McDonald’s Teams Up with Weight Watchers

McDonald’s Teams Up with Weight Watchers

In an unusual move, Weight Watchers has allowed McDonald’s in New Zealand to use its logo on their menu boards and tray mats.  In addition, three of its meals will be stamped with the Weight Watchers’ stamp of approval.These meals:  Chicken McNuggets, Filet-O-Fish, and Sweet Chili Seared Chicken Wrap are each given 6.5 points by Weight Watchers.  These points are used by the followers of this diet program to determine the amount of food they would intake in a day.  The McDonald’s staff have bee…

Fighting Fat Effectively

Fighting Fat Effectively

Fighting fat effectively will help you lose that excess weight the healthy way. It all depends on your diet choices as well as the habits that you follow day in and day out. It is not much as complicated as you might think. Here are some of the more effective and easier ways to fight off fat and avoid piling on that weight.Diet, Not DeprivationThe mistake that most people make when they are dieting is that they try to deprive themselves of food in order to lose weight. But this can only make thi…

How to Keep Weight Off

How to Keep Weight Off

The problem with weight loss is once we achieved your desired weight, we tend to slack off. The next thing we know all the weight we lost is back. Keeping the pounds off is a challenge, one that requires a positive attitude and commitment to gradually switch to a healthier lifestyle. Managing your weight is a lot of work; you need to balance what you eat with how much exercise your get. Apart from maintaining this delicate balancing act, WebMD shares the following tips to help you prevent gainin…

Metabolism Myths: Thirst and Dehydration

Metabolism Myths: Thirst and Dehydration

You may have heard that by the time you are thirsty, it’s too late, and you’re probably already dehydrated. To determine if there’s any truth to this, first you should know what goes on in your body when you’re thirsty. Plasma osmolality is a measure of the concentration of substances such as sodium, chloride, potassium, urea, glucose, and other ions in blood. When you plasma osmolality increases, it means theses substances in the blood have become more concentrated. It also means that the amoun…

Metabolism Myths: Muscle is the Most Metabolically Active Tissue in the Body

Metabolism Myths: Muscle is the Most Metabolically Active Tissue in the Body

Whenever you talk about metabolism, the topic of building muscle always crops up. It maybe because we always hear that muscle is the most metabolically active tissue in the body. If you really want to increase your metabolic rate, you should know what does the trick.Metabolic rate is determined by the amount of fat-free mass in you body. Fat-free Mass (FFM) is made up of internal organs, muscle, and bone. a pound of bone increases metabolic rate by one calorie, not a very significant amount. For…

Metabolism Myths: Building Muscle Increases Metabolism

Metabolism Myths: Building Muscle Increases Metabolism

With regards to metabolism, the common belief is as you build more muscle, your metabolism will significantly increase – which means you will burn more fats and increase weight loss. Trainers, physicians, and other fitness experts often get asked whether a person should do more aerobic exercises or more strength training workouts. Before arriving at any conclusions, you should first look at how muscle helps boost metabolism. A pound of muscle increases a person’s metabolic rate by just 6 calorie…

Quick Weight Gain Means Slow Metabolism

Quick Weight Gain Means Slow Metabolism

Whether you gain weight fast or lose weight slowly, do not blame it all on your metabolism.Dr. Mark Dedomenico says if you want to lose weight and maintain that weight for life, you should befriend your metabolism. A person’s resting metabolic rate (RMR) decreases by 10 percent every 10 years. If your RMR is 1,500 calories in your 20s, your RMR would drop to 1,350 calories during your 30s. by the time you hit your 40s, it would decreases further to 1,215 calories, and so on until your RMR is onl…

Metabolism Myths: Exercise Decreases Appetite

Metabolism Myths: Exercise Decreases Appetite

You’re on a new weight loss program, and you’ve restricted your calorie intake to drastic levels. You try to ignore your hunger pangs, even though you’re feeling rather faint for lack of food. Everyone keeps telling you that your reduced food intake won’t matter since exercise curbs appetite. Not so says Dr. Mark Dedomenico. A lot of exercisers do not make up for the energy they use up during exercise. According to some studies, people will “out-eat” their exercise because they think that since …

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day

Did you know that there is such a thing as a “No Diet Day”?  It is being held annually on May 6 and it has become an opportunity for some groups to encourage people to ditch off their restrictive and pointless diets and instead embrace a healthy relationship with food. Billions of dollars are spend on dieting with little benefits, and the last few years marked an increase in the profitability of the weight loss industry, especially when two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.  But with …

Healthy Weight: Your Personal Plan

Healthy Weight: Your Personal Plan

Losing weight is not as easy as they make it in weight loss products advertisements. Losing weight the right and healthy way takes discipline, effort and dedication. This is why when you try to lose weight and see no changes after all your plans and all the effort you put in, it can be really frustrating and discouraging. Eat and be healthyIt’s because of this that experts suggest changing your goal from losing weight to becoming healthy. Experts say that the best way to lose weight and keep it …