Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Closet Tragedy, or How I Plan To Win My Jeans Back

Have you ever put on your favorite pair of jeans only to realize that they are suddenly too small and have developed holes in places there should not ever be holes?  Oh.  Me neither...

But if I ever HAD experienced such a depressing scene in my closet with my American Eagle Favorite Boyfriend jeans, I would return to counting calories.  Like I seem to do every few months.  You know, just to get back on track. 
And back into my favorite jeans...

So I share with you my two favorite websites for counting calories and maintaining a healthy lifestyle because that's really what it's all about, isn't it?  I told Kati I was back to dieting and she corrected me by saying, "It's not dieting, it's a lifestyle."  And she's so right.  For once. (mwahaha)

Okay so for keeping track of every calorie you put in your mouth, I suggest you go here.
It's totally free and so easy to use! 
(Do I sound like an infomercial yet?) 
(Confession: I kind of like to watch infomercials) 
And if you love to make lists like I do, you will find this process somewhat addicting...  I love lists.  With all my heart.  And seriously, every time I watch my calories, I see results.  It totally works.  No fancy diet tricks, no crazy pills, just eating fewer calories.  I totally believe in it.
("Call now for your free trial!")
(Or maybe not)

And for calculating the nutritional value of any recipe, go here.  It also gives you a nutritional letter grade for your recipe.  Which I love.
This can, however, be slightly terrifying at times when you sometimes realize that what you thought was a totally healthy meal is not in fact so healthy after all.

So does anyone else out there count calories or have "healthy lifestyle" tips they'd love to share?


Jamie said...

two sites I love and ENJOY! I don't fit in ANY of my jeans right now so don't feel too bad!

The Powells said...

oh I love dailyplate too, not only does it keep track of your cals, but it has all the food items you can think of from any place you would go out to eat, it also keeps track of your workouts so you know what you are buring, which is just as important as what you are eating. :)

and I love being right. :D