Want to burn some extra calories? Try fitting in a couple of these activities in every day. A 150 pound person would burn around 100 calories by: Casually biking for 23 minutes Using the elliptical for 8 minutes Walking stairs for 11 minutes Doing yoga for 20 minutes Doing zumba for 11 minutes Doing pilates [...]
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Sooner or later you’ll have your next sharing moment with a vending machine – you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines are everywhere – down the hall from your office or around the corner from your hotel room, in hospital waiting rooms, in train stations, and calling your name on [...]
Seriously – you’re not going to a game or to go on rides without having something to eat and drink. That’s part of the fun. So what do you do with food vendors about every 20 feet hawking dogs, ice cream, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got [...]
When you go to the movies what do you usually notice first? After the cost of the ticket, it’s probably is the delicious smell of freshly popped (maybe) popcorn. It’s no accident that the concession stand with it’s popcorn popper and glass cases filled with the candy that reminds you that you were once a [...]
When the weather heats up, the coffee drinks cool down. Unfortunately, some of those delicious iced and frozen coffee drinks – whether they’re from a coffee shop or from a can — can really bump up your calories and fat grams. Keep in mind that you can always order plain old iced coffee or even [...]
We chow down on a lot of snack food — a quarter of our calories come from them! Snacks account for more than 25% of Americans’ daily calorie intake; since the 1970s, snacks have accounted for around 580 calories a day — which basically turns them into “a full eating event,” or a fourth meal. [...]
Did you know that because alcohol doesn’t register as “food” in your GI tract or your brain, it doesn’t fill you up the way food does? But alcohol does have calories — 7 calories a gram – more than carbs and protein which clock in at 4 calories a gram (fat has 9). So, because [...]
You’ve probably heard this before: “Don’t shop when you’re hungry.” But is it a myth or a fact? Two experiments put this to the test. After not eating for 5 hours, 68 men and women were allowed to shop for food on two separate days in a simulated grocery store (a Cornell lab). Lower-calorie healthy [...]
Somehow we’ve embraced the idea that salads are always a light and healthy choice. Sometimes they are – but all too often they aren’t. Listen to lunchtime orders and you hear salad, salad, salad – and an occasional sandwich. Sometimes the sandwich is the clear winner in terms of calories and fat. For instance, a [...]
Does the size of your plate make a difference other than for convenience? You bet it does.Since 1960, the size of the average dinner plate has increased 36%. Today’s dinner plate measures 11 to 12 inches across — a few decades ago they were 7 to 9 inches. A European plate averages 9 inches and [...]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.
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