Healthy Fries Anyone? Burger King introduces lower calorie French fries

French fries, no matter how tasty they can be, are classified under foods that should be consumed in moderation particularly for those who are watching their weight. It is one of those unassuming snacks that can hurt your diet the most. Packed with roughly 300 calories per 100 grams, it is easy to consume half a day’s worth of calories by eating fries while watching a movie or television. Add cheese or sourcream powder to it and you’re bound to eat even more. Burger King has recently announced a new addition to their menu that would help French fries-lovers all Continue Reading →

How to save calories every week

Admit it. The idea of having your food delivered is enticing more so if you’re pressed for time and can’t find the energy to get up and prepare food on your own. Preparing food by yourself though is much more healthy and nutritious. And contrary to popular belief, preparing food by yourself doesn’t have to take too much time. Here are some easy ways to save calories all week long Plan your meals Some experts believe that making up your mind on which food you plan to eat for the week is one of the easiest yet most effective ways Continue Reading →

Shockingly Low Calorie Foods

It’s been said that the most delicious foods are those which are not good for the body. Pizzas, pastas, and pastries are just a few examples of that. They’re often in the limelight since most nutritionists would recommend eating them in moderation. For this post, I’d like to dwell on the other end of the spectrum and feature some shockingly low calorie foods which you can consume without worry. Celery Stick Dubbed as the ultimate low calorie food, celery stick contains only around 5 calories per stem. And that’s not all the good thing it provides. Despite its unassuming look, Continue Reading →

Study suggests benefits in including amount of exercise to burn calories in restaurant menus

          In our previous post, we shared that Starbucks have already started stating the corresponding calories of their drinks in all their branches in the US. This is even before the Food and Drug Administration have completed the implementing rules and regulations which would force all restaurants with more than 20 locations in the US to include the calorie information alongside their menu. This move hopes to address the increasing rate of obesity in the country.          This week we’ll focus on another study that suggests that aside from the calorie information, menus Continue Reading →

How calories add up for obese kids

A recent study has revealed that overweight children these days eat too much calories than what their parents or doctors realize. The study, seen on the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, released an update on the mathematical model used by doctors before to measure the daily calorie needs of children and young adults. The new model hopes to give a more accurate computation of how much energy do children and teens need. The new model considers factors such as children’s higher metabolism compared to adults and the relative decrease in activity as these children grew Continue Reading →

Effective Ways to Cut Calories from Your Burger

You can spot hamburger stalls all over this country not without reason. Hamburgers, along with pizzas, remain to be America’s favourite if the number of hamburger joints are any indication. They’re quick to eat, delicious and packed with protein that’s essential for everyday activities. However, they’re also one of the most calorie-packed foods and hence, a pain for those who are watching their calorie intake. Case in point is Cheesecake Factory’s Farmhouse Cheeseburger which has around 1,530 calories and that doesn’t include the calories on the fries yet. It’s worthy to take note that one person’s recommended daily calorie intake Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Favorites Under 400 Calorie Menu

I’ve never known someone who doesn’t know what McDonalds is. Unless you’re living in a cave, you’ll know that McDonalds has an integral part in the diet of millions of people across the world. They specialize in not so healthy choices like French fries, burgers and sodas that’s why they often take the blame for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and related conditions. In their effort to provide healthier choices, McDonalds has come up with a menu option that is puts the spotlight on food choices under 400 calories. Unlike the dollar menu, this menu focuses on not what you Continue Reading →

Starbucks include calorie count on all storefront menus

               By now, you probably have heard or seen first hand the new format of the menus on all Starbucks stores across the country. The new format includes the appropriate calorie count written besides the drinks’ prices. This move by the company came even before the Food and Drug Administration has ironed out the details for a regulation to impose the inclusion of calorie information on all restaurant menus. Now, it has become more difficult to ignore how many calories does your frappuccino pack in.         Calorie count is important as Continue Reading →

Understanding what calories are and their role in weight loss

          If you want to lose weight, chances are, you’ve encountered the term ‘calories’ a lot by now. That and the terms exercise and diet typically constitute the very simple weight loss formula. However, there are still lots of wrong information being disseminated about it. Read below to find out more about calories and how they are important in losing weight.           Human beings require energy to live and survive. To do this, we need to eat and drink food where we get our energy. A calorie, simply speaking, is a unit Continue Reading →