I’ve been reading a lot from both popular press and scientific publications about how certain craveable foods, such as those that include sugar, fat, or a combination of both (e.g. ice cream, chocolate, and most desserts) may cause druglike responses in our brain. Animal-model research shows that when animals are given all-you-can-eat access to junk food, they can’t seem to get enough of it—and they’ll forgo normal activities such as exercise and sex to eat the sugar- and fat-rich foods.Continue reading...
Courtney Cox told the Los Angeles Times that her run during ‘Friends’ involved eating a Cobb salad “doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans” every single day.Continue reading...
Even though the holidays are officially over, you still can find time to eat delicious, healthy meals at home! All of the meals this week taste great the first day but even better the second! If an early winter cold has you down, my Asian chicken-noodle soup is just the right prescription—it’s loaded with greens and spices to ward off any sniffles.Continue reading...
There’s no shortage of information about how to lose weight, but when you choose what to do, don’t forget about YOU. If you’re looking to get to and maintain a healthy weight in 2012, changing your diet, exercise, and sleep habits will help you reach your goal. However, above pounds lost,Continue reading...
The title is advice that our this week's featured member, djredrum714 would like to share with you. He has lost over 137 pounds by ditching the fad diets, logging his foods and incorporating daily exerciseContinue reading...
The first day of 2012 is full of hope and optimism to fulfill your health and fitness goals this year. You’ve got the gym membership, new workout clothes, and an extensive music playlist to boot. There’s just one problem, you only have a plan A.Continue reading...
It’s that time of year when I take my running workouts inside to the treadmill. Or should I say dreadmill? The treadmill can be a real drag, but I find that using a plan to guide my workout keeps me on track, interested, and motivated, so the time flies by. Here are three of my favorite (read: not boring) treadmill workouts.Continue reading...
Regardless of whether you eat black-eyed peas, sauerkraut or lentils the first day of the New Year, you must first get through three meals and two snacks on New Year’s Eve (NYE). Unless you’re a college student, most of your days are coming to a close by 9pm, but the last day of the year is a game changer.Continue reading...
I did not give more than a passing thought to the next seven years when I dropped and broke a mirror. A ladder blocking my way? Not a problem. SteppingContinue reading...
This year has seen headlines that have had a major impact on the practice and perception of healthy eating and exercise in America. Without any further ado, here are the news stories of 2011 that kept Calorie Count members talking.Continue reading...
With specialty food stores and going organic, eating your best can come at a high price. Luckily, there are tons of actions you can take to not fall into this food trap. It all comes down to planning ahead.Continue reading...
While there is ample coverage of carbs and protein in the media, when it comes to healthy living, fat gets the cold shoulder. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 20 to 35% of daily calories come from fat with no more than 10% coming from saturated fat.Continue reading...
Do you ever have those days when you feel like a bottomless pit and snack on everything in sight? Me too. I know my body sometimes requires more calories, but I also know sometimes I eat out of sheer boredom. Here’s what I do when I want to ward off those boredom munchies.Continue reading...
Yesterday began what some have come to know as the laziest work week of the year. Notable goings on for many people this week include shopping for after-Christmas deals, planning their New Year’s Eve festivities, and relishing time with kids who are out of school and seeing extended family.Continue reading...
Calorie Count's New Director of Nutrition Rachel Berman shares tips for eating on New Year's Eve.Continue reading...
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