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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapists, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Check out a great site to check the calories of your foods via Calorie Count here. According to the site,  you can use Calorie Count in one of two ways:

Diet Your Way

Calorie Count doesn’t prescribe a particular diet. Eat any foods you want as long as you burn more calories than you consume.

Get Help from Friends

Motivation is very important in dieting! Get support and encouragement from our community to stay on track – permanently!

The Calorie Count Website gives you some basics about nutrition that should help you get started no matter what your  approach to dieting and fat loss. Read the following excerpts from the website below.

What are calories?

Calories are the amount of energy that is produced by a given quantity of a food. Calories are supplied by the carbohydrate, protein, fat, and alcohol in food.

Why count calories?

Fact: When you eat more calories than you need, you gain weight. The wild card is determining what you need because there are so many variables. In general, an individual needs only the calories he is able to burn. You can maintain a healthy weight by matching the calories you take in to the calories you burn day-after-day. You lose weight by taking in fewer calories than you burn.

Counting calories is a real eye-opener. Research shows that most people don’t realize how many calories they eat. They don’t see the extra calories that come from large portions and from high fat foods.

As a weight loss method, calorie counting doesn’t give you rules about what, when, and how much to eat. The only recommendation is to have a balanced diet of the foods you prefer within your calorie requirements. Calorie counting induces people to adjust their food choices, portions, and physical activity to reach their calorie goals.

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By Sue Shekut, Licensed Massage Therapist, ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified Wellness Coach, Owner, Working Well Massage

Christmas Eve. Snacks, candy, treats, egg nog. Friends. Family. Presents. Roast turkey. Or ham and roast beef. And then rolls and bread and crackers and brie…and before you know it, you’ve eaten way too much and you feel…like a pinata ready to burst open.

The holidays are full of extra sugary and fat filled treats. And according to some nutrition experts, it’s fine to have a few treats at Christmas. However, it’s also a good idea to plan ahead and follow a few simple rules of thumb so you don’t overdo it. Dana Lilenthal of Nutrition Data blog has the following tips to help you feel less stuffed and more buff on Christmas.

Healthy Eating Tips for Christmas

By Dana Lilienthal

Before you head out to your holiday meal, or before your guests arrive, here are some things you should be doing to make sure you enjoy your holiday with out overindulging.

1. Make a game plan for the day.
• What will you eat during the day?
• When will you fit in your exercise?

2. How much will you eat at your Christmas Eve/Day meal.

3. What are those special foods that you will eat at this meal.
• Are there 1 or 2 dishes that you love and only have once a year?
• Will you enjoy a small serving of these foods?
• What foods can you pass on?

4. Are there foods that make better leftovers?

5. Will you be the host to have control over the foods prepared or are you the guest who can bring a healthy dish or two for you and the rest of the guests?

Read entire blogpost from Dana here here.

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Who is Dana Lilienthal, M.S., R.D. and Why Would You Want to Follow her Advice?
Dana is a health educator and counselor with a passion for analyzing and creating recipes. She holds certifications as a Registered Dietitian from the American Dietetic Association, Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise and Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dana holds a B.S. in dietetics and a master’s degree in elementary education. When not in a middle-school classroom, Dana educates private clients on how to improve their lifestyle for health and overall well-being.

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