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Hungry Girl Today: 03.21.08


Fat-Burning Foods Revealed! While there's no such thing as a miracle food
that will make you lose weight instantly, these foods are actually known to
help burn fat. Check 'em out...

The Pros of Protein

Foods that are high in protein can help your body burn calories. That's
because protein takes more energy to digest than fat. So the more protein
you eat, the more calories and fat you burn. Snack on high-protein foods like
lean turkey slices, seafood, low-fat or fat-free cheese, and foods made from
soy protein (like faux chicken strips and veggie patties). One of our newest
protein-y obsessions is Zoic Nutrition Drink in French Vanilla. Each 11-oz. can
of this creamy, vanilla-licious beverage has only 110 calories and 1g fat, plus
2g fiber (POINTS® value 2*) -- yet it contains an insane 21 grams of protein!
It's a delicious and convenient way to attack body fat (click here for a list of
stores that carry it).

Fat-Whacking Citrus Fruit

Experts say keeping blood sugar steady (avoiding spikes and dips) is key for
fighting off fat-storing hormones and revving up the fat-burning ones. And
studies have shown that vitamin C boosts your fat-burning ability as well.
That makes insulin-blocking grapefruit, which is high in vitamin C, an ideal
food for banishing fat. If snacking on g-fruit straight doesn't do it for you, try
sprinkling some no-calorie sweetener like Splenda on it. Or toss a few pieces
of the stuff into your salad for a tropical twist. (BTW, Ruby Red is our favorite
type of grapefruit!)

Whole Grain Heroes

A recent Penn State study found that whole grain eaters were able to blast
more belly fat than those who didn't chomp on whole grains! Get a whole
grain fix with pretty much anything from the folks at Kashi or with some
Quaker oatmeal. You might be surprised to know that even Quaker's instant
oatmeal is made from whole grain oats. And check out Quaker Simple
Harvest Instant Multigrain Hot Cereal in Apples with Cinnamon (1 packet =
150 calories, 1.5g fat, 4g fiber -- POINTS® value 2*). Packed with THREE
types of whole grains and lots of flavor, it's a tasty way to burn fat any time
of day.

Dairy Does It!

Research shows that people who regularly consume low-fat or fat-free dairy
lose way more weight than those who don't. Experts say it's the combination
of protein and calcium that makes it a fat-burning phenomenon. One of our
top picks is Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt -- each 5.3-oz. container is packed
with 13 grams of fat-fighting protein, 10% the RDA of calcium, and only 80
fat-free calories (POINTS® value 2*). And if you prefer your yogurt more
sweet than tart, try one of our sweet tricks -- mix your Fage with sugar-free
preserves, stir in some sugar-free maple syrup, or whip up some of our
crazy-good caramel custard! Another ROCKIN' dairy treat is Yoplait Light.
One 6-oz. container has 100 - 110 calories, no fat, 5 - 6g protein and a
POINTS® value of 2* -- the Apple Turnover is our favorite... Yum!

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March 21st is California Strawberry Day. Strawberries have been known to
help fight cancer, macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis! Click here
for a strawberry-licious waffle recipe!


Heads Up! There will be no HG email this Monday, 3/24/08. We'll be back on
Tuesday with a rockin' apple cobbler recipe. Happy holiday!

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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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