Where did calorie labels come from and are they wrong?

Studies suggest that calorie counts are inaccurate, especially for raw and unprocessed foods. To understand the modern calorie counting system, we have to go back to the late 19th century, when Wilbur Atwater sat in his Connecticut lab and burned a bunch of food. Then he weighed some human feces and urine. The burning told him the…

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Why skipping breakfast will make you fatter and less healthy

by: Ethan A. Huff Remembering to eat a hearty, healthy breakfast every morning before starting your day just might make all the difference in determining your likelihood of becoming overweight, ill, or both. A recent study out of Imperial College London (ICL) found that breakfast really does seem to be the most important meal of the day,…

Journal 10.11.2012

So my addiction is food, I know how stupid that sounds and laughed at the idea when it was first said it to me. But it is true. It sucks cause no one ever says you should not eat its bad for you. Or that as much as you try not to think about it…

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

by: Eric Hunter Studies show that people eating “ancestral diets” maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy from carbohydrates, while fat is…

Does the Shake Weight Work?

I often thought about buying this and am glad I just stayed with free weighs. Mike G ————————- It’s an infomercial mainstay and the punchline of many comedians’ off-color jokes. But does the Shake Weight actually build muscles? The answer may not please those who already invested $20 for the women’s version or $30 for…

Is Drinking Water Overrated?

By Malia Frey Dietitians, weight loss experts and fitness coaches often recommend drinking plenty of water. Some say it helps you to lose weight. Others say it cleanses your body. Experts used to say we should drink eight glasses a day.  But is drinking water really that important? Research About Drinking Water A new study about water intake…

How Yoga Stretches Can Help You Lose Weight

By Tom Dahne With hundreds of weight loss programs out there, it can get difficult to choose one that will actually give you results. So if you are tired of looking around here and there to find the perfect solution for your weight loss problem, it’s time you go for some change and try out something different, such as yoga.…

The Carbs-Depression Connection

If you reach for something sweet when you’re stressed or angry – or simply out of habit – then you’re definitely not alone. Many people reach for simple carbohydrates like candy, icecream or cookies when they’re tired or upset.Some researchers are convinced that carb cravings like this may indicate depression because they’re linked to a drop in…

Are school lunch programs equal child abuse

(NaturalNews) Childhood obesity is a worldwide epidemic with about 22 million children (under age 5) – overweight. In the United States, one out of every three kids is overweight or obese causing type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and even cardiovascular disease. How do most policy makers, school officials and food industry CEO’s sleep at…

How to Run to Lose Weight

By Malia Frey If you’re not a runner, but want to become one, today is the perfect day to start. June 1st is National Running Day. Running is a great way to build cardiovascular endurance, burn calories, and decrease your stress level. Chances are good that you already know how to run. But do you…

Learn Secrets of Motivation and Achieve Weight-Loss Success

By Malia Frey Are you motivated to lose weight? Many people believe that motivation is a magical quality that some people have and some people don’t. But there are secrets to motivation that anyone can learn. By understanding how motivation works, you can assemble the building blocks you need to achieve weight loss success. Different Kinds of Motivation…

Foods that can Cause Depression

Here are parts of three different articles on foods that cause depression in some people, remember that everyone it different. I have been looking into this a lot as I change my diet for weight loss so I don’t end up eating the wrong foods. Mike G =========== Stimulants Stimulants might give you instant energy, but beware; they may any time…

Exercise for Weight Loss: 7 Steps to Success

By Malia Frey One of the best ways to change your body composition is to combine diet and exercise. A good weight-loss workout plan will include cardiovascular activity to burn extra calories with strength training to build and shape the muscles. So how do you get started? These seven steps will help you set up a weight-loss exercise…

Best foods for type-2 diabetics

People diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, should take steps to control their blood sugar. However, this does not mean that their diet is vastly different from the general population. The main emphasis is losing weight and eating right. Below are some foods that can help in weight management and the prevention dangerous…

The Pros and Cons of Fasting

Fasting is a practice that predates biblical times and the relevancy of fasting has been debated for many years. When considering whether fasting is right for you, you must first understand your own body and know what you can handle. Fasting is a deprivation of the body from food for a set period of time.…

Dangers of a Low Carb Diet

I eat about 200 to 225 carbs a day which is the lowest I believe I can go while dieting … Mike G ——- Low carb (carbohydrate), high protein diets are the latest dieting craze. However, before you jump on the band wagon, you may want to consider a few things: 1. Low carb (ketogenic)…

Snacks with Less Than 100 Calories

For me its not a good idea for me to do this because I camt seem to stop at just one.  For me its about planning my days out a head of time.  Mike G ——————— Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that…

One Early Morning Mistake (and 7 Others) You Don’t Want to Make

By Dr. Mercola Exercising is, hands-down, one of the best physical things you can do for your health. Besides being beneficial for weight management, exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression, and it can increase your energy levels, help you think clearer, and slow down the aging process. Unfortunately, exercise…

Busting the Top 4 Cardio Machine Myths

Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine’s fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 calories burned. “Wow,” you think. “That’s enough to splurge on a little dessert…

How Much Food Should I Eat Before I Exercise?

By Shereen Jegtvig Question: How Much Food Should I Eat Before I Exercise? Answer: You don’t want to have a full stomach when you work out, but you don’t want to be hungry either. If you eat a large meal just before strenuous physical activity, you may experience nausea, feel sluggish or end up with muscle cramps. This…

Percentage of Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein in a 2000-Calorie Meal Plan

By Charlie OsborneIf you look at the FDA-approved Nutritional Facts label on any food item, you will see the quantities of nutrients listed as well as the percentage of their recommended daily value. The standard nutrition label is based on a standard, 2000-calorie-per-day meal plan. Understanding the percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fats in a 2000-calorie…

Where did the 2,000 calorie idea come from?

If you look at  a food label, you will see ingredient contents compared to a 2,000-calorie average diet. “Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.” You can find free calorie calculators all over the web, click >here< to see the one…

Do Elliptical Trainers Help You Lose Weight?

I want to get one I just don’t know which one yet, doing miles on the tread mill would be nice but the Eliptical is said to work your total body.  But i can do that on the tread mill with free weights.  The back and forth. Mike G ——————- If you’ve ever made the…

Are You Obsessed with Your Weight?

I think I am in this category not that I check my weight on the scale all the time, only do weight ins on Saturday.  But in the way that I am always pushing myself to do more to lose the weight, it is always in my mind now a days.  This may one day…

How to Bounce Back from a Binge

I have done this more then once since I started dieting, I just force myself to say oh well and move on.  But I know that it does effect me more then just saying that. Mike G ——– By: Laurie Boris You were doing so well on your diet! Now you’re covered with cookie crumbs,…

Exercise to Reduce Stress

by Sandra PetersenPerhaps you have too many projects at work and too little time to accomplish them. Maybe you are worrying over heavy financial debt. Stress seems an unavoidable part of life. The good news is that moderate regular exercise can reduce the effects of stress on the body. How Does the Body React to…

9 Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t

9 Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t Written by: Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian There are many foods in today’s supermarkets that aren’t as good for you as you might think. Before you bite, get the facts on some of these masters of disguise, but remember: All sorts of foods and drinks can fit into…

What’s the Best Fat Burning Exercise?

By Paige Waehner About.com Guid What’s the best fat burning exercise? This is a question I get a lot, mostly because the idea of incinerating all that extra body fat is just too good to resist and there’s just got to be some exercise that will get the job done, right? Fat, in general, is highly flammable, but…

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

Vegetarian or Vegan? Make Sure These are Part of Your Diet By Sarah Haan and Becky Hand, Registered Dietitians, with Nicole Nichols, Health Educator There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily…

10 Things to Stop Doing When You’re on a Low-Carb Diet

By Laura Dolson  About.com Guide Clearing up Confusion About Carbohydrates “Carbs” are Not “Foods” As time has gone on, there has been some drift in the way food and nutrition writers use the term “carbohydrates” (or “carbs”), and it seems to be causing more and more confusion. I hope this little history makes things clearer. Carbohydrates are…

Fix Your Weight Loss Mistakes

I have major problems with Isolating myself  and not wanting to go or be outside which comes from my mental health issues.  MIke G  —— Dieters who want to lose weight often fall victim to common weight loss mistakes.  While some of these habits make it harder to lose weight, some can actually cause weight gain.  Check this list to…

Salmon Nutrition, Health Benefits, Cooking, Farmed vs. Wild, selection, cooking and recipes

In my opinion I would prefer wild salmon because it just tasted better because it was free to roam.  I prefer any free/wild to caged anything, you can just taste the distress in the animal if its caged.   Mike G ————————————————————————— By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide Salmon Nutrition, Health Benefits, Cooking, Farmed vs. Wild There are so many wonderful things about salmon that it’s hard…