What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

what does 200 calories look like

My lovely wife forwarded this to me last night and it was too good to not pass on to you.  I wanted to add the following pictures which are  selection from that post which is at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm.  These pictures help you visualize the importance of knowing how many calories are in the foods you eat.  For more on this check out my prior posts:  Why You Can’t Be Trusted and Test Your Knowledge which explain how uninformed most people are regarding their caloric intake. Continue reading

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Weight Loss Surgery Explained: The Lap Band

lap-bandThe dramatic surge in weight in this country has led to a parallel surge in the numbers of people who turn to surgery to solve their weight problem.  These procedures are very serious undertakings that should be understood and certainly not taken lightly.  The mechanisms by which they work speak volumes about the true mechanisms behind weight gain and the difficult road to weight loss.  The next few posts are taken out of the Weight Loss Counter Revolution book (which can be purchased by clicking here). Continue reading

Personal Portobello Pizza

source:  allrecipes.com

source: allrecipes.com

• Calories: 265 • Fat: 15g • Protein: 21g • Carbs: 16g

I really love pizza.  Unfortunately, regular consumption of pizza is not the greatest way to stay trim.  For that reason I’m always interested in substitutes that provide pizza taste without pizza calories (see my prior post – Cauliflower Crust Pizza).   Continue reading