What?? Did you call me fat!!!!!??
Wednesday. 1.31.07 12:39 pm
Americans Load Up on Empty Calories
HEALTH NEWS BYTE
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
According to a new study, the calories you suck down through a straw may play a bigger role in weight gain than the calories you bite off the end of a fork. Published as part of the national report "What America Drinks," the study's findings indicate that "liquid calories" make up 22% of the average U.S. adult's diet. A signification portion of those calories come in the form of refined sugar from sweetened fruit juices and sodas, which have been shown to contribute to the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. For those looking to curb their calorie intake in the new year, researchers recommended a simple fix: a cold, refreshing glass of water.
What This Means for You
For those who can't do without a little sweetness in their cup, many beverage makers are capitalizing on health concerns by offering sugar-free, zero-calorie or all-natural alternatives to sugary drinks. For those with simpler palates, there's also sparkling mineral water.
THEREFORE, SLIM FAST IS ACTUALLY SLIM SLOW!!
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Combat gear for the New Year
Sunday. 1.13.08 2:10 am
Is it just my imagination or is everyone grouchy and combative? I find myself running into so many angry people or people that just want to start a fight. At work, co-workers are angry, upset and crabby. My boss is on the war path and now thinking of telling us that we are only allowed to take ONE sick day per month. How dumb is that? If you have the flu, tonsilitis, oral surgery or other minor illnesses you are only allowed to take ONE day. Um.. when I last checked my union contract I saw no such thing. So unless you plan on going against the whole union and union employees I would suggest you keep your idea(s) to yourself.
I should have asked for combat boots and gear this year because the crap is pretty thick!
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