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Monday, February 20, 2006 

Diet Foods: A Waste of Money?

Diet Foods: A Waste of Money?
Consumers are spending record amounts of money of diet products. In Europe, the diet food and drink market was valued at 4.6 billion (US$8.1 Billion) - and is predicted to just keep on rising. However - obesity rates keep on rising too - so what is with all these "diet" foods? The author of a recent survey blames a "credit...

The Diet Potato
A new variety of potato has 33% less calories than other potatoes. The Vivaldi spud was bred over a period of 9 years - in order to improve taste. It turns out that the potato has less carbohydrate while still retaining a similar nutrient profile to other varieties. While the industry standard is a carbohydrate value of 17.2g per 100g,...

Weight-loss Surgeries Quadrupled in Five Years
Hospital costs for treating patients who underwent weight loss surgery increased by more than six times.

Fast Food Cereal Restaurants
Cereality is a cereal bar plus cafe. They serve brand-name cereals (hot and cold). You can add as much milk as you like (including soy and lactose-free). Cereality cafes are currently located in Arizona, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they serve oats?...

Reducing Total Fat Intake
The study diet focused on reducing total fat, and unlike diets used to reduce heart disease risk, did not differentiate between "good fats" and "bad" fats.

Pass The Tea Bag
Drink it - don't wear it... Herbal teas are a great option for hot drinks. I became a herbal tea drinker many years ago during a drawn out camping experience - all we had to drink was a large box of different herbal tea flavors. There was something therapeutic about sitting around the campfire sipping herb tea....

New Anti-obesity Pill Helps Weight Loss
The study said the weight loss drug, plus diet and exercise, promoted modest but sustained reductions in weight and waist circumference.

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Appear Effective, but May Raise Cholesterol Levels
Both low fat and low carbohydrate diets appear to be effective for weight loss up to one year, but low carbohydrate diets may be linked to higher LDL.

How to Eat Less Candy
Use an opaque (not transparent) candy bowl, have a lid on it, and keep it out of easy reach. Anecdotal? No - this is from a study of 40 women at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The candy bowls were placed in the women's workplaces, and each day, the bowl was topped up, and various locations were tested....

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