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Apples Just Got More Fattening
Formerly FDA-rated as 80 calories, apples are now 130. The reason: Supermarket fruit has supersized over the years, so that yesterday's medium is today's small. In response, the FDA revisited its food labels. Other fruits hit with a calorie upgrade include peaches (which rose from 40 to 60) and oranges (from 70 to 80). The good news: Their vitamin and fiber counts have gotten a boost too

2.Stay-Skinny Pasta
How to indulge without gaining: Cook the pasta al dente, so it's firm to the bite. Why? The longer you boil noodles, the more the starch breaks down, which raises the pasta's glycemic index. This causes your blood sugar level to rise faster — and may increase your junk food cravings too. Studies show that when you cook spaghetti for five minutes, its glycemic index is 38; after 20 minutes, it shoots up to 61. But even al dente cooking doesn't mean you can eat piles of fettucine Alfredo every night. And high-cal pasta sauces are still off-limits.

3.30-Second Exercise Trick
Now you can work out less — and get more fit. A recent study from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that about a half-hour of sprint cycling (alternating speeds by pedaling quickly for 30 seconds and then at a slow pace for four minutes) is as effective as an hour and a half of moderate pedaling. The key is the series of 30-second power bursts.

4.Cold Comfort
6 Natural Choice Organic Full of Fruit Frozen Fruit Bars (around 53 calories each) = 1 Vanilla & Almonds Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bar (320 calories)

5.Best Diet Breakfast
Say good-bye to bagels. Researchers from Louisiana State University System tracked people on a low-cal diet and found that those who ate two eggs in the morning lost 65 percent more weight than those who had a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories. Plus, the egg eaters' cholesterol levels didn't go up. How did they shed the extra pounds? Compared to the bagel group, they felt fuller after breakfast and ate fewer calories during the day.

6.Listen to Lose
Exercising to the right song can help you get fitter, report researchers from Brunel University in England. They found that music helped participants work out longer. The

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