Looking for some fun Halloween treats that don't have a scary amount of sugar or calories? Check out these spooky snacks from Disney FamilyFun. They're frighteningly healthy - perfect for parties or as an after-school treat.
Set out a platter of these creepy peepers, and your party guests are bound to do a double take. Simply slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive, and they're ready to serve.
Check out: 10 healthified pumpkin recipes
Created from nothing more than a small, round seedless watermelon, this spooky cerebral creation is bound to turn heads. First, use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind. Then slice off the bottom of the melon to make a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain. Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp
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- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 26, 2009 6:21 AM EDT
Looking for some fun Halloween treats that don't have a scary amount of sugar or calories? Check out these spooky snacks from Disney FamilyFun. They're frighteningly healthy - perfect for parties or as an after-school treat.Read More »from Edible Eyeballs and other hauntingly healthy Halloween treats
- FatFighterTV | Work + Money – Fri, Oct 23, 2009 2:43 AM EDT
Are school lunches about to get healthier? Is it worth the higher cost? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.Read More »from The Weekly Skinny: All the healthy news you need (10-23-09)
Three new diet drugs may soon hit the market
Three new prescription diet drugs are in the final stages of development. The Food and Drug Administration has yet to review the drugs before deciding whether to approve them, so it will be at least one year before they hit the market, if they get the green light from the FDA.
School lunches may get healthy makeover
Earlier this month, a new study showed fewer schools are selling snacks and drinks like candy and soda. Now, a panel recommends the government make healthy changes to school meals, even though it will increase costs. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) says as obesity continues to rise, breakfast and lunch at schools should be lower in calories, and have more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to help kids adapt better eating habits. The IOM says the changes could
What is it about city and state rankings that we all love so much? Maybe just a good healthy competition between our hometowns? Some FatFighterTV favorites have been Obesity Per State, America's Fittest Cities, and the Best and Worst Walking Cities in America. Now, SELF magazine has released the Healthiest Places For Women. In at number one…Read More »from The 10 best (and worst) cities for women
Burlington, VT. According to SELF, women there have low rates of diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, and cervical and ovarian cancer deaths. Residents exercise and walk to work in large numbers. And Burlington has more farmers' markets than any town on the list, with most now taking food stamps to help more people eat right.
SELF looked at the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas and came up with their ranking based on many factors, including rates of diseases, access to health care, air quality, crime rates, exercise, diet and smoking. So, here are the best and worst of the list…
2009 Healthiest Places for Women, according to SELF
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 13, 2009 5:36 AM EDT
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Would smaller cans of pop help you to control your soft drink calories? Coca-Cola is banking on it. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Day cares make changes to fight childhood obesity
With more emphasis on stopping childhood obesity, some day cares are making changes in their menus. This article shows how a day care center in Delaware is serving grilled chicken instead of hot dogs, strawberries instead of cookies, and water and low-fat milk instead of fruit juice. The goal is to teach kids early that being active and eating healthy can be the norm and that junk food should be a rare treat.
Coco-Cola to sell 90-calorie cans of pop
Earlier this month, Coke announced it was going to display larger calorie information on its products. Now, it says it will sell 90-calorie mini cans of its soft drinks to help people manage their calories. The smaller pops will come in the Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Cherry Coca-Cola and
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 9, 2009 5:14 AM EDT
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Which foods cause the most food poisonings? Even healthy ones made the list. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
The 10 riskiest foods
Have you noticed how outbreaks linked to contaminated foods seem to be popping up more lately? Now, a new report lists the 10 riskiest foods regulated by the FDA. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says leafy greens, eggs, and tuna top the list of foods linked to more than 1,500 separate outbreaks from 1990-2006 that made nearly 50,000 people sick. See the entire list here.
Just a little exercise boosts body image
It doesn't take much. New research shows just a little exercise can help you feel better about yourself. Results show regular exercise boosts your body image, but the duration, intensity, length or type of exercise doesn't matter. So, get moving! You'll feel good physically and mentally.
Fewer schools selling junk foods
Pleas to get junk food out of schools may
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 2, 2009 6:04 AM EDT
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Which state's residents eat the most fruits and veggies? Which one's eat the fewest? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Food fight - Top and bottom states for eating fruits and veggies
Are you getting enough fruits and veggies? A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds only 14 percent of adults eat the recommended number of servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Only 14 percent! Results show people in Washington, D.C. eat the most fruits and vegetables: 20.1 percent of adults meet the daily recommendations. Mississippi comes in last with just 8.8 percent. Find out how your state rates here.
Coke to display larger calorie information
As the push to tax soft drinks grows stronger, Coca-Cola's products will list certain nutritional information more prominently. You'll soon see calories-per-serving and servings-per-container details on the side of almost all of Coke's products. The company
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 25, 2009 5:33 AM EDT
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Is Halloween going to be without the usual amount of jack-o'-lanterns? A pumpkin shortage may make it tough on the tradition. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
The great pumpkin shortage
I keep seeing stories about a pumpkin shortage, like this one that says people in some parts of the country may have a hard time finding them for Halloween. The report says harvests are down significantly in some areas from last year. That might mean shortages or higher prices for pumpkins to be shipped in from other places with better crops.
Anyone out there noticing any pumpkin shortages or higher prices in stores where you live?
Obesity could become top cause of cancer for Western women
Cancer is one of the many health problems linked to carrying too many extra pounds. Now, a new report finds being overweight could become the number one cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the future. Obesity or overweight make up about
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 24, 2009 6:43 AM EDT
Read More »from Football Feeding Frenzy: 10 appetizers with the most calories at Americaâ€™s top sports bars
It's game time. So, what happens when appetizers at America's top sports bar chains face off calorie to calorie… and fat gram to fat gram? FatFighterTV digs in to see which game day grub scores the most unhealthy penalties.
First up - the calorie champ:
1.Champps Americana: Champps' Mile High Nachos w/Chicken scored 3600 calories and 224 grams of fat - Even I'm guilty of indulging in these, and I only shared them with one other person. I didn't know they had as many calories as seven Quarter Pounders with Cheese. Yikes! Next time, I'll invite more people!
FatFighterTV asked a Champps Americana spokesperson to comment on the Nachos' first place ranking. "Our Nachos are an ideal item to share with 6-7 friends (easily)," says Rachel Phillips-Luther, Vice President- Marketing. "When you consider sharing that item with several friends, the calorie content per person is much more reasonable."
*Second and third place high calorie honors both go to wings at The Greene Turtle:
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 18, 2009 6:49 AM EDT
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You know it can be hard to say 'no' to ice cream sometimes. But does the frozen treat actually control your brain? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Can ice cream really control your brain?
This may be worse than brain freeze - ice cream controlling our brains??? Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center say fat from foods like ice cream and burgers goes to the brain and can control it. Their study shows once the fat molecules are there, they trigger the brain to send messages to the body's cells, warning them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals from the hormones involved in regulating weight for up to three days.
Consumers eating up foods spiked with nutrients
Ever notice all the health claims on foods that you once thought of as junk food? A recent report finds even in a weak economy, people will pay top dollar for products they think will prevent a health problem or those that seem healthier than
- FatFighterTV | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 11, 2009 6:43 AM EDT
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What do you think it would take to help get kids moving? Maybe some "wild" movie characters? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
"Wild Things" unleashed to fight childhood obesity
In June, it was all about athletic seals helping to get kids moving. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes characters from the classic "Where the Wild Things Are" can help fight childhood overweight and obesity. You'll soon see and hear new ads with characters and scenes from the movie, which comes out next month. The campaign promotes the benefits of exercise and encourages children to move and play every day.
New nutrition labels praise sugary cereals - Seriously???
About a year ago, I told you about these new Smart Choices nutrition labels designed to make it easier for us to spot healthier foods. Now, I'm starting to think they're a bad idea. The green check mark has been showing up on hundreds of packages of foods