weight-loss

Good choice, bad choice: Chipotle

Yes, eating at Chipotle is relatively healthy, and the staff here at Truckers News praises the restaurant for using farm-raised and grass-fed beef, chicken and pork. However, choosing the wrong breading at the Mexican grill can be disastrous for weight loss goals. Good choice: crispy taco shell Add any of the ingredients to the 60-calorie taco shells, minus the sour cream and cheese, for a low-calorie meal. Each crispy taco meal includes three tacos. Calories: 60 Fat: 2g Sodium: 10g Carbohydrates: ...

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Good choice, bad choice: fast-food salads

Fast-food salads Although ordering a salad at a fast-food joint commends healthy eating habits, make sure the greens you’re eating aren’t packed with as many calories and as much fat as a double Quarter Pounder with cheese. Make sure to check for two ingredients that can compromise your salad: chicken and salad dressing. When ordering a salad with chicken, always opt for grilled. And for dressing, only use half the packet, or carry a favorite low-fat dressing ...

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TCA partners with clinic on weight-loss contest

Prizes will be awarded to the fleet and individual achieving the greatest percentages of weight loss.

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Dieting advice for truckers

Dear Carolyn, I have lost about 10 pounds this month by following your dieting advice. My question is how can I lose ten more? I know you are more about "dating" advice giving than you are about "dieting" advice but what you said really worked! Bob Dear Bob, Hey there big Buddy. You must be the one I told to stop drinking soda and start drinking water? That’s the only weight loss tip I’ve given out lately. And even ...

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Good choice, bad choice: orange soda

When craving the fizz of an orange soda, skip the sugar-heavy Sunkist and go for a more natural approach: San Pellegrino Aranciata. It’s carbonated water, sugar and orange juice. Good choice: San Pellegrino Aranciata orange soda Bad choice: Sunkist Calories and fat: A bottle of San Pellegrino Aranciata has 80 calories with no fat, compared with 190 calories and no fat in a can of Sunkist. Sugar and carbohydrates: Sunkist is stuffed with sugar: 50 grams in a 12-oz. ...

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Health product: nutrition label scale

This scale and calculator combo displays all the nutrition information the way you’re used to seeing it on food labels by showing a breakdown of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber and sugars. The scale is perfect for those practicing portion control because it calculates portion weight and logs total daily nutritional intake. With a database of nearly 1000 foods and the ability to store up to 99 of your food entries, the scale is able ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: gas station options

When you’re on the road, the grocery store is closed and there’s no civilization in sight, a convenience store may be your only choice for dinner. If you’re looking for protein, look beyond the hot dogs for something a little healthier. Good choice: Pemmican Beef Jerky Bad choice: Ball Park Hot Dog Calories and Fat: One Ball Park hot dog has 180 calories and 15g of fat, compared to a serving of Pemmican Beef Jerky at 80 calories ...

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Collapsible Tupperware bowls

If you’re looking to shed some weight by cutting out fast food, pack home cooked meals the next time you’re on a long haul. FlatOut! collapsible Tupperware bowls flatten after use, saving space. The two-piece set contains one 3-cup and one 4-cup sized bowl in lime green and cool aqua. TUPPERWARE, www.tupperware.com

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Good choice, Bad choice: Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is the fail-safe plan for a quick, last-minute family or party-size meal. Even though pizza should be eaten in moderation, it’s hard to control the temptation of choosing among endless combinations of crusts, sauces and toppings. Good choice: Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza Bad choice: Sausage and Cheese Pizza Calories and Fat: The Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza has 200 calories and 7g of fat per slice, compared to the Sausage and Cheese Pizza’s 380 calories ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: TCBY yogurt

The Country’s Best Yogurt holds true to its name by offering hand-scooped and soft serve yogurt treats that are more nutritious than ice cream and contain probiotics and active cultures that benefit the body’s immune system, digestive health and bones. While it’s hard to make a bad choice there, you can make a slightly wiser decision to shave some calories and fat off your diet. Good choice: No Sugar Added Chocolate Soft Serve Bad choice: Rocky Road ...

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