Store bought muffins are huge, and full of sugar and calories. That makes them a dessert, a treat, an indulgence - at which point you might as well get something tasty like a doughnut instead. Bonus: the doughnut probably has less sugar anyway.
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Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren't Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?
If you're planning a trip to the US anytime soon, beware of what you eat. As this chart from Flowing Data demonstrates, the menus from popular US fast food chains are not for the faint (or chronic) of heart. Here's how the calorie damage compares at McDonald's, Carls Jr, KFC, Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King and more.
When you track calories to try to lose weight, some apps try to be helpful by giving you 'net calories', a number that takes your food and exercise into account. But this can be supremely confusing, and to make it worse, each app calculates it in their own way.
You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you've had, then calculate the number of calories you've burned to offset them. But this actually hurts your weight loss efforts (and sanity) more than it helps. Here's why you shouldn't rely on "calories in" and "calories out".