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What exactly is a calorie and why do we care?

By now, in 2015 with gluten excommunicated from diets and paleo celebrated and superfood vegetables being discovered left and right, we all generally know what kind of food is good for you and what kind of food is bad for you. But do most of us really know what a calorie is other than a big number being worse than a… » 7/14/15 10:42pm 7/14/15 10:42pm

How Long It Takes to Burn Off a Thanksgiving Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let's not lie to ourselves about how we're going to "take it easy" this Thanksgiving. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It's okay, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let's be real: if we don't want to have more chins on our chin's chins by New… » 11/28/14 2:30pm 11/28/14 2:30pm

What 3000 calories looks likes in everyday food

When you eat a big meal like a Thanksgiving Dinner or feast during the holidays or gorge out on Super Bowl party platters and leftovers, you're probably eating a lot more than what your body is used to. Some sources say those heavy party dinners can range anywhere from 3,000 to 4,500 calories. That's quite a belly… » 2/04/14 9:13pm 2/04/14 9:13pm

What 2000 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like

Inspired by WiseGeek's what 200 calories of food looks like, BuzzFeed made a video that extrapolated those calories into 2000. Which would roughly be the amount of calories you should be eating on a given day plus or minus a few hundred (though who the hell would eat 2000 calories of the same food, right). The best… » 3/27/13 8:30pm 3/27/13 8:30pm