Upping your daily calorie count after a diet can be daunting. Ease out of your deficit slowly if you don't want to regain weight, nutritionists say.
Low-calorie snacks include those high in fiber, healthy fats, and lean protein-like fruits, vegetables, popcorn, and nuts.
If you want to gain weight, eat an extra 500 calories a day, drink your calories, and choose energy-dense foods like peanut butter, dates, and salmon.
How many calories you should eat a day depends on your age, sex, physical activity, and whether you are trying to maintain, gain, or lose weight.
Counting calories or macros is useful for learning about nutrition, but it shouldn’t be forever. A top nutrition coach told Insider how you can transition from tracking to eating intuitively. Start small by not tracking one day a week and gradually increase from there. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Counting macronutrients can be an alternative option to calorie counting. To count macros, monitor how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat you consume daily. Some people prefer to count macros because it allows them to track their nutrient content (i.e. where they’re getting their energy from). Visit Insider’s Health […]
Stopping food consumption earlier in the day doesn’t boost weight loss, according to a small new study. Researchers found that regardless of when they ate, participants were able to lose weight and reduce their blood pressure by eating pre-prepared, healthy meals over 12 weeks. This is contrary to popular myths […]
The food industry should cut the calories in meals by up to fifth to help curb obesity in the UK, the country’s public health body said Monday. Targets differ for cafes, restaurants, takeaways, and supermarkets – but all the measures are voluntary, which health groups have criticised. The guidelines were […]
The US finalised a law requiring chain restaurants to list calorie counts on menus in 2018. New research shows that adding calorie counts leads diners to consume 7% fewer calories on average. The study found that on a national scale, the law is expected to prevent 136,000 new cases of […]
One study found that during the average sexual session, men burn about 101 calories, and women burn 69.1 calories. This calorie-burning rate is much lower than a session on a treadmill, so don’t skip the gym. You can burn more calories by being on top and making the sex last […]
A new, small study found that men who ate a large breakfast, and a small dinner, burned more than twice as many calories after eating than men who ate a small breakfast and a large dinner Researchers found diet-induced thermogenesis – the amount of energy it takes to process a […]
Krispy Kreme is rolling out mini doughnuts nationally. The chain announced the launch of the new item, available in four flavours, in a press release on Monday. The mini doughnuts have fewer than 100 calories each. A standard glazed doughnut contains about 190 calories. Sign up for Business Insider’s retail […]
A new study claims obesity rates could be reduced if food items were labelled with the amount of exercise you would need to do to burn them off, but this is a seriously bad idea. For starters, how many calories you burn during a workout varies a lot depending on […]
Each year, The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranks the highest-calorie menu items from well-known American eateries. The 2019 “Xtreme Eating” list featured everything from Sonic’s“Master Shake” and Topgolf’s “Injectable Doughnut Holes” to Jimmy John’s “The Giant” and Chilli’s “The Boss Burger.” Each of the meals, snacks, drinks, […]
One study found that the Fitbit Surge had the most accurate calories burned calculation among a group of similar devices, with an error rate just over 25%. The other similar devices tested had comparatively higher error rates – up to as much as 93%. Still, Fitbits and similar devices are […]
Foods high in fat and calories aren’t necessarily going to cause weight gain, and some may even aid in weight loss. Low-fat options like only eating egg whites may be less beneficial than eating the entire egg. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and nuts are calorie-dense – […]
Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don’t suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name – sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents the build-up of visceral fat, which causes metabolic […]