Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Calories from your toolbar!

Readers of this blog will know that I'm a strong believer in knowing about calories.

I don't believe in good calories or bad calories, I just think they're a good thing to be aware of.

The fact is, the currency of weight is calories. While certainly every single body is different and there are genetic differences in the ways people gain and lose weight, there's no doubt that in order to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you burn and that in order to gain weight you have to eat more calories than you burn.

For those reasons, I think it's a good idea to know calories. The analogy I like to draw upon is money.

Before I slap down my credit card, I like to look at the price tag of whatever it is I want to buy. Doesn't mean that price is the only thing that affects whether or not I'll buy something, but it definitely will factor into my decision making process.

Same thing for me with calories.

Knowing the calories in a food before I consume it factors into my decision as to whether or not I think it's worth it.

Calorie king, a brand and a website is a great place to look up calories, and I recently discovered that they've got a toolbar that installs with both Firefox and Internet Explorer where you can look up calories right off your toolbar.

Thanks Calorie King!