How to Cut Calories With Cupcakes, Chips, and Peppers

Cynthia Dermody

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Snacking in between meals can actually help you lose weight. This is what I'm telling myself as I'm polishing off this jumbo bag of chocolate-covered pretzels. The folks at Yahoo! Health infiltrated the grocery store and compiled a list of 10 store-bought snacks that are healthy for you, including ice cream and potato chips. Unfortunately my choco-pretzels didn't make the list :( 

You know how you sweat when you eat peppers? Well, that heat is a good thing: Hot peppers burn extra calories. It's a modest burn -- only about 100 a day for a 100-pound woman, but hey, that's about seven of those chocolate-covered pretzels. -- WebMD

Speaking of cupcakes ... I mean calories. Well, they're the same thing, are they not? Discover the secret to baking healthier cupcakes and get a recipe for raspberry swirl. -- Yahoo! Shine

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