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Diet Food or Detrimental Food? A Conversation with Lisa Lillien AKA Hungry Girl


My first encounter with Lisa Lillien, or Hungry Girl as her fans know her, was via a 100-calorie snack pack my friend was eating. She said she was eating it because Hungry Girl had recommended it in one of her daily newsletters extolling diet advice. I looked at the ingredients. I looked at her. I asked her if it bothered her that most of them were preservatives or synthetically made in a laboratory. She shrugged and said “no.” Judging from Hungry Girl’s success (several books, a Food Network show, a brand spokesperson), apparently many people are willing to make this trade-off: size 4 jeans today, potential health complications tomorrow.

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Sep. 13 2011 | Comments Off on Diet Food or Detrimental Food? A Conversation with Lisa Lillien AKA Hungry Girl

Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet

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Bad news for dieters: Artificial sweeteners like saccharin (Sweet’n Low) and sucralose (Splenda) actually make you gain weight…

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Dec. 22 2009 | Comments Off on Artificial Sweeteners Not So Sweet
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