New research says displaying the amount of time you’d need to jog in order to burn off the calories in a sugary drink may be more effective at dissuading consumption than traditional calorie counts. Ugh. This is a bad idea for so many reasons—but mainly, it just perpetuates the myth that maintaining health and weight is just a simple calorie tradeoff. News flash: You can’t erase the crap you eat or drink by putting in time on an between exercise machine. More
Topic: calorie counting
Health magazine just announced the 10 best fast food breakfasts, giving health-conscious, time-starved consumers the green light to stop at Starbucks for breakfast-on-the-go. Their nutritional criteria are straightforward – all meals had to be under 400 calories, low in saturated fat, and contain a good mix of proteins, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats, according to Health‘s Editor-in-Chief, Ellen Kunes. The full list of approved fast food breakfasts is in the magazine for now, but their top ten breakfasts are quickly flooding health and news sites.
In general, we hope our readers can reserve at least a few mornings per week to get up early and make their own eggs and not-bacon, because even if the following meals are balanced and low-calorie, they’re still processed and packaged. But we’re not immune to busy mornings with no time to cook, either, so here’s our take on the ten happiest meals you can eat from a fast-food restaurant before noon, plus nutrition facts to help you make an educated decision, even if you haven’t had your coffee yet: More
Last night Blisstree dropped by the paperback release party for Born Round, former New York Times Restaurant Critic Frank Bruni’s memoir about eating.
Take a minute to remember the teasers from your favorite fitness infomercials: Sexy, flat abs in less than two weeks! A super-fun workout you won’t want to stop! Never step foot in a gym again! We’ve all been there, gazing at the empty promises blaring from our TV at … More
While browsing Care2 today, we saw a headline that was truly vomit-inducing: “Is Your Muffin Naughty?” As we recovered from the title’s yuck-factor, we clicked through – curious, if nothing else. Turns out, it’s not a sex thing; it’s a … More
Organic totally means low-calorie. Oh, crap – it doesn’t? Apparently the “organic” label that graces the packaging of many food products made from organic ingredients really throws some people off. According to MSNBC, a new study shows that many consumers … More
Germs, especially bacteria, have a fairly tarnished reputation among health circles, but according to Martin Blaser, chairman of the department of medicine at New York University Medical School, we might actually need more of them. The former president of the … More
If you think people are hooked on Coke, it seems like Diet Coke has added a new meaning to the word addicted. It’s not hard to find someone who drinks several cans a day. Everyone seems to think that it’s … More
Yes, cocktails pack a real punch in the calorie department. But sometimes we just want one. Especially during summertime when there are so many refreshing girly drinks begging us for a sip on a shady veranda. Before you deprive yourself … More