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Counting Calories

When Food + Label = Fable

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

For better health, we should ignore the fable--and maybe even avoid the label. After all, just because it comes in a package doesn't make it a gift and fresh whole foods are always preferable to highly processed items.

Should You Keep Track Of How Many Calories You Burn?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living

The Question: Just how accurate is the "calories burned" display on my treadmill? Should I keep track of how much I'm burning off if I'm trying to los...

Souping: Yet Another Dead End Dieting Trend

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Voted one of the most popular diet trends of 2016, souping has taken the nation by storm. I'm left scratching my head as to why? Personally, I like my soup as a side to something else -- like a plate full of food that hasn't been deprived of its need to be chewed.

5 Things That Happen When You Stop Counting Calories

Prevention | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

In addition to taking away the distraction at dinnertime, giving up the count has a slew of health and mental health benefits. Here, five things that happen when you stop counting calories.

Why Calorie Counting Is Awful (Plus a Better Way to Do Portion Control)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.

Here's When You Should Forget About Counting Calories

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Last weekend at a baseball game, I went straight for the pretzels and hot dogs because -- hello! -- I was at a baseball game. So I was pretty taken ab...

The 9 Most Popular Sushi Rolls, Ranked By Calories

Thrillist | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Get your soy sauce ready.

Is This the Best Diet Ever? (Probably Not)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

While every bad diet is uniquely bad, good diets are a lot more similar than they might appear on the surface.

Gourmet Game Day

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Like millions of Americans, my family loves to watch the Super Bowl every year. My foodie husband, Ed, and I have a passion for the power of good, hea...

2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Dan Glickman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Readily available calorie information is crucial for consumers to be able to make informed food choices throughout the day as they get their food from a variety of venues. Our nation is facing rising rates of obesity and chronic disease that continue to push health care spending higher.

7 Mistakes You Probably Make When You're Trying To Lose Weight

Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD In my one-on-one work with clients there is a dual focus: I help them adopt a healthy new eating regimen, but in order for...

Anna Almendrala

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 01.06.2015 | 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.