You might as well get out the sweatpants right now, because we all know we’re throwing moderation out the door for Thanksgiving. The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, or twice what we eat on a daily basis.
A Minnesota surgeon has written a new diet book that calls for counting cups instead of calories. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Nick Meyer wrote the book, “The ProportionFit Diet: Count Cups, Not Calories” after looking for ways to lose weight himself.
We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health. But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.
A Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.
Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.
Most in Minnesota are excited for the State Fair, and all the fun and food that go along with it. Everyone indulges a little at fair; some indulge a little more. But knowledge is power, so we turned to experts with the YMCA to find out what’s in some of your favorite fair foods, and what you would have to do to work it off.
The list is out for popular restaurant dishes with the worst calorie counts. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed menus at chains across the country.
Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it’s also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
One billion chicken wings. About 6,000 tons of nachos. And 11.2 pounds of potato chips. That’s what Americans eat come Super Bowl Sunday.
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When we hit the treadmill, it makes us feel good to see how many calories we’re burning.
‘Tis the season of temptations, with all sorts of food and drink and goodies just waiting to ruin your waistline during December. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the holiday food trap.
This is the time of year when we start cooking up those comfort foods. But when things are starting to get spooky for Halloween, WebMD says there are some fall foods you should be just as scared about.
Betty Kline from Winona gets us started. As we vacillate between hot and cold weather, she wondered: Is it easier to burn calories in the winter or summer?
Do you really want to know that a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese has 520 calories? McDonald’s is putting calorie information right on its menus. Every one of its 14,000 restaurants will have calories next to the Big Macs and the french fries by Monday night.