Tag Archives: Calories

10 Easy Ways To Slash Calories

This article originally appeared on Time.com. Cutting a few calories here and there won’t show up on the scale immediately, but making consistent changes will. Here are10 effortless ways to sidestep excess calories throughout your day—without missing them at all. Drink your tea or coffee plain A recent study published in the journal Public Health found that people who drink their coffee black consume about 69 fewer calories a day,… Read More »

Do This During Your Workday to Burn More Calories and Fat

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com. You already know that getting off your butt for periods of time throughout the day can reduce some of the harmful effects of too much sitting. (Hello, standing desk!) But a new study from the University of Glasgow in the U.K. suggests that you’ll get a bigger health boost if you focus not only on the number of hours you spend standing, but on the number of times you stand… Read More »

This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This time of year is filled with opportunities to pack on extra pounds. Think Christmas cookies, eggnog, lazy days when your only exercise is shuffling from the couch to the fridge … you get the idea. But if you live in a cold-weather climate, you have at least one calorie-burning weapon in your holiday arsenal: that arctic blast that hits you when you step outside. Yup, cold temperatures can boost calorie… Read More »

Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won't Help You Cut Calories

Ditching sugary drinks is a smart move for your health, not to mention your waistline—an average can of soda packs in about 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar (that's over 9 teaspoons). Switching to diet may not help your calorie-cutting efforts much, though: A new study suggests that at the end of the day, you'll probably still consume the same number of total calories overall.  Scientists are still learning… Read More »

10 Chores that Burn 100 Calories

  What if I told you that you’re burning calories throughout the day just in your regular activities? If you can up the intensity of everyday chores, you can burn more calories throughout the day AND have a clean house! Here are 10 chores that will burn 100 calories:     1. You could catch up on your DVR episodes of Mad Men, but spending that 60 minutes washing and… Read More »

When You Skip Sleep, You Eat 300+ More Calories the Next Day

Have you ever noticed that the less you sleep, the more hungry you feel the next day? Research suggests that this is indeed true. But you might not realize how many extra calories you’re taking in (spoiler: it's more than you'd think). In a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers set out to put a number on those surplus calories consumed by the tired and weary.… Read More »