Calorie Archive

Slimming Tip: Whole Grains

Whole grains such as brown rice, barley, oats, buckwheat, and whole wheat also belong in your stealthy weight loss strategy. They help fill you up with fewer calories and may improve your cholesterol profile, too. Whole grains are now in many products including waffles, pizza crust, English muffins, pasta, and soft “white” ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Eat Soup

Add a broth-based soup to your day and you’ll fill up on fewer calories. Think minestrone, tortilla soup, or Chinese won-ton. Soup’s especially handy at the beginning of a meal because it slows your eating and curbs your appetite. Start with a low-sodium broth or canned soup, add fresh or frozen vegetables ...Read More

Slimming Tip: More Veggies

Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Sleep More

Sleeping an extra hour a night could help a person drop 14 pounds in a year, according to a University of Michigan researcher who ran the numbers for a 2,500 calorie per day intake. His scenario shows that when sleep replaces idle activities — and the usual mindless snacking — you can ...Read More

All About Calories

I thought that this would be a good time to address a few common misconceptions about calories and what they mean to you. So lets start with figuring out what a calorie really is. A calorie is a measurement of energy. Like saying a gallon is a measurement of liquid. Basically, when food says ...Read More

Coffee

Coffee cravings may go beyond your typical food craving, thanks to the addictive powers of caffeine. You may feel you can’t fully wake up without your morning dose. Fortunately, coffee has very few calories — until you load it up with cream and sugary syrups. Large flavored lattes and mochas can have ...Read More

Pizza

  Pizza is America’s favorite food, according to an Oxfam survey. It does have some health benefits: A typical slice has 12 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber.  But pizza also has about 280 calories a slice — more if you add meat toppings – so the calories add up ...Read More

Ballpark Food

  If the game’s not the same without a corndog, you may be prone to another example of setting-induced cravings. Just seeing or smelling the concession stands can make it tough to resist. But consider these numbers: 8 ounces of cheesy nachos – 900 calories 8-ounce bag of raw peanuts – 800 ...Read More

Potato Chips

  It’s the combination of salty and crunchy that gives potato chips their allure. Depending on the flavor, a 1-ounce snack bag has at least 150 calories. Munch your way through a large 8-ounce bag and you’re looking at 1,230 calories — not counting any dip. Better Bet: Dip celery or carrot ...Read More

Ice Cream

People who get cravings tend to have higher BMIs — no surprise since fattening foods are often the object of desire. The combination of cool, creamy, and sweet makes ice cream an irresistible treat — but a costly one in terms of calories. A typical serving of vanilla has 230 calories. Better ...Read More