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The calorie as a measure of food energy is inaccurate and variable.
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You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.
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The belief that eating out equals a lot of calories paralyzes many dieters -- they feel that in order to lose weight and maintain the loss, they have to stay away from restaurants forever. This is a depressing thought.
New research suggests that counting bites, not calories, could help with weight loss. For the study, researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah asked a group of 61 participants to count the num...
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Using an online calculator to help you lose (or gain) weight isn't a new concept, but asking people what they're willing to do to see change is. Last month TIME magazine reported about the public ava...
Ideally, this world would be full of health nuts who only ate perfectly healthy menus. We wouldn't touch pop, or food that was full of preservatives. However, there is a satisfaction from unhealthy food that is undeniable. My only request is that you find balance.
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The idea that providing more information about food served in restaurants, such as calorie and fat content, would reduce the risk of weight problems has widely been greeted with skepticism and outright rejection. Now a new study presented at the Second Annual Obesity Journal Symposium in Boston showed that calorie labeling on menus can indeed influence the choices people make.
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Until now, wearable trackers have relied upon self-reporting of food consumed for calorie-tracking purposes, but researchers at the University of Alabama have now invented a device worn on the ear tha...
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As far as weight loss habits go, one thing we've learned through some amazing success stories is that tracking what goes into your body is just as important (if not more so) as making sure you're gett...
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How in the world does the app know what you're going to weigh in a month if you continue eating as you did that day? Does it have a crystal ball? Who knows, but some apps sure feel confident about predicting massive gain or loss of weight based on one day of eating, and those random predictions sure make some people feel anxious as hell.
The image of what often comes to mind, and what is often publicized for people with eating disorders is a younger female who is skeletal in frame. In my case, I was a young man who was albeit thin, also quite muscular. I worked in health in fitness. I helped people get fit. I was supposed to be the voice of healthy living.
Kids have started getting excited about the bounty of candy they'll be getting and their parents are getting anxious. There is so much focus being put on the issue of obesity recently that we have become terrified of every calorie and fat gram we consume and are unfortunately, passing this fear on to our kids.
We shared recipes and simple ideas for students (and their parents) to make healthy, yummy, affordable food. Because fast food won't change -- it's made by scientists in white lab coats to be as cheap and addictive as possible -- the only way to stick it to fast food is to replace fast food with quick and delicious real food.
For those of you love to count every little calorie, you may want to look at the bigger picture. If your daily food and drink consumption consists of salty potato chips or a can of pop, you may be ad...
Calories aren't just the first number you ignore on the nutritional label anymore — they could be coming to a menu near you soon. With the announcement this week that McDonald's restaurants in the U.S...
While becoming a teetotaling, vegan, shut-in, marathon runner might well help you to manage your weight, is that a life you'd be willing, or even able, to live with forever? No. Weight loss is about living the healthiest life that you can enjoy.