It's a well-known fact (supported by myriad sources, including Fitness Magazine) that in order to lose a pound, you need to cut and/or burn 3,500 calories... which, divided by the number of days in the week, equals 500 calories a day.
How To: 'Quick Add' Calories for Snacks in MyFitnessPal to Keep Yourself Accountable for Every Tiny Bite
It's only normal to snack on a few french fries every once in a while when you're on a diet, but it's still important to hold yourself accountable, even when you cheat just a little bit. MyFitnessPal, for both Android and iOS devices, has a database of nutritional information to help keep track of the meals you eat, but it also has a way to add calories on the fly without digging for data.
They say that ignorance is bliss, and that is exactly how I feel about counting calories. They simply don't exist if I don't check them, right? For those of you who are much healthier than I am, General Electric wants to count them for you, via your microwave!
Whether it's for health reasons or just to look better, many of us want to get in shape. It's a long process that starts with nutrition, and dieting is never easy. Fortunately, there are some great food-tracking apps that will make it a lot easier to become a healthier version of yourself.
White rice is cheap, filling, and tasty. No wonder so many countries in the world rely on it as a mealtime staple, including most of East and Southeast Asia. Alas, because of its relative lack of nutrition and its high calorie count, consuming lots of white rice regularly also puts people at risk for diseases like diabetes and obesity.
On today's video I will show how to make 3 easy snacks that are also under 100 calories each! They are really yummy and healthy, so if you are wondering what to eat between meals I hope I can give you some ideas with this video.
Cheese might be one of the most satisfying snacks around, whether you prefer a slice of snappy Irish cheddar or a creamy, rich portion of Brie. It's been called "dairy crack" by a respected physician and for good reason: eating cheese produces casomorphins, which effect the human body like opiates. It also contains trace amounts of actual morphine.
The most essential part of a healthy lifestyle is managing your diet — after all, what would be the point of a daily workout regimen if you were eating junk food? Thankfully, Samsung Health makes it easy to record your calorie and nutrient intake to get a clear picture of your dietary habits and how you can make them better.
This video explains how to make an orange chicken with only 230 calories. This is about making a recipe for orange chicken for people with kidney problems not on dialysis. It is low sodium. Chicken tenders are cut into strips. The sauce is made from 1/2 cup of orange juice, a 1/4 cup of brown sugar, a 1/4 cup of honey, and a 1 tablespoon of prepared mustard. Warm the sauce on the stove or in the microwave. The chicken is dipped in the sauce and then dipped into crumbled cornflakes and placed ...
Losing weight can be simple if you follow one rule: Cut calories! In this Ask Amy tutorial, your neighborhood nutritionist shows you how to cut back on the calories and lose the weight easily without feeling like you are sacrificing your favorites. Follow Amy's advice and you will be fitting into your jeans easier sooner than you think!
If you've ever gone on a diet then you know that "dessert" usually leaves your vocabulary quickly. But sometimes you gotta live a little and satisfy that sweet tooth! After all, not doing so may just cause you to pig out and totally fail on your diet.
This exercise tutorial is the very definition of the statement, "no pain, no gain." Along with completing challenging cardio and strength training routines like jumping jacks and push-ups, you absolutely MUST moniter your diet in order to see fat burning results. Here are a few food habits you need to keep in mind:
Looking to speed up your weight loss? Exercise moves that tone multiple muscle groups at the same time increase calorie burn and allow you to do much more work in less time. Exercises that work large muscles, like your glutes and triceps/biceps, are even more effective for fat loss.
In this 60-second solutions video you will learn how to cut 100 calories form your diet. If you are able to cut calories 3 times a day, you will be cutting more than 2,000 calories every week. Here are some tips to cut 300 calories a day: Flavor your coffee with cinnamon and nutmeg instead of sugar. When you snack on nuts, have one less handful. At dinnertime, leave 3 to 4 bites of your entree.
This video gives tips on how to count calories in order to take responsibility for the food that you eat and your weight. Pick a daily calorie count for each day. Set a goal. That goal can be anywhere. You can set it at 1200 or 1800. It doesn’t matter. Weigh yourself regularly.
Who says you have to workout by yourself? Studies show that people who workout to socialize and have fun workout forty percent more. Grab a group of friends and start shedding the pounds. In this how to video SELF Magazine presents a simple fitness workout routine that can be used by multiple people. Slim down and tone up with your friends.
Hello, nubile young Photoshop explorers! As we all know, besides design, Photoshop is best used for revenge, as will be demonstrated below. This is my ex-girlfriend, Cassandra. She dumped me because I had "poor bone structure." I'll bone her structure! Well, not anymore, I guess.
Don’t pass up on this festive favorite because of the calories; just mix yourself a lighter version mojito.
You can save calories without sacrificing flavor just by tweaking your Thanksgiving dishes. Learn how to make low calorie Thanksgiving dishes this year.
This is a healthier twist on the classic “Orange Chicken.” The main problem with the Chinese take-out version is that the pieces of chicken are first dipped in a batter, fried in oil, then wok fried again in the spicy, sweet orange glaze. While very delicious if done right, it is incredible high in calories. So, be warned, my version uses no oil and should not be compared to the style you many be used to.
When you think of frozen foods, you're probably picturing an image of calorie bomb Hungry Man TV dinners or jumbo-sized Klondike bars. But frozen foods can be a lot healthier than you think.
MyFitnessPal adjusts your calorie goal for the day according to your activity level. The more active you tell the app you are, the more calories it tells you to consume — simple, right? Unfortunately, MFP doesn't tell you to consume fewer calories when you don't work out. However, an activity tracker like a FitBit or Apple Watch can help.
If you transition to an Apple Watch from another wearable like Fitbit, you might be a bit confused by the new calorie burn counter. Instead of ending your day with thousands of calories burned, your watch says you've burned just hundreds. Could it be you're less active with your Apple Watch? Probably not. It's more likely because of the different way the watch counts your calories.
Merely fidgeting and shivering can burn calories, but now you can add trembling in fear to the list too. Just pop in a good horror movie and turn down the lights to burn off up to 200 calories. What would you rather do? Walk for over 30 minutes or watch a 90-minute scarefest?
How To: Scan Food & Drink Labels in MyFitnessPal When Cooking at Home for More Accurate Nutrition & Calorie Info
In MyFitnessPal, you can search through a food database to add your meal into the app's diary and track your calories. Unfortunately, the sheer size of the database can make it hard to find exactly what you have just consumed, which is why MFP includes a barcode feature to make the process of adding food much smoother.
In this video you will learn how to count the calories for this tasty and healthy treat, as well as how to slice a variety of fruit for your salad. You will also get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a gelatin mixture for this fruit salad recipe.
Here is a video tutorial on making a delicious stuffed pepper. It is easy to make, pure taste, low calories/ low carb, no meat, many varieties possible, & can be a starter, main course, vegetable side dish or snack.
This pan-fried recipe cuts calories in half and reduced saturated fat by a whopping 92 percent. Trust us?you won't miss any of it.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: if the United States can put a monkey in space, it can certainly come up with a way for me to eat 5-10lbs of chocolate per day without gaining any weight! Sadly, however, no one seems to be tackling the calorie-less food problem, so I’m here to share my favorite foods that don’t land on your thighs.
Ian, Ann, Andy, Dan, Josh and Lucy of Pimp That Snack go BIG with their ginormous Kit Kat recipe. Approximately 2 feet in length, 45,888 calories, 1860 grams of saturated fat, and almost $75 bucks in ingredients. Oh, and this monster takes about 6 days to make.
A taco salad from a restaurant can pack more calories than a Big Mac and a Whopper combined! In this clip, nutritionist and Food Channel hostess Ellie Krieger will show you how to cut the fat and calories in half at home. This salad is super easy to make and is full of flavor and nutrition. Try this salad for your lunch today! Yum!
A lot of women mistakingly think that they can't do arm exercises or lift weights because they will bulk up like a classic chunkhead. But this logic is extremely false. If you're trying to lose weight, muscle burns more calories per unit than fat, which means gaining muscle is to your advantage.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade delicious protein shake! There are two different recipes that both have good nutritional content. The first shake is a strawberry-banana cheesecake shake. First, take 1 c of frozen strawberries and place them into a blender. Then, add in 1/2 c of milk and blend this until it's slightly mixed. Now, add 3 ice cubes, 1/2 of a banana, 1 scoop of whey protein , 1 tsp of cheesecake pudding powder and 1 tsp of sugar free strawberry jello to the blend...
Are you feeling under the weather? When you are feeling sick, or cold, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup. In this tutorial, Betty makes her favourite soup from scratch, using left over chicken pieces. Betty's soup is low in fat and calories and is guaranteed to make anyone feel better.
Fitness experts will always tell you that, above all, it takes consistent dedication, eating right, and hard work to gain muscle. But what if you're a skinny guy whose efforts just aren't paying off?
In this video, we learn how to raise your metabolism with yoga power poses. The style and level that you do while doing yoga poses can help you burn a lot of calories and sweat. You will work the larger muscles of your body, which will speed up your metabolism and help you burn calories all day long. You can start off with a downward facing dog position, then raising your back foot into the air and bringing it into the chest, switching between each leg. Doing these different yoga exercises ca...
Frozen foods are becoming more and more popular dinners for busy families. These microwave meals can be a great alternative to cooking when you are short on time, but sometimes they pack hidden unhealthy additives like sodium, and excessive calories. Check out this tutorial from Ask Amy and know which frozen meals are the best for your family. Learn to keep an eye on things like preservatives, sodium, calories and fat, and to stay away from artificial junk foods. This way, you will not only b...
Be it happy hour, a Super Bowl party, or just a gathering of friends, buffalo wings are a universal favorite. Since they're usually prepared for large groups, there is always a mix of both those that aren't counting their calories and others who are.
Looking for a quick workout to get that six pack you've always wanted? Just like the classic 8 Minute Abs workout, this simulated workout will show you the exercises to motivate you to get a ripped midsection in no time at all!
This origami chocolate bar, which is realistically divided into mini bite-sized pieces and has a Dairy Milk blue packaging, is a difficult fold, but so worth it. Give it to your sweet-toothed sweetheart on Valentine's Day for a treat without the calories. Just be careful that the recipient of your origami chocolate bar doesn't actually try to eat it.