Lose weight fast with 'Fat Chance'Need a break from the...

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December 18, 1996|By Karol V. Menzie

Lose weight fast with 'Fat Chance'

Need a break from the holiday whirl? How about a round of "Fat Chance," a new board game that aims to prove nutrition can be fun? Players' goal is to lose 20 pounds -- represented by "whimsical plastic lard pieces" -- by correctly answering questions about calories, exercise and weight-loss trivia. The game costs $35. Call (800) 554-1447.

Wee tea parties

What could be more delightful than a girls' tea party, where everyone dresses up, dines off bone china, and even the dolls can play? Victorian-style birthday tea parties are the specialty of Angel Tea. "Miss Brenda" Simmons and her husband "James the Butler," of Columbia, supply everything, including food and furniture. The parties, for up to eight little ladies, usually aged 4 to 11, last two hours and cost $195 plus $10 a child. Call (410) 730-5469.

Cookbook for diabetics

A new menu planner/cookbook from the American Diabetes Association, "Magic Menus for People with Diabetes" (ADA, $14.95), has menus and recipes for 75 dinners, 50 lunches, 50 breakfasts and 30 snacks, every one with the same amount of calories and exchanges. Available in major bookstores, or call (800) ADA-ORDER (plus $3 shipping and handling).

Battle of the lipoproteins

Good news for shrimp lovers, from the newsletter Environmental Nutrition: A new study from Harvard Medical School and the Rockefeller University in New York has found shrimp fit into a low-fat diet. While consuming them does raise "bad" low-density lipoproteins, it also increases "good" high-density lipoproteins and "significantly" lowers triglyceride levels.

Pub Date: 12/18/96

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