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Can We Really Trust Nutrition Labels?

By |March 11th, 2015|

We're calorie counting, but is the FDA getting in our way?

Comprehending Calories: How To Properly Read A Nutrition Label

By |February 23rd, 2015|

To those who subscribe to BGG2WL via e-mail, the last post, "Comprehending Calories: The Role of Carbs In Your Diet," was cut off by the distributor - click here for the post in its entirety! We eat the foods, but how often do we take a look at the stuff on the side? Yes, all [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By |February 6th, 2015|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

How Many Calories Are You Drinking?

By |January 26th, 2015|

When I lived in Texas, my girl and I used to hit up the Red Lobster every other weekend. We'd crack jokes, catch up (school kept us very busy, plus my added little bundle of joy) and enjoy a couple of drinks. Namely, the gloriously decadent Lobsterita. A delicious [not-so-] little 18oz margarita. Full of [...]

KFC’s Double Down Reminds Us: All Calories Are Not Created Equal

By |January 20th, 2015|

Y'know, I wrote about KFC's Double Down monstrosity almost 10 months ago, when it was being tested somewhere out in the northwest. I was outraged then, but I figured it simply wouldn't sell. Boy, was I wrong. People are lovin' this thing! I mean, OD'ing on it! Seems like the only ones up in arms [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By |December 18th, 2014|

For our first series ever, Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best of my ability. :) A reader hit me up with a question about calorie counting. Basically, sharing with me that [...]

Changing Your Daily Diet? Vegetarian Isn’t The Only Option

By |November 26th, 2014|

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about changing our daily diet. What are my options? How can I commit to that kind of lifestyle change without failing? As someone who's already made these kinds of changes in her life, I thought it might be a good idea for a series on dietary lifestyle [...]

Why Exercise Makes You Gain Weight, and How to Change It

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.

Food Diaries: A New Approach To Food Journaling

By |October 20th, 2014|

Looking for ways to spice up your food journal?

Video Vault: What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like?

By |August 31st, 2014|

It's very rare that we get to see, in all its glory, a real comparison of vegetables stacked up against our - ahem - normal fare.

Q&A Wednesday: Will I Have to Count Calories FOREVER?!

By |May 22nd, 2014|

"T" asks, "am I going to have to count calories forever?!!?!?"

Understanding Calorie Counting: Preparing Yourself For Success

By |May 22nd, 2014|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 5 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

Be Conscious: No More Mindless Eating

By |April 21st, 2014|

I'd like to talk about something that I think is pretty important when it comes to weight loss and changing our eating habits. However, I think this is different because I'm talking about the habits we don't necessarily know that we have. Let's talk about breakfast for an example. If you think about the average [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: Creating Your Calorie Goal and Being Honest About It

By |April 8th, 2014|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 3 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

The Empty Calories Of Alcohol

By |April 1st, 2014|

Should alcoholic beverages include calorie counts?

Avoiding That Starving Feeling

By |January 28th, 2014|

When I first began phasing processed foods out of my life, the most difficult part was the fact that I always felt hungry. Sure, I was eating three square meals a day, but I was always starving. I mean, we're talking "OMG I HAVEN'T EATEN IN 3 MONTHS (or hours, whatever) I'M GONNA DIEEEEE" starving, [...]

Q&A Wednesday: What Do I Do When I’ve Eaten Too Much?

By |January 9th, 2014|

Q: On a day where I know I messed up, I didn't eat the rest of the day...

The Calorie Counting vs. Intuitive Eating Debate

By |December 23rd, 2013|

Discussing intuitive eating against calorie counting.

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Payoff – Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

By |December 23rd, 2013|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 4 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: What is it? Calorie Counting Defined

By |November 18th, 2013|

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 2 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]