Basic Rules For Counting Calories

Basic Rules For Counting Calories

Many people consider counting calories as an effective means to losing weight. But most people don’t really have an idea or understand how to effectively keep track of calories consumed to determine proper weight loss. Here are the basic rules of calorie counting that people should know about. Know How Much Calories You Need Before […]

Getting Your Body to Burn More Calories

Getting Your Body to Burn More Calories

Losing weight is just a matter of calorie count. If you take in more calories than your body can consume, the excess gets stored as fat and you gain weight. Take in less than what your body consumes and you lose weight.Aside from counting calories, you can also help your body lose weight by making it better at burning calories. Your body’s fat-burning capacity can be improved and will also help you maintain not only the proper body weight but also become healthier in the process. Here are some o…

Ways of Saving on Calories

Ways of Saving on Calories

Effective dieting is mainly about saving on the calories that you consume everyday. Following a diet can help. But for those who may not be able to follow certain diets for long periods of time, certain diet tweaks can help them save up on their calorie intake and may help them even lose weight. Yogurt For MayoWhenever you eat something with mayonnaise in it, you might consider using yogurt instead. It can be a good substitute if you are making tuna salad. Half a cup of yogurt has more or less a…

Calorie Burning Foods

Calorie Burning Foods

Losing weight is all about burning those excess calories in the body. The more your body burns calories, the more weight you can effectively lose in your body, provided that you do not put in as much calories back from the food that you eat. One of the best things that you can do to avoid this is by eating more foods that actually helps you burn more calories. How Food Burns CaloriesThe food that you eat not only gives you energy in the form of calories. There are some foods eaten that actually …

Ultimate Flat-Belly Summer Foods

Ultimate Flat-Belly Summer Foods

Dieting all summer will amount to nothing if you keep making bad food choices. Fortunately, Eat This, Not That! has created a list of essential summer foods to keep you in shape for swimsuit season. Quinoa┬╝ cup of quinoa packs only 170 calories, and has only 2.5 grams of fat. But, it has 7 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Quinoa is a whole-grain product, which means it’s healthier than products made with white flour. Penn State researchers found that dieters who ate whole-grains lost twic…

Thermogenic Foods

Thermogenic Foods

What are thermogenic foods?Thermogenic foods, as defined by Wellsphere.com are foods that “naturally speed up our metabolism and ‘cremate’ calories. Thermogenesis, the process of heat production is one of the biochemical processes that make up metabolism.”Medfinds.com explains that thermogenic foods “essentially take more energy to process/digest than what they provide, so they help raise your metabolism and burn body fat.”Burnthefat.com however, clarifies that all foods are thermogenic “because…

The Green Way to Burn Calories

The Green Way to Burn Calories

Men’s Health shares a number of calorie-toasting exercises that, aside from keeping you fit, benefit the environment as well Running: 1 hour at a 9-min.-mile paceCalories burned on a treadmill: 902Calories burned running outdoors with hill sections: 943Energy savedRunning for 30 minutes a day on a 2-horsepower treadmill uses about 2,000 watts a year and costs $50.Go the extra mileAdd stairs to burn an extra 308 calories in just 15 minutes of running steps.Trimming trees and hedges: 1 hourCalorie…

Body Mass Index for Teens

Body Mass Index for Teens

One of the things that a growing teen, whether a boy or girl, likes to ask is that if he or she has the right weight. That is, of course, considering their age. And one of the things that will help them out with this is by knowing their body mass index or BMI. The BMI allows them to calculate the body fat that a person has through his or her height and weight. This means that it is possible for them to know whether the weight they are in is considered healthy considering their height. Puberty an…

Obesity and Food Culture

Obesity and Food Culture

In an article written by Bridget Murray (Monitor Staff), she outlines the real reasons, as explained by Kelly Brownell, PhD., a Yale University Professor, why Americans are heavier now than ever before. Toxic food environmentBrownell explains that the reason why we have grown fatter over the years is not so much because we lack self-control but because the fast-food industry has grown more and more accessible and their advertisements are omnipresent, a constant lure to draw people in. To site an…

Taking Advantage of Diet Loophole

Taking Advantage of Diet Loophole

Whenever health conscious people hear the words “calories” and “diet” together in one sentence, the first thing that comes to their mind is a backbreaking struggle against hunger. Too often, they also have that dazed feeling that they are left with after they have been staring at their dinner plates for far too long. It is always a pain to try to figure out precisely how many calories they have on their plates. The secret calorie loopholeNot many of us are well aware of the naked truth that in a…