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Why Weight Watchers Works

September 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Apparently I have been eating too much free food and somehow I’ve picked up 20 pounds too much for my size. In my opinion, Weight Watchers is by far the best lifestyle change (note I didn’t say “diet”) you can make to combat weight issues. I only have superficial knowledge of other weight loss plans […]

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Why Free Food Makes You Fat

November 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Last month I attended a conference in a major U.S. resort destination. The conference lasted nearly a week and the amount of free food and drinks was not to be believed. I later learned that during one breakout session alone the tab for the chocolates we were served was $12,000. Unfortunately, I ate my share […]

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How To Save Money Eating Out, Part II

November 2nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

For this next section, let’s begin with a survey: If you receive unsatisfactory food or service at a restaurant do you? a) Admit it’s not worth the effort to complain and ignore it b) Mention it to the server casually c) Mention it to the server, the manager and anyone else who can help Most […]

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How To Save Money Eating Out

November 2nd, 2006 · 2 Comments

First, the obvious. Don’t do it. But for those days where you just don’t feel like cooking I offer these tips. Let’s begin with a statistic taken from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “In 1994-95, 57 percent of Americans consumed meals and snacks away from home on any given day, accounting for about half of […]

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Grocery shopping only once a year

September 26th, 2006 · No Comments

The summer 2006 issue of Marriage Partnership has a fascinating article about the experiences of one couple who scaled back their shopping and purchase habits over time. They eventually mastered their spending habits so well that they were able to go grocery shopping only once a year. It wasn’t easy at first; like most of […]

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