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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.

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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?

WCCO-TV–04/17/2012

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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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