Calorie Counting – Hot or Not?
When dieting, there are pros and cons to every strategy. The important thing is to find what works for you, and stay consistent. A diet shouldn’t be something we do transiently, it should be a way of life, if we want to stay healthy, and maintain a healthy weight. Some say calorie counting is a thing of the past, but many see the benefit of watching our daily intake. Calorie counting may be a very good thing for ...
Whenever we lose weight, it’s not just fat that burns away. It’s also water, and muscle. The basal metabolic rate is the rate at which the body burns energy when it is at rest. This is the reason why exercise is so important, not only does exercise build muscle and burn fat, but it increases the metabolism to make fat burn faster and more easily on a normal basis. That being said, the best way to ...
Four Powerful Weight Loss Tips
Fight Fat with Fat There are two kinds of fat in the body; white fat and brown fat. Up to 80 percent of adults have brown fat deposits in their bodies," says Aaron M. Cypess, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. While the white fat is what we want to burn off, the brown fat actually is chock full of mitochondria. Mitochondria give energy to the cells in the form ...
Four More Powerful Weight Loss Tips
Enjoy Nature According to Fitness magazine, a North Carolina study showed that people living in more natural areas, near mountains and lakes, tended to be in better shape. One theory is that these areas are more peaceful and that the serene environment leads to higher levels of dopamine in the brain, as well as creates more motivation to get exercise in the form of walking, jogging, or bike-riding. Studies have also found that individuals tend to keep ...
The Hunger Game: Curbing an Insatiable Appetite
Dieting - What makes it so difficult? Perhaps the number one reason we have difficulty trying to lose weight, is that we are playing the real-life Hunger Games when counting calories. Do you have the willpower it takes to avoid those old favorite foods? If you do, you deserve applause. A commitment to a low-fat lifestyle without relapsing (even intermittently!) isn’t easy for most. Keep reading for some tips that should help curb the appetite ...
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