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The MyPlate Method

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.

CalorieKing’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Candy

CalorieKing has pulled together a listing of some of the most popular candy available for Valentine's Day. If you receive some chocolates - don't panic! Consult our guide and remember your portion control. Spread out your enjoyment of your holiday candy over several days and make sure you figure the calories in to your daily plan. It's that simple!

CalorieKing’s Super Bowl Recipe Makeovers

There’s no reason to be afraid of Super Bowl Sunday with these CalorieKing healthy makeovers of popular game time snacks! If you are hosting a party or have signed up to bring a dish to a friend’s house we’ve got some great alternatives!

CalorieKing’s Top Super Bowl Survival Tips

It’s Super Bowl time again when we all gather with a single-minded focus to support our favorite team. Whether we are in front of the TV at home or out at a bar there’s bound to be plenty of food to tempt those of us who have resolved to get healthy in the New Year. [...]

Fending Off Diet Saboteurs and Saying No!

If you have difficulty saying no, especially, when people offer you food, you are not alone. It’s a problem for many people. It’s especially problematic at parties or other events where it’s a ritual Fending off diet saboteurs and saying no.to accompany the event with large quantities of food and drinks. A Super Bowl party is a prime example. It’s unthinkable to watch the big game without lots of food everywhere. So, be prepared.

CalorieKing’s Best Choice Foods for the Super Bowl

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.  [...]

What is Mindless Overeating and How Do We Stop It?

Mindless overeating is a huge stumbling block to sticking to our weight loss resolutions because it’s habitual. We do it over and over. Food is the last thing on our mind and by the time we do take notice, the overeating has taken its toll in added weight and loss of confidence in our ability to achieve our goals. We'll give you advice on how to stop it.

Had A Fitness Slip Up? Don’t Look Back!

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.

CalorieKing’s Tips for Winter Exercise – Staying Motivated and Safe!

Many of us find winter to be a challenging time to stay on top of healthy habits. Between holiday festivities and warm, comforting food it is more important than ever to stay focused – especially with your exercise. Remember,though it’s colder and darker, getting outside can be a really great way to keep things fresh after feeling cooped up inside. If you are finding it hard to adjust to the season, let’s talk about finding the motivation to get out the door. Once you are there, let’s remember to stay safe!

Ask The Calorie King!

For those of you who may be new to CalorieKing, Allan Borushek a.k.a The Calorie King is a dietitian with over 30 years experience in clinical dietetics and community health education.  He is best known for his famous Calorie Counter books. It is his passion for nutrition and health education that brought CalorieKing to life, [...]