The Calories In Calories Out Blog

  • Squats for Calories Out and Wellness

    Embrace and love your body. It’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own! 15 minutes of squats for a 120-pound person = 88 calories out Simply put, squats are the BEST way to tone your butt and thighs. This amazing video called The Most Effective Squat Challenge: 100 Rep Fitness Blender Squat Challenge, by Fitness […]

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  • Poached Pears with Spices

    As nights and early mornings turn a bit nippy here in Maryland, my dessert ideas turn to fall fruits. My son requested my Easy Apple Cake the other day, so I think he feels fall fever coming, too. I’ve always had a weak spot for poached pears. One reason is because they are beautiful. And, […]

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  • Nutrition Tidbit: Prevent Heart Disease with the DASH DIET: Lower Your Blood Pressure and LDL

    September is Cholesterol Education Month. Elaine and I are passionate about your heart health. We even wrote a book about it Eating for Lower Cholesterol: A Balanced Approach to Heart Health with Recipes Everyone Will Love and a video called Control Your Cholesterol Without Meds. The book was inspired by Catherine’s mother’s heart attack in […]

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  • Spotlight on Super Foods: Quinoa

    Know your calories: ½ cup cooked quinoa = 111 calories In case you missed it, The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as The International Year of the Quinoa. Say what? “Quinoa can play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty,” FAO […]

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  • Cooking Tip: How to Toast and Freeze Nuts and Seeds

    Nuts and seeds are essentials in my kitchen … especially walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, and pecans. I bet you’re shaking your head in agreement. I use them in my cooking and baking, and over the years, I’ve learned a little time-saving tip I’d like to share: Toast and freeze your nuts. That way, they are […]

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  • Diabetes Corner: The Booming Diabetes App Market, Could One of These Help You?

    A quick Google search for apps for diabetics pulled up over 1,000 on the market. Wow! Who knew? So, is this good news? Yes, we definitely think so, especially since almost 30 million Americans have diabetes today. But, we also caution people to research the apps and make sure they choose one (or more) that […]

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  • Happy First Birthday to the Calories In and Calories Out Blog! Book Giveaways!

    Dear Readers, We are thrilled to celebrate our first year of blogging. It’s been quite a journey. Wow! Catherine is the main blogger, so this letter is personalized from her … Hi Everyone! If you had told me a year ago that I would be blogging twice a week while keeping up with the rest […]

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  • Calories Out: Jumping Rope

    Embrace and love your body. It’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own. Burns 10 to 14 calories per minute, depending on the rate you jump Remember those childhood days of jumping rope on the school blacktop, in the gym,  or on the sidewalk. Well, bring them back! You’ll quickly see why jumping rope is […]

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  • Chicken and Rice Stove-Top Casserole

    Nothing spells home cooking quite like chicken and rice cooked in a casserole! This recipe is from The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook. It clocks in a 371 calories per serving. As I mentioned in the headnotes of the recipe, brown and white rice have different cooking times and require different amounts of water. You […]

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Awesome Praise for The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook

The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook provides clear, use-friendly guidelines and tips for anyone interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle. A real winner!”

- Kathy McManus, M.S.,R.D., L.D/N, Director of the Department of Nutrition, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 

This book presents an incredibly practical tool that will help people understand what really matters when it comes to attaining and maintaining a healthy body weight. Very few people think in calories, but everyone can understand what 30 minutes of jogging entails!”

- Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, Health & Nutrition Consultant, The Health Geek, LLC,

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