How to Burn More Calories Without Really Trying – Part 2

Posted: November 14, 2013

Have More Fun With Your Activities If you haven’t already done so, you should read How to Burn More Calories Without Really Trying – Part 1 before reading this post In Part 1, we learned that most people tend to overdo their exercising and activities to the point where it makes it difficult to succeed. We also saw that measuring the effect of our activity only by our weight loss is not always When you focus your activity on something that’s a little more fun and easier to achieve than lowering read more…

How to Burn More Calories Without Really Trying – Part 1

Posted: November 12, 2013

Why Increasing Your Activity Level is So Difficult Talk to anyone who tries to lose weight and there’s a good chance that, more than giving up some of their favourite foods, the thing they struggle with most is increasing their activity and exercise levels. There’s a good reason for this. Carrying extra weight reduces your body’s energy levels. It means that those who need to lose weight the most have less energy to do so than those who don’t need read more…

What’s All This About Quinoa?

Posted: November 7, 2013

It’s sudden rise to the top of the superfood charts is unprecedented. It’s so high in nutrition, NASA makes a staple of astronauts’ diets. The UN designated 2013 as “The Year of Quinoa”. And most of us probably mis-pronounce its name. For over 4,000 years, Quinoa (two pronunciations are generally accepted: keen-wah or kee-no-ah) was primarily a grown locally in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Colombia. But, starting in the 1980’s, it’s health and nutrition benefits have read more…

How to Survive a Cocktail Party with Your Weight Loss Program Intact

Posted: November 5, 2013

You’ve lost some weight. You’re eating well, getting a little more active and generally feeling better physically and mentally. Then, to top it all off, you get an invitation to the party of the year. Everyone will be there and you can’t wait to have fun, enjoy their company and celebrate the new you. But be careful. You’ve been working hard on your weight loss and it’s natural to want to reward yourself. All the sugary, salty and fatty foods read more…