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Health Tip: Live Alone?

You're less likely to eat right

(HealthDayNews) -- People who live alone are more prone to weight gain and long-term health problems caused by poor eating habits, experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) say.

Nearly 26 percent of Americans -- 73 million people -- live alone. Many of these singles eat prepared foods or spend more time at restaurants than they do eating at home.

Unfortunately, commercially prepared meals often have too many calories, too much fat and sodium, and include too few vegetables and fruits.

The AICR recommends that singles prepare their own meals more often. Cook two large-size recipes on Sunday, store individual servings in the refrigerator or freezer, and you'll have delicious meals to warm up all week when you get home from work.

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