, carbs n.a., fiber n.a., 3g
sugars, protein n.a. -- POINTS® value 1*

4. Vitasoy Holly Nog and Peppermint Chocolate Organic Soy Drinks
8 fl. oz. = 120 - 140 calories, 2 - 4g fat, 100 - 120mg sodium, 22 - 24g
carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 20 - 22g sugars, 4g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

5. Peppermint Tootsie Roll Pops
1 Pop = 60 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars, 0g
protein -- POINTS® value 1*

6. Marshmallow Peeps in Snowmen, Trees, and Peppermint Stars
3 Peeps = 100 - 110 calories, 0g fat, 10mg sodium, 24 - 28g carbs, 0g fiber,
23 - 26g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

7. Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer Powder in Gingerbread and Peppermint
4 tsp. = 60 calories, 3g fat, 15mg sodium, 8g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugars, 0g
protein -- POINTS® value 1*

8. LesserEvil Cocoa Coal Gourmet Chunks of Cocoa Kettle Corn
30g (about 1 cup) = 120 calories, 1.5g fat, 70mg sodium, 25g carbs, 2g
fiber, 15g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 2*

These things won't be around forever, so chew and/or sip 'em SOON!!!

Post-Workout Snacking a No-No?

Are you the type that quickly gobbles up food immediately after working out?
Not so fast, Chompy. Two separate studies found that eating (or consuming
high-carb drinks) after working out may actually hamper weight loss. Serious
athletes are often encouraged to "fill their tanks" with food after working out,
but the rest of us regular people (a.k.a. casual exercisers) should steer clear
of replenishing those calories we burn, at least for a few hours. According to
experts, in order to reap and maintain the benefits of your workout, your
body should remain in calorie deficit. So hopping off the treadmill and
prancing straight into the kitchen = a bad idea if you're trying to drop a few
lbs. Another study suggests that timing isn't the issue. Instead, the amount of
calories consumed -- specifically the amount from carbs -- proved to be the
dominant factor in the lasting benefits of the exercise. Click here for more on

The Buzz...

It's that time of year again, people. If you live in Los Angeles, DO NOT miss
Divine Design, a 5-day shopping extravaganza to benefit Project Angel Food
(an organization that prepares and delivers 10,000 nutritious meals a week
to homebound people with life-threatening illnesses). To find out all about
this star-studded event, the bargains, the FUN, and how you can get
involved, click here. AND if you print out this email and show up with it, you'll
get $10 off general admission. DO IT! ***There's still time to tell your pals
about HG and WIN LOTS OF PRIZES. Our 600,000th Subscriber Contest
continues. Click for the full details. ***Do you believe in the five-second
rule? You're not alone. According to poll results in Parade magazine, 53% of
Americans will happily chew food that has fallen on the floor as long as it
stays there for five seconds or less. Um, EWWW. ***You've probably heard
that breakfast-eaters take in fewer calories throughout the day, but a new
study shows that as your b-fast calories increase, so do the calories you
consume during the rest of the day. So eat that morning meal, but don't
overdo it. And guess what? That's all we've got. HG out!

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Today, December 1st, is National Eat a Red Apple Day. So grab a Fuji and
start chompin'!

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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe
or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
owner of the Points® registered trademark.

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