calories

Don’t fast to feast later. This only results in more calories eaten. Don’t skip breakfast. Not only will you have less energy to get through the morning but breakfast skippers eat more calories during the remainder of the day. If you are really dying for a hamburger and fries at lunch order a kid’s meal … Read More

It can be tricky to determine the actual calorie content of foods. Most calculations are done using the Atwater system, developed over 100 years ago, which showed that carbs and protein have 4 calories and fat has 9 calories in 1 gram. You can think of a gram as about the weight of an average paper clip. Comparing … Read More

A half-cup of spinach dip plus 20 chips comes in close to 500 calories. Swap for salsa and chips and cut the calories to 200. Order raw vegetables and lowfat ranch dip and you cut the calories in half again. … Read More

Chicken fajitas served with stir-fried veggies and 3 soft tortillas plus a quarter cup each of salsa, sour cream and guacamole adds up to about 950 calories. Ask the wait person for one extra tortilla. The meal now goes over 1,000 calories, but here is the catch, split with a friend and your meal comes … Read More

We eat more calories, fat, and alcohol on weekends. Go easy on weekend choices. We eat 82 to 115 more calories a day adding up to a weight gain of 2 ½ to 3 ½ pounds a year. … Read More

In the course of one month, if you make each of the swaps below, just once, you save enough calories to lose 1 pound. Instead of a cheese omelet have 2 scrambled eggs – 188 calories saved. Instead of a convenience store, extra-large soda, drink a can of soda – 660 calories saved. Instead of … Read More

Two researchers at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey attempted to do a comprehensive review of the typical American diet. Their results are both interesting and sad. In a land of abundance with a varied and healthy food supply, most Americans aren’t eating well and far too many are eating too much. Calories You’ve got … Read More

Two researchers at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey attempted to do a comprehensive review of the typical American diet. Their results are both interesting and sad. In a land of abundance with a varied and healthy food supply, most Americans aren’t eating well and far too many are eating too much. Calories – You’ve … Read More

It can be tricky to determine the actual calorie content of foods. Most calculations are done using the Atwater system which showed that carbs and protein have 4 calories in 1 gram and fat has 9 calories in 1 gram. You can think of a gram as about the weight of an average paper clip. … Read More

In 1971 the average man ate 2,450 calories a day; today the average is 2,618. Women ate 1,542 calories a day in 1971; today they eat 1,877. The increase adds up to a 20 pound weight gain in a year. … Read More