Fitness

You Should Limit Sugar to 5% of Your Daily Calories: Global Nutrition Experts

Posted: July 10, 2015

Why is it that anything that’s fun to eat turns out to be unhealthy? And in the case of sugar, it seems to be getting worse. After the World Health Organization recommended last year that people should lower the amount of sugar they consume to less than 5% of their daily caloric intake, a scientific advisory council in the UK is now urging their government to recommend the same thing to the local citizenry. But, as with most nutrition issues, read more…

Stopped Losing Weight Even Though You’re Still Trying? Here’s Why

Posted: June 20, 2015

Like everything else in your life, when trying to lose weight there’ll be good days and bad days. Some days will feel like you’ll reach your goal in no time, and other days might feel like you’re going backwards. Still, your weight keeps heading in the right direction, despite the occasional day-to-day setbacks. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, your weight loss program stops working and, although you continue to use all the tactics that worked before, your weight plateaus read more…

A Big City Mayor’s Weight Loss Success Story

Posted: February 27, 2015

If you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t usually tell the world about it. If you did, you open yourself up to the never-ending questions about “how much have you lost so far?” and “how’s the diet going?” – even on those weeks where you actually gained back a couple pounds. And then, if you decide to stop, or you just couldn’t manage to do it on your own, everyone will think you “failed”. So imagine what it’s like to read more…

How to Keep Fit With Food

Posted: January 28, 2015

You know what the health experts say. To maintain proper physical fitness, adults need two and a half hours of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week. But it’s a mistake to think that you will be physically fit just by getting a certain amount of exercise. Without proper eating habits, no amount of activity will make you as healthy as you can be. Not only will following the guidelines help you manage your weight and improve your fitness, read more…

3 Tips for Calorie-Counting Mobile Apps

Posted: October 8, 2014

Calorie counting used to be the stuff of food charts, mental math and guessing games. But there’s no need to carry the little booklets, pencils and calculators to the restaurant anymore. Now “there’s an app for that”. In fact, there are hundreds of ‘calorie counter’ apps that range from the straight forward food calorie counters, to those dedicated to McDonald’s, wine calories and calories burned. You’ll have to check out a few of them to see how they work, but read more…

10 Tips to Help You Lose 10 Pounds

Posted: June 19, 2014

First, if you’re here hoping to find out how to lose 10 pounds fast, you’re in the wrong place. Each of the following tips are lifestyle changes. Along with others, they create a ‘dietary environment’ that makes it easier for you to lose 10 pounds (or whatever your weight loss goal), and keep it off. Cut it in Half – After preparing a full meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner – literally cut it in half and save one portion read more…

How to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Posted: March 19, 2014

If you are trying to manage your weight and don’t know how to speed up your metabolism – or you don’t know the benefits of doing so – then you’re missing out on one of the best ways to lose weight. Your metabolism is the process your body goes through to convert food energy (calories) into the energy it needs to perform all its functions. Each one of us has a different metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy read more…

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…

3 Ways to Make it Easier to Enjoy a “Coping Burger”

Posted: October 8, 2013

Is a hamburger a beautiful thing? Yes, if you watch the TV commercials that make them look like nothing you’ve ever unwrapped at McDonald’s. Some call it “food porn”, but whatever you call it, millions of dollars are spent to make hamburgers look mouth-wateringly beautiful in advertising images. For anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier foods, hamburgers are not pretty. Loaded with calories and high in fat (about a third of it is saturated fat) a single hamburger, read more…

5 Wonderful Benefits of Water

Posted: July 9, 2013

It’s tasteless, clear and found almost everywhere, but, considering it’s so common, water delivers some extraordinary benefits for your weight loss efforts and overall health. Water Gives You Energy. Without proper hydration, your muscles won’t work as well and you’ll find it more difficult to perform everyday tasks. Maintaining your fluid levels is especially important during exercise when your muscles are under higher stress than normal. Drink more water before, during and after exercising and you’ll have a better, more read more…

Learn More About Metabolism & You’ll Learn More About Weight Loss

Posted: June 12, 2013

What is your metabolism? If you’re like most people, you’ve read about it and heard it defined many times, but you still find it difficult to explain. Metabolism is the name of the process your body goes through to convert the energy in the food you eat into the energy your body needs to perform all its functions. Food energy is measured in calories. While it’s a very complex process, basically your metabolism combines food energy with oxygen to create read more…