Archive | Manage Your Weight RSS feed for this section

10 Ways To Save Calories

Ten Easy Ways To Save Some Calories

If you’re full, stop eating and clear your plate right away.  If the food hangs around in front of you, you’ll keep picking at it until there’s nothing left. An exception – a study has found that looking at the “carnage” – the leftover bones from barbecued ribs or even the number of empty beer […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Super Bowl and Food

Super Bowl and Food: What Will You Be Eating?

It’s amazing how food has become associated with football — from tailgating to Super Bowl parties to the selection of food sold in stadiums. Where there’s football there also seems to be many opportunities to eat, often mindlessly. Even when you’re surrounded by a smorgasbord of highly caloric, fatty, salty, and sweet foods there are plenty […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Which Has Fewer Calories — a Ham and Cheese Sandwich or a Salad?

Do you feel virtuous when you order a salad for lunch? So many of us think a salad, instead of a sandwich, is the way to go if we’re trying to be healthy and/or calorie conscious. Somehow we’ve embraced the idea that salads are always a light and healthy choice. Sometimes they are – but […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Resolutions: Perfection Just Might Be The Enemy Of Good

It’s a week into the New Year.  Your pants are uncomfortably tight and the number on the scale is in the wrong zip code. Trying to right the ship you resolve – swear — to never again eat another chocolate chip cookie — or maybe you’ve taken an oath to lay off potato chips forever […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Calorie Savers

Three “I Didn’t Know That!” Calorie Savers

Don’t be duped by turkey, fish, and veggie burgers and sandwiches. They sound healthier and less caloric than beef, but that might not be the case. At Red Robin a grilled turkey burger has 578 calories, 29g fat. Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish sandwich has 530 calories, 28g fat while a Whopper Jr. without mayo […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Trick Or Treat

Do You Steal Candy From Your Kids’ Trick or Treat Bags?

Is there Halloween candy in your future (or present)?  It’s pretty hard to escape because candy is everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward account for about 5% of all candy consumed for the year. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Stadium Food: Good, Better, and Best Choices

It’s football season. How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors or tailgating friends about every 20 feet hawking dogs, barbecue, burgers, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got a will of iron you could ignore the food and drinks. But […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

Are the calories in your favorite coffee the equivalent of the calories in a muffin – or your lunch — for that matter? Calories and nutritional information for some Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee drinks: Starbucks Caffe Latte, grande (16 oz), 2% milk:  190 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 12g protein Starbucks Cappuchino, grande […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Half Hour Till Wine

How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Calories From Wine

Remember that alcohol can dehydrate so drink plenty of water to keep your muscles hydrated and your organs functioning normally. Inforgraphic courtesy of

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Stadium Food: What Do You Eat?

It is the beginning of baseball season, but more importantly – at least in my family – it’s the beginning of hockey playoffs. To call us True Blue New York Rangers fans might be an understatement. So what do you eat when you go to a game? Many stadiums now offer “gourmet” and “specialty” food […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }