How to Estimate Calories: BBQ

One of the most daunting things about counting calories is the lack of knowledge on how to do it when you’re eating out.

Sure, chains like McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A have started putting their nutritional information online, but what do you do if you go to a more local place that doesn’t have that info? Just throw your hands up in the air and eat whatever? Hell no. That’s why I’m here to help.

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Removing Calories vs. Adding Cardio

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When you’re dieting and trying to achieve a calorie deficit (or… pop tart deficit), there are 2 ways to do so:

  1. Eat less calories.
  2. Burn more calories.

Pretty simple, right? Remember, running a mile (burning ~100 calories) is going to create the same calorie deficit as refusing 1/2 a Pop Tart (eating 100 calories less).

But which one do you choose?

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Groceries You Should Buy (E. 1)

I’m starting a new series, ya’ll. I think this has a lot of potential to be useful both for you all and for me as well.

Basically, each post of Groceries You Should Buy (GYSB) is going to highlight a few foods/products you can find at your supermarket that are exceptionally healthy or just really amazing for dieting. If you know of any yourself, feel free to share in the comments!

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Ride The Heater!

In poker, there’s ups and downs. Overall, it is a skill-based game, but there is no doubt that there’s quite a bit of luck involved. Even seasoned poker professionals have weeks or months where they just keep losing money. However, while there can be streaks of bad luck, there can also be streaks of good luck. These are called heaters – periods where no matter how good or bad you play, you just keep winning money, because the cards keep falling your way.

And when you’re on a heater, common advice among poker players is: ride the heater. That is, keep playing while you’re still hot. Don’t stack up your chips and go home – why would you? Don’t you want to keep winning? Don’t you want FREE MONEY? Stay at the table and ride the heater until the wheels fall off.

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Photo: WSOP.com

What does this have to do with fitness? Well, there’s no luck in losing weight, unfortunately.

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3 Fast Food Options that Won’t Go To Your Thighs

Look, eating healthy can be hard. In my opinion, the easiest way to do it is to cook your own meals, but it’s 2016 and apparently nobody has the damn time for that anymore.

So, I’m going to combine my Yelp expertise with my health conscious mindset and pump out 3 “reviews” of pretty safe fast food options you can fall back on next time you go out for food.

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