Have you ever looked into a mirror and disliked what you were looking at? Well, that's what happened to Randomwhale. Seeing himself at such a heavy weight wasn’t a laughing matter anymore and prompted him to start his weight loss journey. He has lost an incredible 145 lbs by making changes to his eating and exercise habitsContinue reading...
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that research subjects who drank green tea as part of a controlled diet saw anContinue reading...
An ancient food, revered for thousands of years in the South American Andes is gaining a new-found following among health-conscious consumers around the world. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) – for a long time considered “comida de pobres” or “poor people’s food” even in its native countries – is exploding in popularity as a nutritional superfood, gluten-free and high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.Continue reading...
Nutritious morning meals you can eat while driving, walking, or sprinting out the door. For instance, try Fruit and Cheese, a balanced, easy-to-assemble make-ahead morning meal: Grab an apple, wrap 1 to 2 ounces of Cheddar in plastic, and toss ¼ cup of fiber- and protein-rich walnuts into a resealable plastic bag.Continue reading...
On January 1st, millions of people resolved to lose weight. I hope you weren’t one of them.
Pull yourself out of a funk, pronto, with these 3 surprisingly simple steps. Decode your mood: Ask yourself these key questions to figure out what’s wrong. What’s really bugging me? You’re irritable and sad, but you’re not sure why. “Think about what happened earlier in the day or in the week,”...Continue reading...
The title of this article is not a trick question. Contrary to what we health conscious folks think whenever we hear white and wheat in the same sentence, white whole wheat does exist. White whole wheat is a whole grain and is a cousin of the red whole wheat we are used to. White whole wheat is derived from hard white spring wheat, a variety not as readily available as red whole wheat, but nutritionally equal. So, if red and white whole wheat are both whole grains and carry the same vitamins, minerals and fiber, the question is, why switch?Continue reading...
For those who like to know exactly what to do, there is The 17 Day Diet. The diet has been burning through the Internet ever since the start of the New Year when its creator, Dr. Mike Moreno, was “seen on TV” on Dr. Phil and The Doctors. The book jacket claims the diet is “a simple plan that targets both belly fat and visceral fat and produces fast results that last.” 'Belly fat' and 'fast', the magic words. Dr. Mike knows the right thing to say.Continue reading...
Real Simple asked a host of experts—from an arachnid specialist to a meteorologist—to put your worst nightmares to bed.Continue reading...
Can't get rid of your flabby belly, even though you do sit-ups and crunches until you're ready to drop? Maybe you're so mortified by the condition of your abs that you've relegated your bikini and low-rise jeans to the dark recesses of your closet.
An abusive relationship and emotional obstacles led Kris82m to her life-changing moment. She is now using Calorie Count to put herself back on track, physically and emotionally. She’s successfully lost 55 lbs and loves herself for making the decision to get healthy againContinue reading...
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in response to stress. It increases the appetite and the production of glucose from protein to replenish carbohydrate and fat presumablyContinue reading...
Take those new calorie counts provided by restaurants with a grain of salt. Turns out that some tallies underestimate how many calories you're getting by an average of 18%, a recent study shows, mostly due to cooks who accidentally deviate from recipes. Here, six simple tricks to keep your personal intake in check.Continue reading...
With a pick pick here and a pick pick there... How good are mashed potatoes when eaten right off of the serving spoon? Well, if you are serious about watching what you eat, you’re best off eating only the food on your plate. Picking morsels here and there as you cook, serve and clean piles on the extra calories. You might not realize how often you eat before and after you actually sit down for dinner, but by simply setting yourself up to eat only what you serve, you can stay within your calorie budget. The word to remember is consciousness.Continue reading...
Let’s face it. Even if you are counting calories because you have a lot of weight to lose, at some point, as you get closer to your maintenance weight, you have to wing it and learn to eat like an intuitive eater. Healthy Weight Week is about eating like you are not “on a diet.” January 16 – 22, 2011 is the 18th Annual Healthy Weight Week founded by Frances Berg, RD. As her website says, “It’s a time to celebrate healthy living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems, rather than intensifying them, as diets do. “ The premise is to create a lifestyle that promotes a healthy weight by using techniques that prevent eating and weight problems.Continue reading...
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