A sign once hanging in Albert Einstein’s Princeton University office read, “Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.” As Calorie Counters, we know that calories do indeed count as one of the most important metrics for managing body weight and overall health. But what other types of data can we track about our bodies and daily lives to better improve our health, productivity, and happiness? And is it possible to go too far?Continue reading...
Recipe for Overeating
Resist fattening comfort foods during the winter by stocking up on seasonal fare. Plenty of healthy vegetables and berries peak in the colder months and make for great ingredients.Continue reading...
It's that time of year when companies go out of their way to sabotage your healthy nutrition plans. The annual holiday party almost never involves a focus on healthy food and drink, so we all need a refresher on denying eating every item served at this free for all feast. We have all heard the adage everything in moderation, but a good holiday party defense for overeating or shall we say over-cheating has to be specific to be effective. Put on your warrior hats boys and girls: we can survive the biggest temptation the rest of this year has to offer.Continue reading...
After having children, N_riddick decided to lose her baby weight and found the motivation she needed with Calorie Count. She succeeded in losing 44 pounds in just six months and has become the healthy and fit mom she’s always wanted to beContinue reading...
You can bake cookies with Splenda® Granulated or Splenda® Sugar Blend, but you need to make a few changes to the recipe for best results. Splenda® Sugar Blend is goodContinue reading...
The muffin tin might be the most versatile piece of cooking gear you have in the kitchen. Here’s why you should start giving your muffin tin a stiff workout.
1. Built-in Portion Control
Is it a given that as you age, you will gain fat and lose muscle? Not necessarily. “It’s true that after age 40, you naturally lose muscle mass--up to eight percent per decade” says Vonda Wright, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and author of Fitness After 40. “The good news is that although muscles can deteriorate with time, studies show muscle atrophy is reversible at any age.” So how can you avoid a muscle midlife crisis? The answer is simple: use it or lose it.Continue reading...
What Shay said....
Everyone heads home for their “reveals.” Let me tell you, it is so weird to sit in that car and wait to reveal your new self to your family and friends. I am sure it is much different when you are going home as a final four than when you go home “eliminated,” but I think no matter how you get home it’s completely nerve-wrecking!
Listen to the rest.Continue reading...
According to an NBC report by Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell, there are 220,000 weight loss surgeries conducted each year in America. Of that, half are attributed to Lap-Band surgery (the other half are gastric bypasses.) A recent report by Reuters says, “Allergan, Inc., the maker of Lap-Bands, Botox, breast implants, and other cosmetic products, wants approval to promote the surgically implanted Lap-Band device to people with lower body mass indexes who are still considered obese.”Continue reading...
Inspired by the popular T.V. series “The Biggest Loser” and staying accountable to her Facebook friends has helped Dana1956 lose 40lbs. With ten pounds to go, she doesn’t plan on stopping what she’s doing anytime soonContinue reading...
Some methods that people use to avoid snacking during food prep (and clean-up!) are to chew gum, sip on a low calorie beverage, have a snack before starting ifContinue reading...
These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.Continue reading...
As we’ve talked about in the past, enormous serving sizes and the deeply-ingrained mentality we have to “clean” our larger-than-average plates are some of the subconscious factors responsible for our overeating habits. New research shows that there are additional visual cues which affect our sense of hunger and likelihood to gorge. These subtle visual “tricks” used by restaurants and food manufacturers are leading us to buy (and eat) more and more without even realizing it. Have you fallen into these traps?Continue reading...
A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, by New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson, is probably the only book you need to help you lose weight permanently. This brilliant book boldly speaks to the fundamental truth about weight loss: to release excess weight from your body you must release the toxic weight from your spirit. And Williamson, whose works are based on the concepts explained in A Course in Miracles, shows you how.Continue reading...
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