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Counting Calories

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Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor...

You Won't Believe Which Of These Breakfast Foods Is Healthier

OWN | Posted 11.08.2014 | OWN

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – unless you're unknowingly sabotaging yourself with so-called "healthy" choices. I...

'Just F*cking Eat Already!' On Overcoming Food and Diet Obsession

Connie Andrea Trowbridge | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Connie Andrea Trowbridge

The amazing thing about the human body is this: Just because you choose to ignore the warnings signs don't mean they will go away. One way or another, if your body needs food, needs rest, it will force you to shut down. And that's exactly what happened to me.

Do We Have an Internal Calorie Counter?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.15.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Most of us don't even know what a gram of apple or an ounce of milk looks like, so how can we possibly calculate a sensible portion? Well, perhaps arithmetic is not required, and it may even be misleading.

What Is a Calorie?

David Kirsch | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

The question of calories consumed and expended is omnipresent in the press and social media pages on a daily basis. In particular, I was moved by an ...

How You Can Burn More Calories During the Work Day

The Active Times | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

So you sit at a desk all day and wish there was something you could do to make your weekly routine a little less... sedentary. Especially since you've...

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Experts agree that since the body uses calories from different nutrients in different ways, the key to successful weight loss is paying attention to more than just the numbers on a box.

Dining Alone: The Stigma Behind Counting Calories in College

McKenzie Maxson | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
McKenzie Maxson

Many of my peers automatically associate counting calories with an eating disorder. A healthy lifestyle is something I have the right to, and for me, that includes calorie counting.

America's Obesity Epidemic Is Not A Moral Failing

Food Riot | Posted 01.17.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't feel like a monster if I want a candy bar. It's fine. I just eat the damn candy and move on with my life.

So What if Processed Foods Have Slightly Fewer Calories?

Lindsay Hill | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Hill

Weight loss and health improvements will only occur when people eliminate junk food and replace it with whole, satisfying and nutrient-dense foods, some of which may (gasp!) have slightly more calories than processed foods.

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

Can This Diet Really Be That Effective?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

We need to think about restoring our body's natural ability to regulate our weight automatically at a healthy level. If you focus on calorie quality and take care of your body, then it will take care of calorie quantity for you.

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

9 Low-Calorie Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Women seem to be almost innately programmed to check the calorie content of every food -- after all, we've always he...

Restaurant Survival Guide

Dannii Martin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

For those of you who eat out often, restaurant menus can be a bit of a minefield. All of the meal descriptions are expertly written to make you drool at the thought of them, and if there are pictures, be prepared to want to order everything.

5 Things We Didn't Know About Weight Loss

Posted 07.16.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You're aware that you should eat more fiber and less saturated fat, and that soda is like liquid candy. But did you know about the ...