Friday, December 28, 2007

New Year’s Noshing Widens Your Waistline

MIAMI (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – All the chomping you do while celebrating this New Year’s Eve might go right to “waist.”

That’s the fit fact from Charles Stuart Platkin, a nutrition expert and author of the nationally syndicated diet column “Diet Detective,” whose says a handful of chips contains 155 calories, which will take you 40 minutes to walk off.

Other problematic party foods include...

  • Mini hot dogs, which come stocked with 290 calories per five, and will take 75 minutes to walk off.

  • Party mix, which, at 240 calories a cup, will have you pounding the pavement for 62 minutes.

  • A single cracker with salami and cheese contains 160 calories and will take 45 minutes to burn.

    But it’s not all bad belly news, especially for posh partiers.

    Platkin says when it comes to drinking, “Champagne is the lesser of the evils,” with only 105 calories per five-ounce glass, while caviar has only 40 calories per tablespoon.

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