It has been quite a year. Our MyFitnessPal users have experienced success on the scale and off — from dropping sizes to running marathons to seeing triglyceride levels fall. Congratulations on working so hard to achieve these goals.
To keep you motivated, here are our top 10 most-read nutrition articles for 2017. Hopefully you’ve kept up with them, but in case not, here’s your chance to check them out:
1. 7 Tricks to Finally Nail the Whole Portion Control Thing
Here are some easier ways to naturally eat healthy portion sizes, so you can develop better eating habits without spending so much energy fussing over it.
2. Is Stevia Safe?
While Stevia has stolen the spotlight from its artificial cousins, Splenda and Sweet’N Low, this article explains whether this more natural sweetener is better for you or not.
3. What 1,200 Calories Looks Like
Though we don’t advocate a 1,200-calorie diet for most, here’s a dietitian-approved breakdown of how delicious and satisfying 1,200 calories can be if you focus on whole foods.
4. What Your Sugar Cravings Might Really Mean
From possible magnesium deficiency to imbalanced gut bacteria, your sugar cravings may be more than situational. Here are some causes and ways to help combat them.
5. What’s the Healthiest Thing to Eat at McDonald’s?
Yes, that Big Mac may be tempting, but these five options, at 420 calories or less, can help you eat healthier the next time you find yourself under those golden arches.
6. What 1,500 Calories Looks Like
A 1,500-calorie budget can be pretty satisfying when you fill up on nutrient-rich foods like produce, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains. Here’s a visual breakdown of what 1,500 calories looks like.
7. Skip These 5 Foods if You’re Working Out Soon
Certain foods can prompt heartburn, stomach ache or even vomiting if eaten right before a workout. Avoid these foods if you’re about to jump on the treadmill.
8. 12 Healthy Foods that Fill You up Best
Foods high in fiber and water content are typically the lowest in calories; protein, however, is a different story. Seek these 12 nourishing basics to get your healthy fill.
9. What 2,000 Calories Looks Like
A 2,000-calorie goal suits a wide variety of people — from a woman in her mid-20s who exercises moderately, to an overweight, middle-aged man trying to lose a pound per week. If you fall in this category, this article is for you.
10. Is It OK to Eat Sugary Fruit?
While an orange has the same amount of sugar as a can of Coke, their nutritional differences are extreme. Our dietitian breaks down whether it’s OK to eat sugary fruit with abandon.