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... for Canceling Out Calories
Index to more 10 Commandments

  1. If you eat something but no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

  2. If you eat something directly from the container while standing in front of the open refrigerator or freezer, it doesn't count.

  3. When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you eat less than they do.

  4. If you drink a diet soda with a dessert, the calories in the dessert are cancelled out by the diet soda.

  5. Calories in movie related foods - such as Milk Duds, Buttered Popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots, and Tootsie Rolls - are never counted, because they are part of the entire entertainment package and are not part of one's personal fuel.

  6. Cookie pieces contain no calories. (The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.) Additionally, due to the fact that calories are not formed in cookies until the baking process is in effect, if you eat the cookie dough, you can deduct the equivalent number of calories it would have been had the cookies been baked. 

  7. Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something.  Examples are peanut butter on a knife while making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon when making a sundae.

  8. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories.  Examples are:   spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate.  Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

  9. Food that is icy cold uses calories to heat it up; therefore a large dish of cold ice cream will burn as many calories as it provides.  This is a documented fact.

  10. Food eaten for medicinal purposes NEVER count, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.

Note:  some of these rules were found at The Best of Cooking and Recipes Site as well as at SOON Educational Publications
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