Have you ever showered your body with praise? Do you honor it for all it does for you? If this feels foreign, perhaps it’s because striving to lose weight sometimes feels daunting. You may focus more on what you don’t like about your body and disregard all the wonderful ways your body serves you. Releasing weight doesn't have to be so hard! Give your efforts an inspiring boost and add some fun to your journey.Continue reading...
When you're multi-tasking between meal time and the rest of your to-do list, you may eat more. We offer these tips to help you eat more mindfully even when you can't give your plate your full attention.Continue reading...
It’s the simple formula for weight loss posted on most every health and fitness website: Burn more calories than you consume. Seems easy enough, but for many, this translates to cutting calories way too low or spending hours each day in the gym. Here's how to balance your calorie intake and burn.Continue reading...
Now that the low-carb craze is over, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Your favorite starchy carbs aren’t particularly bad for you or your diet. Here are some pasta and potato additions you can safely add to keep your calorie count in check.Continue reading...
The holidays bring out the best and the worst behaviors around the dinner table. And while snarky, knee-jerk reactions to comments like "You sure can put it away can't you?" can be tough to resist, they also fuel the drama that can make your holidays anything but happy. We went one-on-one with Dr. Susan Albers, author of Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food, to find out the perfectly polite response for when someone makes your food their business.Continue reading...
Perhaps you’ll finally give up sweets or fried foods, nix that several-times-a-day soda habit, swear off drinking, or workout every day. Unfortunately, rigid resolutions like these are often hard to stick to. But, no matter where you stand when it comes to resolutions, there are ways to re-frame your goals in a way that makes them easier to achieve and maintain.Continue reading...
We’ve been told that we sit too much, but there is one time of the day when it’s best to stay off your feet.Continue reading...
All of the festivities surrounding the New Year may make you feel as though 2012 should be left behind, but au contraire, ma soeur. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely made some great strides this year and that should not go unrecognized.Continue reading...
Snack on these little tidbits of new research findings that may affect how you think about your between-meal eating occasions.Continue reading...
2012 was a year of new revelations in nutrition research and exposure to public health initiatives was at an all-time high. Fortunately for us, we had lots of information to share with our Calorie Count community and you responded accordingly. Here are Calorie Count's top blogs of 2012.Continue reading...
The onslaught of holiday eating tips is well underway. With less than a month left in the holiday season, instead of shame and guilt about what to eat and how not to gain weight, we highlight ways to eat mindfully and enjoy the festivities for rest of the year.Continue reading...
What would happen if you ate chocolate chip cookie dough for every meal for two weeks straight? Conventional wisdom says "disaster." And yet this is exactly how Geneen Roth, author of many books on intuitive eating, saved her sanity, gave up dieting forever, and ultimately lost 40 pounds (and kept it off for more than two decades).Continue reading...
There’s something about this time of year that pushes us all to try a little harder to serve wonderfully foods that tastes a little richer, and a lot more scrumptious than usual. Though indulging every once in a while won’t derail all the hard work you put in this year, you’ll only stay on track if you plan accordingly.Continue reading...
While the holiday season brings joy and good cheer, it also places extra demands on our already busy lives. You may feel pressure to take on more than you can comfortably handle. Increased family obligations supersede your own needs. This added stress often results in emotional overeating. What can you do to manage stress and stay focused on your weight loss goals? Draw the line! Set strong boundaries and enjoy the stress-free holiday you deserve.Continue reading...
What happened to the excitement of the playground? Has your "adult" view of exercise hindered you from sticking to regular activity? If so, it’s time to rethink your workout motivations.Continue reading...
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