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The Sane Girl's Travel Guide to a No-Stress Summer Vacation

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Healthy On-the-Road Food Picks

Vacations are for indulging, but you don't want to go totally off the deep end. Charles Stuart Platkin, founder of, reveals which treats are smarter.

Lobster with Butter vs. Fried Clams with Tartar Sauce

EAT THIS: 1-1/4-pound lobster with 1 tablespoon butter: 185 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated) 3/4 cup fried clams with a serving of tartar sauce: 719 calories, 56g fat (11g saturated)

Blueberry Pie vs. Vanilla Ice Cream

HAVE EITHER: One slice blueberry pie: 290 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated) One cup vanilla ice cream: 289 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated)

Margarita vs. Daiquiri

HAVE EITHER: One 6.8-ounce margarita: 249 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat) One 6.8-ounce daiquiri: 259 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated)

Beer vs. Wine

HAVE EITHER: One 5-ounce glass of white wine: 122 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat) One 12-ounce bottle of beer: 153 calories, 0g fat, (0g saturated) Or go for light beer: 103 calories, 0g fat, (0g saturated)

Barbecued Chicken and Potato Salad vs. Ribs and Corn on the Cob

EAT THIS: Small serving of barbecued chicken with 1/3 cup potato salad: 350 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated) 3 ounces ribs with corn on the cob with butter: 413 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated)

Nachos with Cheese vs. Fries with Ketchup

EAT THIS: Small fries with 1 tablespoon ketchup: 242 calories, 11g fat (2 g saturated) Six nachos with cheese: 346 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated)

DQ Dipped Cone vs. DQ Blizzard

EAT THIS: Medium chocolate-dipped cone: 490 calories and 24g fat (13g saturated) Medium Oreo Blizzard: 700 calories and 26g fat (12g saturated)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2006.


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rcarlberg3 wrote:

dbbstrr - thank you! I was wondering why I couldn't get that! :-)

3/14/2014 10:29:30 AM Report Abuse
dbbstrr wrote:

Your tip to go to is sooooo out of date. They ceased operations in 2011. Disappointing journalism and disappointed the site no longer exists. And I didn't like the site that supposedly took its place. Bummer all the way around. :-(

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