This is weird: "7. Prepare your coffee with 4 oz. of fat-free half and half instead of regular half and half. Save 88 calories! " A coffee cup only holds 6 oz in the first place -- and you are putting 4 oz of half-and-half in it? I put 1/2 fl oz of skim milk into my coffee and that's plenty!!
The only dispute I have is the fat free half and half. Fat free comes at a cost. There is partially hydrogenated oils and corn syrup. Both are icky! I make other cuts to make sure I can have cream in my coffee but that is my burden to bear.
9/3/2008 3:50:38 PM
I totally disagree with drinking diet soda of any kind.... I don't care how many calories you want to cut. Studies have shown that diet soda is actually worse to drink than regular soda because it actually causes you to "crave" soda more. In these studies, one group was given regular soda and the other diet... the group with diet soda actually gained weight. My suggestion would be to cut out soda all together and just drink water!!! None of the diet junk... none of it is good for you because the majority of it contains artificial sweeteners which aren't healthy for you either. Why do people not recommend or push the issue of drinking water versus other beverages... Soda is just as bad and habit forming as drinking alcohol. Water should be your number one beverage of choice!!! HANDS DOWN!!! And another helpful tip for loosing weight that I have come across... when you are feeling hungry and you think that you have "the munchies"... try drinking a glass of water because most often times your body is dehydrated and it is trying to tell you that. But we take it as "feed me", not "water me". Just some "food" for thought!
Doing a lot of these already . . . or better, such as drinking a lot more water instead of soda, regular or diet.
Biggest surprise to me was the mozzarella cheese vs. the swiss cheese. Not that I had any preconcieve notions about either, just that the type of cheese could make a 100+ calorie difference. And I prefer mozzarella to swiss anyway.
If you are going to have fried foods (drive thru, etc) yes, while grilled onions are the best choice, onion rings have less calories and fat than french fries. Very well written article. I like how it was formatted.
9/2/2008 2:29:46 PM
Great article. Instead of lemonade, add a packet of True Lemon, True Lime or True Orange to a bottle of water. Zero calories. Zero carbs. Only flavor!
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