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 →

How many calories are you burning during these activities?

If you’re pressed for time and don’t have an hour or two to spare for exercise, you’ll probably want to know which workout produces maximum results. We did the computation for you and come up below with industry average stats for different weight loss activities.  Hiking   Exercise physiologists approximate the calorie burned during this activity using the activity’s Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET). In simple terms, this denotes to the amount of energy necessary to successfully finish the activity. Cross country hiking, as example, has a MET of 6.0 and that means around 387 calories loss in one hour. Continue Reading →

Eat big during breakfasts, Less during dinner

Busy people tend to skip eating breakfast and just make up for it during lunch or dinner. This is not a good idea if researchers from Tel Aviv University are to be believed. In a recently concluded study, researchers found out that people who eat their largest meal of the day during breakfasts are more likely to lose more weight and have a lower risk of acquiring diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. Daniella Jakubowicz, one of the lead researchers in the study, gathered 93 obese who were asked to go under two strictly formulated diet plan. All participants were subjected 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 to Manage Restaurant Calories

Counting calories is hard enough as it is. Counting calories mean that you have to make a conscious effort to scrutinize every food, snack or beverage you consume. When I started making a habit of counting the calories in the food I eat, my family and friends were weirded out by me. Soon enough though, after I explained general calorie information, they became as passionate as myself in keeping track of what they eat. restaurant calories Based on experience, regularly eating in restaurants and fast food chains is the fastest way to gain weight. It’s easy to pack unnecessary carbs 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 →

Americans badly underestimate the amount of Calories in their meals

          When I want to justify eating burgers, steaks and fries, I set my mind into thinking that they only have this certain amount of acceptable calorie count. I know my estimate will be rather off but I still do that in hopes of eating delicious foods which are often loaded with calories. It turns out I’m not the only one doing that. In a recent study, it was proven that Americans greatly underestimate the calories they take into their body by as much as 34%. Calories in fast-food meals tend to be the most undervalued. Continue Reading →