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Do My Buns Look Small?
Do My Buns Look Small?
Spotted on Shelves...

Sara Lee Soft & Smooth White Mini Buns Made with Whole Grain - Craving a sandwich snack without a meal-sized calorie commitment? These cute-n-fluffy rolls each have just 90 calories, 1g fat, 110mg sodium, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, and 3g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Hey Mini Buns... Have you met MF's veggie sausage patties? We smell a HOT COUPLE!

Stouffer's Corner Bistro Steak & Swiss Stuffed Melt with Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Look... A frozen soup-n-sandwich combo! This duo's a bargain at 400 cals, 10g fat, 880mg sodium, 41g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugars, and 17g protein (POINTS® value 8*). There are others in the Stuffed Melts and Soups lineup, but READ THE LABELS, because some stats are higher. Good stuff, Stouffer's!

Nature Valley 100% Natural Oats 'n Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bars - Chewy granola bars are great... but when we need CRUNCH, we head straight for Nature Valley. And check out this new flavor, packed with chocolatey goodness! You get two bars (one pack) for 190 calories, 8g fat, 140mg sodium, 28g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g sugars, and 4g protein (POINTS® value 4*). YUM TIMES TWO!

Calorie Counts Coming Soon... EVERYWHERE!

You've noticed them popping up on restaurant menus and fast-food menu boards... Now calorie counts are coming to movie theaters, airplanes, and convenience stores! Nutritional postings are invading the places we buy food, and we're SO excited. As part of the health-care overhaul that went through earlier this year, the FDA recently announced guidelines on disclosing calorie information that go beyond standard restaurant chains to include many other food sellers with 20 or more locations. WHOA! And there doesn't even have to be a human serving you the food -- vending machine distributors qualify too. What's next? Some schools are starting to display calorie info in their cafeterias to help kids become more aware of their intake. Knowledge is power, people!
Now Playing: Calorie Info!
Now Playing: Calorie Info!
Survey Says? You Weigh In...
Survey Says? You Weigh In...
Weight Ain't Nothing but a Number... Or Is It?

Words like "overweight" and "obese" get thrown around so often that they can start to feel vague and subjective. (Overweight compared to what?) According to a new poll, Americans are not exactly in the know when it comes to identifying their weight category. Data analysts used body mass index (BMI) to classify participants based on how they relate to the population as a whole. Of the 2,000+ people surveyed, 30 percent of those who qualified as overweight reported that they consider themselves to be at a normal weight. Plus, 39 percent of morbidly obese respondents and a whopping 70 percent of obese people stated that they're simply overweight. Click here to find out your body mass index, and check out the rest of the site for more info on BMI and living healthfully. But for a more exact individualized diagnosis, consider visiting a health professional. Do it!
The Buzz...

Who's ready for a super-fun edition of The Buzz? WE ARE! JetBlue just announced that Vita Coco (the coconut water that Madonna reportedly sips) will soon be available as a complimentary drink on all JB flights. How hip and refreshing! ***Speaking of beverages... COOL COFFEE NEWS: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, packets of the best instant coffee in the universe, will soon be available in Cinnamon Spice, Mocha, Vanilla, and Caramel! They will be sweetened with cane sugar; exact calorie counts to come. (We'll keep you posted!) ***If you're the type who cuts carbs and aims for a high protein intake, be careful. A new study suggests that low-carb eating plans emphasizing consumption of animal-based proteins produce a higher risk of death, especially by cancer, than those emphasizing consumption of veggie-based proteins. Click for the deets, and eat lots of good-for-you, protein-packed, non-meaty things like beans, peas, and nuts! ***Social networking is fun, but do you know what's MORE fun? Helping people. Tomorrow (Tuesday, 9/14) is Lose-A-Palooza. For every accepted mention of "Lose for Good" through Facebook, Twitter, etc., Weight Watchers will donate $1 to Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger, up to $60,000! Click for the full 411. Doing good doesn't get easier than this... ***Finally, how do you make raw veggies as appealing to snack on as potato chips? Package them like chips! Bolthouse Farms and other carrot growers are planning a pretty creative marketing campaign intended to give the junk-food industry a run for its money by, well, copying what works so well for it. Who wants a bag of "the original orange doodles"?! Mmmmm... That's all we've got. HG out!
Sipping on a Jet Plane...
Sipping on a Jet Plane...
CHEW ON THIS:
Hey, you! It's September 13th, a.k.a. Snack a Pickle Day! So grab your favorite brined veggie and chomp away. If you're feeling adventurous, try some crazy stuff from Tillen Farms. Ever tried pickled green beans? We love 'em!
 
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