8 Easy Steps to Find Happiness

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Burger King concocts lower-calorie 'Satisfries' USA Today
The fast-food chain is changing up its French fry formula. Their new "Satisfries" have 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories but contain the same ingredients. Would you try them?

Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push Reuters
Speaking of fast food, McDonald's is taking more steps to promote healthy eating. Soda will no longer be promoted or marketed as a beverage option in Happy Meals (though parents can still order it if desired). In addition, they'll let customers swap in a side salad, fruit or vegetable for fries at no additional cost. What do you think of these changes?

How Healthy Is the Average American Diet? Shape
The Center for Science in the Public Interest gave Americans a report card for their dietary choices. The results: B, C, C-, D+, B+, B-, B. Looks like we have some studying to do!

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps Huffington Post Healthy Living
This blog post filled with sound, sage, simple advice on how to be happier in life is getting quite a bit of attention. Don't miss it!

10 Exercise Habits that Age You Yahoo Shine
Find out whether your workout habits are helping keep you young--or aging you!

Stronger Than Ever: Be Your Healthiest at Any Age Fitness Magazine
Read the stories of five women who survived a health crisis and are now healthier than ever.

Coffee Creamer: Good or Bad? Food Network blog
What's really in coffee creamer? Should you deny yourself a bit of cream in your coffee? The Healthy Eats blog is on the case.
Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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I think this must be mis-labeled. Report
If this helps keep SP free, well then so be it. Lots of choices for lots of different people. Report
You darn straight I got my spark points for this misleading title :( Fast food-infinite happiness....I am so confused. Report
Not uncommon for an occasional blog to be a roundup of articles from around the web. So you have to look for the article that the title to this blog focuses on - and it's not the first. One article about happiness here, lol, - the huffington post one, and it's not bad. Fast food/diet articles... whatever. Small improvements are a good thing, at least a step in the right direction. But up to us as consumers and parents to make smart choices. At least slightly better choices are being offered. (Hey, I can eat that salad w/ just a small amount of dressing instead of wolfing down an oversized serving of fries - reduced calorie or not!) And the exercise habits that age you article has some good info in it. Report
TERIANA I bought a small one from burger king on friday. Report
I am quite suspicious of those "satisfries." Report
I'm glad I am not the only one confused! Faux pas! Report
Have to agree with the other posters - I was NOT expecting to waste my time reading fast food news when I saw this title. Report
terrible title.......since when does fast food lead to "infinite happiness'??? How does coffee creamer bring infinite happiness? I don't drink coffee so i guess I won't be happy. I don't see anything in any of the titles that would bring me "infinite happiness"!!!!! Report
And to think Buddha meditated for several years to achieve infinite happiness when he just could have gone to Burger King for an order of Satisfries. Report
Ah yes, "Coffee Creamer: Good or Bad?" - the key to infinite happiness. Report
Perhaps these news items, although unexpected, may be exactly what some Sparkpeople need for infinite happiness. Report
"Low-calorie 'Satisfries?'" Really? I hate when they do this stupid crap. They lure you in with a good title and then push all these outside articles on you like they actually have anything to do with the article title. Next time, be straightforward with the advertisements and show us some respect. Report
Based on title this is not what I expected :/ Report
misleading title perhaps??? nooooo.... Report
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