Starting a new diet can be intimidating. Whether you are doing it to fit into that beautiful dress for your wedding, look great on the beach during vacation or just get a better handle on your health, dieting is going to take work; changing your eating habits does not happen overnight. If you plan on kicking-off a new diet soon, keep the 6 areas below in mind to help you stay focused and meet your weight loss goals.(more…)
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Despite being stuck at home in 2020 and 2021 with, presumably, plenty more free time than usual, most of us are still struggling to lose or keep off those dreaded Pandemic 15. While it will take some time to put these tips into effect if you’ve fallen off the horse, getting started today is the best way to try to create new habits.
Lose fat, and look and feel better with these great tips.(more…)
The frustration of dieting is already quite intense, but there’s nothing quite comparable to that disappointment of preventing yourself from eating the things you love most and following a strict diet, only to step on the scale and realize you haven’t lost a single ounce!
Before you head to the fridge and gorge on everything inside, here are a few bad habits that could be affecting your weight loss and how you can fix them:(more…)
Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online. Berardi’s articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the foundation of my fitness and nutrition knowledge today. If you want to know more about the Carb to Protein Ratio Diet, this is the man to ask.
Today’s Topic – The Carb to Protein Ratio Diet
I have written, on numerous occasions, about reducing your carbohydrate intake and increasing your protein intake to lose fat and maintain muscle mass when dieting. Then I went ahead and suggested how many carbs to eat in a day, how much protein to eat in a day, and how much fat to eat in a day. And then I even provided 10 tips for getting shredded. Plenty of resources to help you learn more about organizing your macronutrient intake if this piece doesn’t answer your questions.
Despite these suggestions, time and again I am still asked how much protein, carbs, and fat people should be eating each day. Then when I give my answers, people still question me:
“Shouldn’t I be eating more carbs?”
“Isn’t that too much protein?”
“How many calories should I aim for?”
Now I have a specific macronutrient layout for you to follow based on your bodyweight. The protein distribution is a little lower than I usually recommend and the carbs are definitely higher than I recommend for most fat loss diets.(more…)
Whether you are ready to ramp up your fitness routine, lose weight or want to work on muscle definition, defining your goals and integrating the right method to achieve them is crucial to a positive outcome. While there is any number of fad diets on the market, the truth is that it takes more than that to get lean.(more…)
Over the past decades, we have seen so many weight loss fads that it will practically be impossible to enumerate them all. Four critical components of these fads are that:
- They are usually not based on any real facts.
- The promise of instant results with little effort is usually a major selling point.
- They quickly become widely accepted and the “thing” of the moment.
- Their popularity is usually short lived.
Leading a fit and healthy life is probably every person’s dream. However, very few of you have the will power to fulfil such dreams. Are you one of them who spend hours at the gym every day in order to shed excess body weight?
There are many of you who work out at the gym on a daily basis but when it comes to proper results, it is not as expected. It is important for you to remember that your body weight should never be the primary focus of your workout routines.
There are people are fall in the category of “overweight” but are still healthy. On the other hand, there are people with normal weight and are unhealthy. To be sure you are becoming healthier by lowering your overall body fat composition is, you will have to use something other than a simple scale. Here are some methods that work best.(more…)
You might not be aware of this – but when it comes to your diet – even the smallest things can really add up to make a world of difference. Most people, when they hear the word “diet” assume that it requires radical changes to their lifestyles and misery-inducing food restrictions. However, the reality is quite different, because it’s far more effective to make small changes, instead of aiming for a major lifestyle overhaul.
Stop Eating Before You Feel ‘Full’
The most basic thing you can do is to try and follow “Hara Hachi Bu” – and don’t worry – while the phrase might seem complicated at first, it is actually an old Japanese saying, which roughly translates to “stomach 80% full.”
The term refers to an ancient way of eating, practiced mainly by the residents of Okinawa for centuries at this point.
Even though it might be difficult to quantify what 80% actually is, the simpler way of putting this in practice would be this – stop eating when you’re no longer feeling hungry. It’s quite simple when you take a second to think about it. (more…)