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Entry from August 09, 2012
BLT (Bites, Licks and Tastes)

"BLT” usually refers to a BLT sandwich (bacon, lettuce and tomato). Dieting organizations such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig have another meaning for “BLT”—bites, licks and tastes. People often don’t record bites, licks and tastes in their food diaries, but there are calories from each of these small “BLTs.”

“BLT’s (bites, licks and tastes)” has been cited in print since at least 1984.


Acronym Finder
What does BLT stand for?
Bites, Licks and Tastes (Weight Watchers)

The Free Dictionary
BLT Bites, Licks and Tastes (Weight Watchers)

Google Books
There’s More to Being Thin than Being Thin
By Neva Coyle and Marie Chapian
Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House
1984
Pg. 134:
She had countless BLT’s (bites, licks and tastes) which she didn’t record on her calorie account sheet.
Pg. 151:
BLT, as we mentioned before, means bites, licks and tastes.

Google Books
From the First Bite:
A complete guide to recovery from food addiction

By Kay Sheppard
Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications
2000
Pg. 80:
We have to deal with the insidious “BLTs” (bites, licks and tastes).

Google News Archive
20 October 2004, Fort Scott (KS) Tribune, “Extra bites mean more calories” by Ann Ludlum, pg. 3, col. 4:
Are you a victim of BLT? Take the following quiz to decide. BLT stands for bites, licks and tastes.

WNDU.com (South Bend, IN)
Posted: Wed 4:32 PM, Dec 31, 2008
Updated: Wed 6:21 PM, Dec 31, 2008
Reporter: Maureen McFadden
Tips to avoid adding on holiday weight
“The average person gains seven pounds over the holidays from Halloween to New Years,” Registered dietician Amy Goodson says there is still time to avoid the post holiday hangover.
(...)
And Amy says always watch out for BLT’s, “BLT’s are bites, licks and tastes.”

Google Books
How to Exercise When You’re Expecting:
For the 9 Months of Pregnancy and the 8 Months It Takes to Get Your Best Body Back

By Lindsay Brin
New York, NY: Penguin Books
2011
Pg. ?:
No BLTs (bites, licks, or tastes).

Shine from Yahoo!
How BLTs Can Get You into Trouble (Bits, Licks and Tastes!)
By GALTime.com | Shine Food – Tue, Jan 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST
(...)
No, not bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches… bits, licks and tastes! This helpful tip comes from a Skinny cousin of mine, Kristie Kinderman: Every bit, lick and taste adds up quickly when you’re watching your calories. So think twice (and even three times) before you have that extra bite, lick or taste!

Jenny Craig
Bites, Licks and tastes!
Posted by matchingoutsidetoinside, 23 February 2012
I ony had a one pound weight loss this week and I followed the eating plan well, and exercised. So better down than up but it was a little discouraging. I mean I followed the plan exactly right? Wrong! I didn’t account for my bites, licks and tastes (BLT’s for short) What the?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Thursday, August 09, 2012 • Permalink