Its a calorie calculator you can use on your website. People enter their height, weight, age and gender then click calculate and it will show them how many calories a day they should be consuming.

Its really easy to set up and no coding experience is needed. You just pick how you want it to look then paste the html into your website through your CMS (wordpress etc).

I am more than happy to give you a hand setting it up, e-mail me at tools@healthinsuranceuk.net if needed ðŸ™‚ Please let me know your thoughts!

You can find the calorie calculator tool here http://www.healthinsuranceuk.net/calorie-calculator-builder

Many thanks,

Rachael

100 calories of protein or vegetable fiber is one thing, 100 calories of sugar or straight up refined wheat is quite another and they are not equal. Flour products and sugar tend to get stored regardless of how many overall calories you are taking in over the course of a day while protein and veg fiber get broken down and burned immediately.

When I was doing my weight loss full force I was eating a cup to a cup and a half of cereal each morning, looking to target about 120-200 calories. What’s crazy is that at first I didn’t discriminate between the types of cereals and just targeted a specific calorie count. What I found over time is that eating cereals with more sugar stalled my weight loss, even if it was the same calories as cereals with less.

I learned to do some label math to pick out the better cereals, the ones that had 33% or less total fat and sugar. Basically, take the total grams of sugar per serving (not carbs, just the sugar), multiple by 4 (to get the sugar calories), then add that number to the “calories from fat”, multiply that total by 4 again and compare that final number to the total calories per serving. The closer the two numbers are to being equal, the better the cereal.

Example: Say a serving of cereal has 130 calories (15 from fat) and 9 grams of sugar per serving. . Multiply by 9 by 4 (getting 36), add 36 to 15 (fat calories), and you get 51. Multiply this by 4 (204) and compare to the total calories (130). Since the total is way above it’s not great cereal. The total fat and sugar calories are close to 40%.

Now take a cereal with 190 calories (15 from fat) and 9 grams of sugar per serving. . Multiply by 9 by 4 (getting 36), add 36 to 15 (fat calories), and you get 51. Multiply this by 4 (204) and compare to the total calories (190), and even though it’s still over and the total calories for that cereal is higher, the amount of sugar and fat is way down.

I found if I ate a serving of that second cereal I would lose faster (again, even though the calories were higher.)

Bottom line, those labels are deceiving…

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