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Good Question: What Happens To Our Bodies When We Eat Too Much?

You might as well get out the sweatpants right now, because we all know we’re throwing moderation out the door for Thanksgiving. The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, or twice what we eat on a daily basis.

11/26/2014

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Minnesota Surgeon Pens Diet Book

A Minnesota surgeon has written a new diet book that calls for counting cups instead of calories. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Nick Meyer wrote the book, “The ProportionFit Diet: Count Cups, Not Calories” after looking for ways to lose weight himself.

11/15/2014

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Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off

We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health. But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.

10/20/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Don’t Count Calories, Count Cups

A Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.

10/13/2014

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Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.

09/18/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: State Fair Food Calorie Counts

Most in Minnesota are excited for the State Fair, and all the fun and food that go along with it. Everyone indulges a little at fair; some indulge a little more. But knowledge is power, so we turned to experts with the YMCA to find out what’s in some of your favorite fair foods, and what you would have to do to work it off.

08/25/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Count Calories In Food?

The list is out for popular restaurant dishes with the worst calorie counts. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed menus at chains across the country.

07/31/2014

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Which ‘Bad’ Super Bowl Foods Are Best For You?

Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it’s also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.

01/31/2014

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Super Bowl Facts: 1 Chicken Wing = Running A Football Field 12 Times

One billion chicken wings. About 6,000 tons of nachos. And 11.2 pounds of potato chips. That’s what Americans eat come Super Bowl Sunday.

01/30/2013

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Coca Cola’s Obesity Ad

This ad is causing  a big stir

01/15/2013

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Good Question: How Accurate Are Calorie Counters?

When we hit the treadmill, it makes us feel good to see how many calories we’re burning.

12/12/2012

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Which Holiday Foods Are On Santa’s Naughty List?

‘Tis the season of temptations, with all sorts of food and drink and goodies just waiting to ruin your waistline during December. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the holiday food trap.

11/30/2012

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The Worst, Fattiest Fall Foods

This is the time of year when we start cooking up those comfort foods. But when things are starting to get spooky for Halloween, WebMD says there are some fall foods you should be just as scared about.

10/15/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Calories, Credits And Baby Carrots

Betty Kline from Winona gets us started. As we vacillate between hot and cold weather, she wondered: Is it easier to burn calories in the winter or summer?

09/21/2012

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Good Question: Do Calorie Counts On Menus Change The Way We Eat?

Do you really want to know that a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese has 520 calories? McDonald’s is putting calorie information right on its menus. Every one of its 14,000 restaurants will have calories next to the Big Macs and the french fries by Monday night.

09/12/2012

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Nutritionists: Eat Your Calories, Don’t Drink Them

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t drink your calories”? Most nutritionists recommend saving your calories for food dishes instead of beverages. Shape Magazine put together a list to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to drink choices.

05/21/2012

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8 Calorie Myths Busted

We know the way to lose weight is to cut calories from our diet. But how do we separate the nutrition facts from the myths?

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Dietician’s Book Helps You Make Calories Count

A dietician who helps professional athletes lose weight has written a book to help the rest of us: The “Active Calorie Diet.”

02/09/2012

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The Truth About Calories In Some Super Bowl Snack Favorites

The Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year in football, but what would it be without some big calorie food? Some of us eat two or three days worth of calories on Super Sunday.

02/03/2012

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Study: Sugary Drinks, Greatest Source Of Added Sugars

Kids love sugary drinks, but an eye-opening new report, just released Monday morning, has some disturbing findings.

10/31/2011

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How Many Calories In Your Favorite State Fair Foods?

A trip to the state fair has many people taking a time-out from their diet. But if you indulge too much, you would have to walk a long time to burn it off.

09/01/2011

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Good Question: How Do Cyclists Burn Off 6,000 Calories?

Imagine working 30 hours a week and spending all of it on a bicycle.

06/14/2011

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Highest Calorie State Fair Foods

Which Minnesota State Fair food packs the biggest calorie punch? It’s NOT the fair’s newest offering “Camel on a Stick” which a delicacy in Somalia.

08/31/2010

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