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 →

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 →

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 →

CalorieSmart iPhone app

CalorieSmart iPhone app by Coheso, lets you track Calories, Carbs and other nutrition information and helps you with your weight loss and nutrition goals. With nutrition details for over 80,000 foods, 300 restaurants, and 500 specific brands, you can stay connected to reliable calorie values anytime, anywhere. CalorieSmart features: Includes Calorie and other nutrition details for over 80,000 foods. Includes nutrition information from over 300 restaurants and 500 food brands. View Calories burnt by type of exercise (walking, running, etc). Lookup nutrition info for the exact serving size of foods (6 oz milk, 1/2 banana, etc). Log entire meals as a group. Track Continue Reading →