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 →

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 →

iPhone Version 4.0 approved and ready to download

Version 4.0 of CalorieSmart calorie counter app is now available in iTunes App Store. Updated user interface makes it even easier to track your calories and nutrition information. We added an “add” button in the overview page to make it easier to add nutrition and exercise information to the log. Changed how Recent Meals are shown. You can now select the number of days and the meal type of recent meals to show. Easier serving size entry. Popular serving sizes are show in a scroll wheel. You can still enter any value using a keypad entry. Two-way sync with our Continue Reading →