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Food prices falling in US stores

We look at the price of potatoes, eggs, meat, bread and milk, and we found that at this shop, at least, prices of these goods fell on average by 17% in the past year.

This is of course only one supermarket in one US city, but US government figures from the Department of Labour also show a drop in food prices over the past year nationwide.

Food prices falling in US stores

Spoiled Rotten

Perhaps you do it once a week. Perhaps only when you trace those sulfurous odors to your refrigerator’s crisper drawers. But eventually, you toss out spoiled fruits and vegetables. Lots of them. Researchers at the University of Arizona recently spent a year tracking families’ food-use habits. Working with the United States Department of Agriculture, they interviewed the families about their eating habits, collected their grocery receipts, watched them prepare meals, and then sifted through every last discarded lettuce leaf, slice of bread, burger and bean.

The results, reported in 2002, were pretty shocking. The families tossed out an average of 470 pounds of food per year-about 14 percent of all food brought into the home-at an annual cost of $600.

How to stop the waste?

The 19 worst drive-thru foods in America

Want to know why fast food is bad for you? Just check out some of these offerings! Eating a few cheeseburgers out every week may way more detrimental than you think. Topping the charts is the Worst Cheeseburger:

Hardee’s Monster Thickburger
1,420 calories

A day’s worth of calories in a single meal. Or how about this waist expanding offering:

Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
with Medium Natural Cut Fries and 32 oz Coke
2,618 calories

Having that for lunch would be more calories than you should have for the entire day, plus if you actually eat a 600 calories breakfast and a 1,000 dinner (which would be typical) you would consume over 4,200 calories in a single day. If you did this 3 times a week you would be gaining weight at about 3 pounds per week. This is the diet for you if you want to be a Sumo Wrestler.

Fast food may be convenient, but you’ll be paying for it in other ways!

If you think the kids meals are better, think again:

Burger King Kids Double Cheeseburger and Kids Fries with Small Coke
950 calories
42 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fats)
1,410 mg sodium

This should make you think twice before heading to the drive through.


Drive-thru foods may be convenient and easy on the wallet, but they’re loaded with unhealthy fats, added sugars, carbohydrates, and sodium. Translation: They’re no bargain when it comes to your health.


The 19 worst drive-thru foods in America

Couple give up takeaway food to shed 20st

I very rarely eat out, it’s just not something I like to do. However, this past weekend I was taking care of errands and ended up going to Ruby Tuesday’s for lunch. I didn’t think too much about ordering a hamburger with a side of french fries and a Coke. What I later learned was that hamburger was just shy of 1,200 calories, the fries added another 400 and my best guess is the Coke added yet another 300 (of course I had more than 1 refill). All totaled this quick lunchtime break piled on nearly 1,900 calories in a single shot. Considering all the nutritional information we read is based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet, I had all of them. Suffice it to say, Ruby Tuesday’s isn’t on my list of places to return to.

Eating out may be convenient, but you’re gonna pay for it more ways than one.

And in case you didn’t know, 1 stone = 14 pounds.

A COUPLE whose stressful lives led them to reach for the takeaway menu, celebrated a new lease of life yesterday after losing almost 20 stone.

Katie and Mark Fairhead were named Mr and Mrs Slimming World 2009. The couple, from Wymondham, Norfolk, blamed takeaway dinners of fish and chips, pizza and Chinese food almost every night for their weight gain as they could not be bothered to cook after a long day at work.

Couple Give Up Takeaway Food To Shed 20st

Cut Your Weekly Food Bill In Half

I’m sure a lot of people know these tricks, but your customers may not be aware of them.

If you’d like to cut your weekly food bill in half or even more – we can help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker paired one Chicago-area mom with an expert who showed her how to save a lot at the supermarket

Shop Smart: Cut Your Weekly Food Bill In Half

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