How Much Water Weight Can You Lose on the Keto Diet?

How Much Water Weight Can You Lose on the Keto Diet?

Calorie counting, Dieting, Food, progress reports
If you know me in real life, or if you have been following my progress on this blog, or if you have even read the title of this website, then you know that I'm on a quest to get six pack abs. However, I've been cutting calories for 5 months now and I'm pretty tired of being skinny. It's time for this lanky tall Asian dude to put on some mass. And by mass, I don't mean the technical physics definition of an object's ability to resist acceleration. No... by mass, I mean muscle + ass. That's right. I combined two words to make another word that is only somewhat related. I am a lyrical wordsmith like that. (But I'm not a rapper.) BUT... before I started bulking up again, I wanted to see just how…
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Recipe: Turkey Spam Fried Rice

Recipe: Turkey Spam Fried Rice

Calorie counting, Dieting, Food, Recipes
You've heard of chicken fried rice. You've tried shrimp fried rice. But have you sampled spam fried rice? Spam is delicious. I don't care what you say. It doesn't matter if it's not whole meat. It doesn't matter that it may contain some preservatives (honestly, almost all meat does). It doesn't matter if it's associated with unwanted messages and emails on the Internet. It tastes good, mmkay? (more…)
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7 Foods With (Almost) Zero Calories

7 Foods With (Almost) Zero Calories

Calorie counting, Dieting, Food, How To Estimate Calories, Uncategorized
Imagine this: It's 2:30PM. You're at your desk, half-awake, trying to get work done but honestly bored the hell out of your mind. You're looking for a pick-me-up. A distraction. You know you're not really hungry because you had a decent lunch, but you still want to munch on something. What do you do? Grab a Snickers bar, right? Hell no. Throw those empty calories away. And munch on these snacks with zero calories. (more…)
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Healthy Foods – How Do You Know?

Healthy Foods – How Do You Know?

Calorie counting, Dieting, How To Estimate Calories, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized
The other day, I was bored and scrolling down my Facebook the other day (as 99% of all millennials do nowadays) and came upon a post about "healthy foods", shared by one of my friends: Wow, this seems like a really helpful post! If only I could just download all of these images, I'd know exactly when and where to eat Banana-Peanut Butter Toast and Yogurt With Whole Grain Cereal! I should frame them up on my wall, too. And my refrigerator. And save them to my phone, so I can have them handy every single time I go out for food. Except... food doesn't work like that. Especially in the context of dieting. You hear people all the time say things like "Is Chipotle healthy?" or "are avocados good for…
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Should You Get A Fitbit?

Should You Get A Fitbit?

Calorie counting, Cardio, Dieting, Uncategorized
If you live in the year 2017 like me, and you've stepped outside lately, you've probably seen one of these rectangular watch-looking things on someone's wrist. They look sort of like one of those "smart" watches from Apple or Samsung, but they're not. They don't do anything related to a phone. They're Fitbits, and they're here to help you lose weight, get fit, and achieve those new years resolutions! Should you get one of these? Well, let's take a look at the some of the notable features, one-by-one: (more…)
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5 Smart Ways To Avoid Overeating

5 Smart Ways To Avoid Overeating

Calorie counting, Dieting, How To Estimate Calories, Tips and Tricks, Weight loss
So you had a target amount of calories for the day. But your office had free pizza today, so you took a slice. And you got tired in the afternoon, and grabbed a piece of chocolate. And one thing led to another, and... you overate. Dangit. What do you do now? Eat more, because f*** it, you didn't meet your goal anyway right? No, stupid. You sit your butt down and read this article to help you avoid overeating in the future. (more…)
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4 Reasons To Weigh Yourself Every Day

4 Reasons To Weigh Yourself Every Day

Daily reports, Dieting, Motivation, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Weight loss
Look, I get it. You don't like weighing yourself because you're afraid that you've gained some pounds since the last time you've weighed yourself, and you'll feel bad. Or you just don't see the need to weigh yourself more than once in a while. Well, guess what? If you're serious about losing weight, you should probably be weighing yourself every day. It should be the first thing you do every single morning. Here's why: (more…)
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Recipe: Sweet Chili Chicken Stirfry

Recipe: Sweet Chili Chicken Stirfry

Dieting, Food, How To Estimate Calories, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized
A lot of people don't find success counting calories because they're not sure exactly how much of each food they're consuming. If you're off the mark by, say... 25%, that can add up to 500 calories a day, which adds up to 1 lb difference a week! Here's the thing about calorie counting: it's really freakin' easy to count if you cook for yourself.  It's so easy, even the Geico cavemen could do it. Why? (more…)
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