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Health & wellness

Nutrition and you!

Can takeout foods help you stay trim?

Adapted from the Nutrition And You! blog on

Takeout could be trimming for your waist if it replaces eating at a sit-down restaurant. A recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted by Seamless, a leading mobile and online delivery and takeout food service, uncovered that nearly 50 percent of men and 40 percent of women order takeout or delivery at least weekly. But here’s the interesting result: The study found that these folks tend to be more health conscious when picking up or having their dinner delivered compared to when they eat out at a restaurant.

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