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...
Do you ever think that eating healthfully and working out would be easy if it weren't for your spouse or kids? I hear different versions of the same problem all the time: My kids won't eat fruit or veggies; I have to keep cookies in the house for them. Or, my husband is a meat-and-potatoes guy, so I have to cook two separate meals, and I just don't have the time for it. Or, I have a young child and can't seem to squeeze in my workouts. But there are ways to have a family and be healthy!Continue reading...
You don’t need to watch Tom Hanks in Cast Away to help you discover coconut water nowadays. Coconut water is popping up in high-end grocery stores nationwide, and business is booming with no signs of slowing down. Not to be confused with coconut milk, made from the white pulp inside the coconut, coconut water is the clear fluid found in young green coconuts. But before you go and buy a case of coconut water at Whole Foods, consider the truth behind the hype of this buzzworthy tropical drink.Continue reading...
While counting calories seems like enough to reach your weight loss goals, many are deciding if weighing their food will be the added weapon they need to win the battle of the bulge. It seems fitting that as you look to lose weight, you weigh what you take in, but is it worth the time and energy it takes? As you weigh your options, consider how weighing your food may differ from other food tracking strategies.Continue reading...
Season 11 of The Biggest Loser is sure to bring a great bunch of contestants, new inspiring stories, and crazy twists and changes in the game. Brand new to the ranch are 22 contestants, which consists of 11 teams of family members. We meet a former Olympian, Rulon Gardner, a 21-year-old girl who has lost over 100 pounds already and still has a lot more to go, Courtney Crozier, and the biggest contestant ever, Arthur Wornum, weighing in at over 500 pounds and standing only 5’8″.Continue reading...
The title is one tip that our this week's featured member, Jenpnc would like to share with you. She’s 53 and she was resigned to the fact that her weight was slowly creeping up on her. Then she started counting calories and lost 21 lbs. Losing that weight gave her self confidence back and she's living a much healthier and happier lifestyleContinue reading...
Prescription medications for weight loss are presumed safe because they are approved by the FDA, although it is not uncommon for problems to be found afterContinue reading...
You know the common fatigue symptoms: three hits of the snooze button, a must have second cup of coffee, and an unplanned nap on the train ride home. So what are the causes of fatigue and what can you do about them?
We spend about a third of our life sleeping, yet little is known about this essential bodily function. What does sleep do, why do we need it, and what happens with too little or too much of it? While we are still not entirely sure why we need to sleep or what exactly it does to our bodies, a lot of research points to the perils of not getting enough, including the connection between sleep and weight loss.Continue reading...
With so many over-the-counter medications available to treat cold and flu symptoms, it is hard to know which ones to choose. Here, you will find just a sample of over-the-counter cold and flu medications. To decide which one is right for you, figure out what your symptoms are and which medication will provide the most relief from those symptoms.Continue reading...
If you’re like most dieters you’re very conscientious about the foods you eat, and, of course, that’s important. But equally important are the thoughts you choose to feed your mind. Here are some tips for empowered thinking that will strengthen and support you through your weight loss journey!Continue reading...
Setting your goal weight is usually the first step in initiating your weight loss plan. However, if your weight loss goal is too lofty, either week-to-week or in total, then you may be setting yourself up for disappointment. It's important to understand what an ideal weight is for your body type and height to keep your goals realistic.Continue reading...
After an emotional layoff and a humiliating run as a bridesmaid in a grossly unflattering dress, Lexi realized that she’d hit rock bottom, and that something had to change, and fast. She joined Calorie Count and started logging every single food she would consume and by counting one calorie at a time she's successfully lost 122lbs. Lexi was featured on the Today Show's Joy Fit Club - Congratulations Lexi!Continue reading...
Start your New Year out right! Calorie Count will make sticking to healthy-living resolutions for the new year a little easier in 2011. Simply log into Calorie Count between January 3-10, 2011, and you will automatically be entered to win a $500 Whole Foods gift card...Continue reading...
You could define success as the percent of weight loss goal reached. For example, if you weigh 182 pounds and your 12-week goal is 158 pounds, but you reachedContinue reading...
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