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This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

By Justin Sedor

Refinery29

 

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten - we don't know about you, but we can hardly keep up. The one piece of conventional wisdom that we just can't seem to shake, though, is the idea that cutting calories will help us lose weight. Okay, yes, there is definitely truth to the concept that a net calorie deficit will result in body-weight reduction. But, obsessing over those little numbers on the back of your groceries often means ignoring basic tenets of nutrition. All calories are definitely not created equal; while a scoop of ice cream and an avocado contain the same number of calories, one choice is fundamentally healthier than the other. The important thing, of course, is to focus on giving your body what it ...

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Posted Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
By Louise Smith
Giam Life.com
 
Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are 10 tips to help you get started. 
 
 
 
 

1.  Be Realistic

The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.

2.  Plan Ahead

Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based ...

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Posted Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 by Michael Gonzales in Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

 
 
 

6 Healthy Fast Food Meal Options

6 Healthy Fast Food Meal Options
Sourced from Prevention

 

We all know it’s healthier to skip the drive-thru, but everyone eventually finds themselves at a roadside rest stop or caves into a French-fry craving. The trick is making the healthiest fast-food choice you can.
So we turned to the nutrition experts who created the menus for our favorite fast-food joints to find out what healthy meals they order when they eat on the job.

Note: Most of the foods that follow are pretty good in terms of calories and fat, but they’re still loaded with sodium. Most adults should have less than 2,300 mg daily, and many of these meals provide half that amount or more!

 

 

 

 

1) Burger King: BK Veggie Burger

“I typically order the BK Veggie Burger, but I hold the mayo,” says Stephanie Quirantes, RD, the nutrition and health manager for Burger King Corp., North America. For a side and ...

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Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

3 Unlikely Ways to Lose Fat

3 Unlikely Ways to Lose Fat
 By Heather M. Johnson-Emerson, Stack Fitness
 

Dozens of diet plans and supplements claim to help people slash flab. Most of them are fairly straightforward: eat fewer carbs, cut back on junk food and stop guzzling so much soda. Yes, they work, but that doesn't mean they're the only ways you can cut that muffin top off your waistline. Sometimes, it takes a bit of creative thinking to drop those last few pounds. Here are three surprising ways you can lose fat.

Nosh on Dark Chocolate

Believe it: chocolate may help you lose fat. We're not talking about the stuff you chowed down on as a kid, though. It has to be dark chocolate! Dark chocolate slows digestion and gives people a feeling of satiety, meaning it keeps the stomach feeling fuller for a longer period. Also, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate may ...

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Posted Friday, July 11, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition