Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quick Diet Tips

100 calorie snack packs. 
Take them or leave them. I say leave them. A recent study from the Journal of Consumer Research, the small portions lure us into thinking that a little bit of unhealthy food is an innocent pleasure, which encourages us to eat more. The marketing and packaging is designed to make us think we are eating low calorie food however just because it looks like diet food does not mean it is.

Much better 100 calorie snack packs choices
  • bananas
  • apple slices
  • oranges
  • grapes
  • carrots
  • yogurt


Fast Food Salads actually drive up the sales of the foods that contain more fat like French fries and quarter pounders. Duke University’s Dr. Fitzsimons, PhD explains, “Seeing a salad satisfies a person’s unconscious goal of being healthy. People feel better with them on the menu, and then go wild on the fries.” Another interesting issue is the fact the salads are not always a healthier choice either. McDonald’s Premium Southwest Salad with grilled chicken and Newman’s Dressing have more calories than a Quarter Pounder.