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At CalorieKing we are so proud and deeply moved by our members’ successes. We often ask our community to nominate another member whose story has inspired them. This time it is “Deba’s” turn. She had such a profound change in her thinking along with her weight loss journey that she has given speeches on the subject to students. We are delighted she’s shared it with us
March is National Nutrition Awareness Month and a great time for those of us here at CalorieKing to review the basics to putting together a nutritious meal. Reacquaint yourself with government tips and some CalorieKing recommendations for healthy meals and recipe makeovers.
Super Bowl celebrations don’t have to be scary for dieters! Even though there are tasty treats around you, if you are prepared with a plan for smarter choices you can come out of it a winner. Here are our Best Choice suggestions: Appetizers: Most Super Bowl parties will have a lot of appetizers on offer. [...]
Or the 15-Day Cleanse? Every year we hear about a new fad diet claiming to detox you or help you drop the weight fast. And every year we consider one of them. Why do we do that? It’s simple. The fad diet tells us that with a simple pill or liquid or plan that we’ll lose the weight without the hard work. It promises to “reset” our system and that we might look like the incredibly thin, perky person that peddles it. The fact is while you may indeed drop some weight, there is nothing in a fad diet that will help sustain your weight loss goals. We'll tell you why they fail us.
It is often so much easier at the beginning: there's the rush of enthusiasm, and many of your responsibilities are not yet ramped back up to full speed from the holidays. But, a few weeks later, the spark of enthusiasm is gone, routines return, job and family responsibilities rise to normal levels...and consistency can waver. If you’re in a fitness routine in the new year, congratulations. You should be settling into a routine that allows you to live your life while making it better through fitness. It may be a nice realization that you can live healthier and not have to clear everything else off of your calendar to do it! If you’re in a fitness rut, know this: It will happen to all of us at some point. (Yes, even me!) There have been (and will be) times when for one reason or another, I don't get all my workouts in. It will happen to you, too (whether you’ve had a perfect first three weeks or a bumpy ride.) The important thing to focus on is not WHAT HAPPENED, but what your response will be to what has happened.
Why Breakfast is So Important When you take the time to literally “break the fast” in the morning it affects your eating for the rest of the day. As Allan Borushek says, “Starting the day with a well-balanced meal that supplies adequate protein, carbohydrate and fiber helps keep hunger at bay and allows you to [...]
Your Eating Style and Your Health Eating styles contribute to weight and health problems more than most people realize, which is why standardized weight-loss plans often fail. Here are the styles that encompass most people: Snackers Erratic Eaters Emotional Eaters Eating styles have to do with when, where, and how you eat – and often [...]
The holiday season means good food – often too much of it! But you can avoid weight gain during the holidays with careful menu planning and sensible eating. Get a head start with our suggestions below: Appetizers Appetizers and pre-dinner nibbles can add substantial calories to your holiday calorie intake. Also, be aware that salty [...]
The holidays can be a stressful time for many. Whether it is the rush to get things done, the change in routines or family pressures, we can all relate to the feeling that things sometimes get out of control. his year, try to focus on what stressors might trigger the urge to overdo with food and make a plan to manage your feelings. Remember the CalorieKing program can help you stay on track - regularly logging your food, exercise and feelings can provide you with a routine and an outlet to recognize when and why you might stray.
It’s that point after you’ve reached that weight loss goal you’ve set for yourself and you think, “Well. What now?” Hitting the maintenance phase of weight loss feels a lot like after you open all your gifts on Christmas – there is a lot of excitement but you don't know what to do or where to start. You think, "How do I maintain the healthy body I've earned for myself without that specific goal?"