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By Larry

*Happiest of Birthdays to Eric H., George L. and Jen G.!!!

*A new national survey shows that dieting is becoming a way of life for most Americans, even though long-term results are rarely ever achieved. The research found that:
-Women between the ages of 19 and 54 went on an average of three diets
-33.5% of dieters stayed on a diet for only 2 weeks or less
-Chocolate is the food that makes people most likely to go off their diet
-Lack of will power is the top reason for not sticking to a diet
-47.5% of dieters stopped dieting because of an emotional event, such as the death of a family member or friend
-Dieting is about more than food. It's also about emotions, nutrition and mental attitude.

Are you having a difficult time making the right food choices? Let's analyze together what you are eating, and let's all say "NO" to dieting!

Seafood Kebabs

Yield: 4 servings

*3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
*1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
*2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
*1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
*3/4 pound raw sea scallops
*3/4 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
*8 skewers
*10 large mushrooms, halved
*1 cubed red bell pepper
*1 cubed yellow bell pepper
*1 cubed green bell pepper
*2 onions, cut into 1/4" thick wedges
*2 zucchini, cut into 1/2" thick slices

1) Combine 1/4 cup olive oil, dry spices, garlic and lemon juice in a resealable bag. Add scallops and shrimp, shake and refrigerate for 2 hours.
2) After marinating, assemble the kebabs on skewers evenly using shrimp, scallops and vegetables; baste generously with remaining oil.
3) Grill or broil until shrimp and scallops are opaque, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories per serving: 323
Carbohydrate: 18 grams
Protein: 32 grams
Fat: 14 grams
Fiber: 4 grams

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