• An excuse to invest in a cute water bottle and fill it frequently: Cutting your caloric intake by over 200 calories a day — so 1,400 calories a week — could be as easy as adding some good ol’ fashioned H2O to your diet, says a recent study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. [Women’s Health] Read more »
• Last week, certified health coach Jolene Hart told us she’s not into counting calories, and focuses on the quality and nutrient content of foods instead. And here, a registered dietitian echoes her anti-calorie-counting philosophy: She says, for one, science shows counting calories can cause a spike in cortisol levels which is linked to belly fat (no thanks). And two, not all calories are created equal, so if you’re looking to lose weight, counting calories to do so can easily backfire. [Health] Read more »
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 »
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 »
• 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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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.
Confirming what you always feared was probably true, a new study found that many consumers wildly underestimate the number of calories in their beloved, brick-size Chipotle burritos. Um, whoops.
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