Do you eat when you are bored, upset or angry? Do you find that every day requires a chocolate bar to get you through the afternoon? If you are trying to lose weight, you may feel guilty about snacks. As a fitness nutrition coach, I find some people (particularly women) laugh nervously when I ask them what happen to their food consumption around 4pm. Continue Reading
There are many reasons why you may wish to lose body fat. Among the top are to simply look better, and improve your overall health. Losing weight should always be considered as a long term proposition. Quick weight loss plans can help you lose weight, but will not give you the longer term results you crave and deserve.
Fat will be lost in any diet, where the calorific intake is lower than expenditure. But, these “crash” diets and low-energy diets, will result in a muscle loss in addition to the fat burned.
The lemonade diet, in common with other similar citric juice diets, consists of surviving for a set number of days on various combinations of fruit juice, or syrup, or cayenne pepper.
Many athletes and exercisers are increasing their protein intake to help them both lose weight and build more muscle, but is that the right way to go? It makes sense that, since muscles are made of protein, eating more protein will help you build more muscle.
If you are a beginner to exercise, it is normal to get muscle soreness after working out. This soreness is called DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), but do not be alarmed, this soreness or discomfort will go away in 48 hours.
This discomfort occurs for different reasons. One reason could be because you never exercise, your muscles were sleeping and untrained. Continue Reading
To burn the most at every workout you must prepare your body with good nutrients. Carbohydrates are preferred by the body as the main source of energy. There are two types of carbs, simple and complex.
Simple (bad): this type of carbohydrate has the tendency to increase your energy level for a short period of time and is usually high in empty calories (contains high amounts of sugar and little to no nutrients).
Sick of trying to figure out exactly how to eat for optimal health AND physical performance?
By following these principles, you can expect to achieve…
- Faster and easier fat loss
- Lean muscle gains with less added body fat
Diets have appeared in many different forms, especially fad diets. Among the problems with these fad diets is that they leaving you feeling very hungry, can be unhealthy, and only work for a short period of time. Research has indicated that the most effective diets are those that can be adhered to over long periods of time. Continue Reading
When trying to lose weight, it is highly recommended that you minimize the alcohol consumption. The reason is based in the fact that alcohol has a high concentration of unhealthy sugars and empty calories, as well as the knowledge that alcohol generally compromises your habits, which might make you eat the wrong foods if they are available. Continue Reading
The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use. That’s about 500 calories a day. By cutting out 500 calories a day from your normal daily diet, while keeping your activity level the same, you can lose approximately one pound a week. Continue Reading