Have you ever wondered how sumo wrestlers are able to obtain and maintain such massive figures? Joseph Stickland, an applied clinical nutritionist, will explain to you exactly how a sumo wrestler is able to do this. Joseph will also explain the health detriments and the dangers to this type of lifestyle. Joseph explains that sumo wrestlers will skip breakfast, exercise, eat massive amounts of calories, (10,000 calories at least) for lunch, take a nap, and then have another mega calorie meal f...
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...
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.
There may be times when you actually need to or want to gain weight for one reason or the other. Weight gain can be an important part of recovering from illnesses or training for athletics. Learn some tips for buying foods for a weight gain diet in this healthy shopping how-to video.
This video shows how to read, understand and interpret the "Nutrition Facts" on food labels. First he explains the fats. Unsaturated fats are good for you, but saturated and trans fats are unhealthy. Cholesterol can be lowered by unsaturated fats and raised by saturated fats. Sodium is salt, and can make you bloated if you have too much or don't drink enough water. Carbohydrates are broken down into fiber and sugars. Fiber is good for digestion, and it's good to keep the amount of sugar low. ...
Think eating food is as easy as putting it in your mouth? It's considerably more complicated than that. Your brain plays a big role in determining what and how you eat. Understanding how your brain interprets food choices is key to managing your eating habits.
If you're new to MyFitnessPal, it might seem daunting. The app is way more than just a calorie counter, but that's because getting fit is just as much about changing your lifestyle as it is about watching what you eat. So don't let it overwhelm you — there are just a handful of tips you should know to hit the ground running.
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.
You can save calories without sacrificing flavor just by tweaking your Thanksgiving dishes. Learn how to make low calorie Thanksgiving dishes this year.
Worried about battling the bulge as you age? Fend off unhealthy weight gain as you age by maintaining healthy habits. Learn how to maintain your weight as you gradually get older, without gaining that extra thirty or forty pounds.
-Experts say celery is a negative calorie food, making it one of the best snacks you can eat. This means that chewing the celery burns more calories than the celery actually has in it.
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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!
Don’t pass up on this festive favorite because of the calories; just mix yourself a lighter version mojito.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We've already taught you how to clench your fist to make healthier food choices, and how to make sure you eat healthily at a restaurant, but it turns out there are even more mind hacks we can use in our never-ending quest to control our appetites.
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.
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.
Whether you call 'em soda, pop, fizz, or coke, carbonated soft drinks are among the least healthy beverages out there, yet they're consumed by millions of Americans every day. For those of you worried about your health, there are diet and zero-calorie options available, but are they really better for you?
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Love margaritas -- but not the calories? Slim them down without sacrificing taste. Learn how to mix a skinny margarita.
Enjoy the creaminess of a piña colada without all the calories. To make a low calorie piña colada, you will need:
The Twinkie diet is about as ridiculous as the cookie diet. While proponents of the diet say that as long as you eat fewer calories than you burn off, you'll lose weight, they forget to mention that you're losing muscle as well as fat.
With this video, we learn how to eat a diet to help get you closer to six pack abs. At the end of the day, calorie counting is a pain and not worth it. You can spend hours using charts trying to find the calories in each little thing that you buy. For a diet to lose fat, you need to eat whole foods. You will need nutrient dense food instead of foods that have sugar and fat instead of them. If you are eating whole foods, then you will not need to count the calories because you can't go wrong w...
Cooking Light Magazine editor Tim Cebula makes over a classic: Beef Stroganoff. Cutting off about 30% of the calories of the dish, and more than half of the fat content, you'd be surprised the taste doesn't much suffer. By using less butter, a lighter beef, broth and sauce, it's amazing what one can accomplish looking to cut some calories from a famously heavy dish.
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
We jumped on the bacon explosion bandwagon! The name says it all, it combines two of America's favorite things: bacon and explosions. This is the most unhealthy meal you can ever eat. It is made with bacon, ground beef and sausage, then deep fried.
This video focuses on strategies you can use to boost your metabolism--one-step needed in order to lose belly fat. Obtaining a faster metabolism will train your body to burn more calories throughout the day. The first step to boost your metabolism is through strength training, which means developing leaner muscle mass. This will result in long-term investment for caloric burning. The second step involves exercising in the morning; this will help you burn calories more easily throughout the da...
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.
It seems like people are always trying to lose weight..but what if you have the opposite problem? Whether you’re recovering from an illness, are a growing teen, or you are an athlete trying to bulk up, a little information can go a long way in helping you pack on a few extra pounds.
Buying beans in a can is fine and all, but making beans from scratch can be a healthier option and can sometimes taste better. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to make delicoous pinto beans from scratch using some easy to follow tips. It'a healthier option that using cans, that can contain more sodium and unhealthy materials.
Scotch eggs are the perfect snack to take on a camping trip. Traditionally perceived as an unhealthy meal, this recipe aims to add a few nutritional tweaks. Cook up half a dozen of scotch eggs and you're all set for your next outdoor meal.
Popsicles are tasty treats, but they can be expensive and unhealthy, especially if you like to eat them a lot in the summer. Katie shows us how to make your own delicious, nutritious, and low-cost popsicles.
This menstrual hygiene video offers information on the insertion and removel of wearing a menstrual cup, the latest method in menstrual/period protection. Menstrual cups provide an alternative to potentially unhealthy and wasteful methods of feminine hygiene such as the tampon or sanitary napkin. Follow along with this feminine hygiene video and learn how to properly insert and remove a menstrual cup.