Wednesday, February 04, 2009

'Chew on This' from Hungry Girl

An average bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich contains about 500 calories and 25 fat grams! You can eat TWO POUNDS of scrambled Egg Beaters and still not reach that calorie (or fat) count. If you spend 5 minutes out of every hour of your workday running in place, climbing stairs, or doing squats, lunges and arm raises, by the end of the day you'll have worked out for 40 minutes! People who eat their biggest meal of the day at lunchtime tend not to overindulge in the evening, which keeps those late-night snacking pounds from packing on. An average 6-ounce serving of french fries contains about 500 calories and 25 grams of fat. But a 6-ounce potato only contains about 130 calories and virtually no fat. That means when you order up those fries, you're ingesting more than 350 calories and about 25 fat grams of pure oil.... An average order of onion rings at a fast-food joint contains 450 calories and 25 grams of fat. An average onion contains 50 calories and no fat. Most fast-food restaurants have menus and nutritional information on their websites, so check those out and decide what you want before you go. Arming yourself with information is key to making good food choices. Pumpkins are 90 percent water, no wonder they're so low in calories! If you want your fruit to ripen quicker, place it in a paper bag and let it sit out at room temperature. Remember to check it often! Blueberries contain more antioxidants than most other fruits. And they won't ripen once they're picked. The average American consumes about 11.7 pounds of chocolate each year. That breaks down to about half an ounce a day - not too bad! Check out the Hungry Girl Book for more 'Chew on This'!

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