Reducing your overall caloric intake is often one of the best weight- and fat-loss strategies. However, eliminating the wrong foods from your diet can hinder you from reaching weight-management and body-composition goals. Learning to recognize common myths is a good way to determine which diet and exercise regimen is right for you.
Starving yourself is the best fat-burning strategy.
For many, the vending machine is too often the go-to for lunch or even breakfast. And although there are "healthy" vending machines available (NY is trying them out at rest stops), the majority are still filled with less nutritious foods.
Vending machines have been around since the beginning of the first century, but it was the makers of Tutti-Frutti gum who...
Running can be a fantastic way to get in shape, lose weight and build muscle, especially if you start training for a race. It can also leave you ravenous and reaching for any and everything to eat post-run. Whether it's a 5k or a full marathon, making sure you fuel back up after running can help you beat hunger cravings later on, reduce weight and metabolism fluctuations...
Q: Is it possible to be addicted to food? And are some foods more addictive than others?
A: I used to use that term much more easily in the past, but I think people react very negatively about the concept of addiction to food, because it leads to misunderstanding.
Clearly, there are foods that are much more likely to trigger that loss of control and compulsive overeating...
1. Relying on Crash Diets
Determined to lose 10 pounds fast, you turn to a crash diet. Perhaps your plan calls for nothing but grapefruit or cabbage soup each day. You slash your daily calories to fewer than 1,000, and sure enough, the pounds melt away. But when you eat so few calories, you train your metabolism to slow down. Once the diet is over, you have a body that burns...
Your metabolic rate is strongly influenced by your body composition. People with more muscle and less fat generally have a faster metabolic rate, while people with more fat and less muscle generally have a slower metabolic rate.
Studies show that the body requires more energy to process a high-protein diet, which means that as your body digests high-protein foods,...
Make a Grocery List In Minutes
Having a well-planned grocery list gets you in and out of the store quickly and helps you stick to your healthy eating plan.
Use these tips and in just a few minutes, you'll have a blueprint for a cart full of groceries that won't bust your budget or diet.
Organize your grocery shopping list by aisle. Follow these tips for filling...
Snacking is not bad for you if you choose nutrient dense foods and consume in moderation. This article lists snack ideas wheter you are craving something crunchy or sweet we have an answer for you.
I'll be the first to admit that I used to skip breakfast regularly. It just didn't seem important. Boy was I wrong. Did you know that skipping breakfast could cause significant overeating and excess snacking throughout the rest of your day? Eating a healthy breakfast sets the stage for the rest of your day! The choices you make at breakfast can give you the long lasting energy...
High protein diet effects aren't all positive. Plenty of fad diets, such as the Atkins Diet and the South Beach Diet, emphasize high protein content, and many dieters now avoid carbs like bread, pasta, potatoes and rice. Protein based diets can help you feel full longer and stabilize your blood sugar levels, but they also carry certain risks.1) A High Protein Diet Increases Your...