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3 Low-Cal Beer Options for St Patrick’s Day

Whether you’re planning a pub crawl or a night at home with friends, here’s what you need to know to get your green on without gulping down too many calories. Cheers! (March 2012)

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It’s Not Just Eggnog! 6 Most Fattening Holiday Drinks

During these dark, chilly days, it’s tempting to cheer up with a yummy holiday refreshment, whether you’re out shopping, at the office holiday party or home watching A Charlie Brown Christmas for the 600th time. But beware – just because it comes in a glass doesn’t mean your treat won’t trick you into consuming a meal’s worth of fat and calories in a few sips. (December 2011)

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5 Surprising Ways to Avoid Overeating

The holidays are full of way too many opportunities to dine, snack, nibble and taste yourself into a gift-wrapped food coma. The temptations are everywhere, from office parties to New Year’s Day brunches — so how do you keep your dance card full without eating a year’s worth of calories in one month? Here are five simple and creative ways for you to help your willpower along this season. (December 2011)

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Hidden Allergy Triggers in Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Ah, the bounty of the holidays — pies, cookies, mulled drinks, those little appetizers that take 900 hours to make and 35 seconds to eat. But while visions of sugarplums may dance in our heads, those tantalizing treats can be dangerous for those of us with common food allergies. Here are seven of the most popular holiday foods – and the potential allergens hidden within. (November 2011)

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3 Reasons to Eat Seaweed

Seaweeds typically have a wide array of vitamins and minerals, and are low in calories and fat, but pack a tasty punch. Perhaps that’s why Chinese and Japanese cultures have been eating seaweed (and using it for medicinal purposes) since 300 BC! Here are three reasons why you should eat seaweed for dinner tonight. (November 2011)

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