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If you eat 100 fewer calories and exercise 100 calories more each day, you could create a deficit of 200 calories per day. This would amount to a loss of 1 pound every 18 days or about 20 pounds per year. Here’s how: Pay attention to WHAT you eat...
 
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The next time you order a coffee beverage anywhere, make sure you specify that it is fat-free. The top chart shows high-calorie choices while the bottom one has the lighter options. The words Mocha, Frappuccino, Creme and Whip seem to spell trouble! (Source: www.starbucks.com) ... You are unauthorized to...
 
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Follow our three steps to select the best foods for you and your family. Note how comparing labels for milk below can have a big impact on the amount of saturated fat you consume – especially if you multiply by the number of days in a year. The first step covers calorie awareness. How does ... The Quick Guide to Food Labels
 
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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for adequate nutrients without consuming too many calories. For most people, this means you have to concentrate on eating more nutrient-dense foods and fewer calorie-dense foods. Our chart above illustrates the calorie difference between these two types of foods. How do I...
 
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What is trans fat? Trans fat is made when manufacturers add hydrogen to vegetable oil – a process called hydrogenation. Why is trans fat bad? Trans fat raises LDL cholesterol, which increases your risk for coronary heart disease. It has also been shown to lower HDL, which helps remove...