Diet cola addicts, I mean drinkers, celebrated a recent study published in the journal Obesity that showed diet-soda drinkers lost more weight than water drinkers. The not-so-discreet news is that the American Beverage Association -- a deep-pocketed organization that supports giants like soft drinks, sports drinks and juice drinks -- funded this diet-soda study.
Don't bring the enemy in. That means anywhere -- your kitchen, glove compartment, on the restaurant table -- or you create a slippery slope. I'm talking about that pint of butter pecan, but also potentially dangerous healthy foods like almond butter. If one tablespoon becomes the whole container, step away from the jar!