How Many Calories Are in Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookies?

The Girl Scout Cookie season is in full swing, bringing tons of tasty treats that test how strong your willpower truly is. The siren song of the Do-si-dos coming from the pantry has led many to the bottom of an empty box in record time, baffled and slightly afraid of their own appetite.

But we would never tell you to ditch Girl Scout Cookies completely. I’m pretty sure that’s been scientifically proven to damage the soul. But seeing how many calories just a couple of these cookies can pack might make you think twice before going elbow deep into a box of Samoas — just sayin’. Read more »

For Everyone Who Hates Counting Calories: A Different Way to Count and Lose Weight 

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Fact: Counting calories isn’t most people’s definition of a good time. But is counting your bites any better? According to the New York Times, a new study suggests, for those who aren’t into meticulously keeping track of their calories, counting bites might be another (somewhat more tolerable) route to weight loss. Read more »

The Checkup: The Easy (But Weird) Way to Burn More Calories Walking

• If you want to burn more calories while getting from point A to point B and you don’t mind looking a little, well, insane, here’s how: A new study found that changing the speed of your walk from fast to slow every few seconds can help up your calorie burn by a good 20 percent. (If we spot you doing this down Broad Street this afternoon, we promise not to judge.) [Yahoo Health]
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Yikes: You Consume HOW Many Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner Even Starts?!

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I have a hunch this information won’t stop any of us from hunkering down at the Thanksgiving table and piling our plates high with mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and creamed everything. I mean, it is Thanksgiving, after all. That said, here are some gasp-worthy Thanksgiving dinner facts, courtesy of TODAY’s Rossen Reports, that might make you think twice about that third serving of pecan pie.

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Craft Beer Calorie Calculator

abv-calculator-croppedAre you a calorie counter? Do you like good beer? Then check out the Foobooz Craft Beer Calorie Calculator. The calorie calculator provides a way to know just how many calories are in that stout or double IPA. Just enter the alcohol by volume of your beer, the serving size and the calorie calculator will spit out how many calories are in that beer.

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HipCityVeg Now Offers Calorie Counts

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Nicole Marquis’ HipCityVeg has been packing in throngs of hungry vegans and other diners looking for a healthy meal. But what no one knew until now, was just how many calories were in a groothie or arugula taco salad. Now the most popular (non-fried) items on HipCityVeg’s menu have calorie counts.

Head on over to Be Well Philly for the full list, and start punching those calories into your MyFitnessPal.

HipCityVeg Now Offers Calorie Counts [Be Well Philly]