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 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 →

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 →