Posts Tagged ‘lose weight’
Friday, December 9th, 2022
You are a hardworking person who gets up early, works a full day, exercises, and takes care of the kids at night. Life sure is easy, right? Riiiight… Something is already telling me you could use some tips to manage cravings during your weakest hours.
OK, maybe your story is a little different, but most likely you are living a busy life, full of stress, anxiety, and deadlines. While you sit at your desk or drive your car, your daydreams shift to thoughts of salty chips or a smooth, sweet chocolate bar. You most likely are not thinking about healthy foods.
Don’t fret, it’s perfectly normal to have food cravings. When you constantly give in to your cravings and overindulge, is when you pay the price. Go ahead and accept your cravings as part of life, but also be aware that you can take action to prevent going overboard.
Tags: acai, cravings, Diet, fat loss, healthy food, lose fat, lose weight, minerals, nutrition, vitamins, weight loss
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Thursday, December 8th, 2022
Are Salads Truly Weight Loss Food?
It might be a shocker for many people, but not all salads are good for weight loss food. The modern-day fitness industry has created this aura around salads, claiming that salads are the “ideal health food”. Not only this is not the case for many types of salads, but this approach also hurts people who eat salads genuinely trying to lose weight, only to see no results.
In this article, I will tell you about 3 steps to make your salads healthier and actually help you with weight loss. But before talking about ways to fix the problem, let’s figure out what the problem is – what makes many weight loss salads unhealthy?
Tags: Diet, food, healthy diet, lose weight, nutrition, salad, weight loss
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Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Just in time for the new year! Lose fat quickly and safely on this 21-day fat-loss shred diet!
Disclaimer: the author is no longer a certified nutritionist and has not been a certified nutritionist since the mid-2000s. Use these diet guidelines and meal plans at your own risk.
To spare you from having to read this entire post to learn the premise, here is a quick summary of the Project Shred Diet:
- A PDF that you can print out, containing meal plans that you can easily follow.
- A strict diet is used to lose fat in 21 days.
- A guideline for your post-diet lifestyle eating habits.
- A detox diet is used to clean out your system of processed garbage.
- A higher protein diet potentially allows muscle gains while losing fat.
- Input from no less than 2 certified sports nutritionists.
- I personally tried it, and it works!
- Skip all the bunk and check out the meal plans.
Judging by a recent Swole Poll, most Project Swole readers want to build muscle – 53% to be exact. However, 33% of you are looking to lose fat and I’d wager a guess that at least 50% of the muscle-builders will, at some point, switch their goals to losing fat. Therefore I can say that if you are one of the 60+% of Project Swole readers that will eventually want to lose fat, then this article is for you.
The Project Shred Diet is, in fact, a diet plan that you can follow for the recommended 21 days or longer. There are 7 days of carefully planned out meals – 3 full meals and 2-3 optional snacks per day. Each of the 7 days can be switched and swapped around as you prefer. To get the most benefit try to hit all 7 days before repeating. Some food substitutions can be made within reason. I’ll tell you all about the rules in a moment.
Tags: detox, Diet, eating, food, lose weight, meal plan, nutrition, project shred, shred, weight loss
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Thursday, September 29th, 2022
There’s lots of sugar out there. Some are just plain unhealthy to consume, others, like fructose, should have a place in your diet, even if sparingly. So what is fructose?
Fructose is one of the three foundation sugars that are found in our foods. Fructose combines with glucose and galactose to form the sugars that we see on the ingredient lists. When fructose is combined with glucose you get traditional sugar which means that sugar is 50% fructose.
Fructose, aka fruit sugar, is what makes fruit taste sweet and helps to intensify the flavor of the fruit. However, the fructose in fruit varies depending on the fruit. The fruit with the most fructose is the common apple, though some people mistakening believe it to be the banana.
Tags: fat loss, food, fructose, lose fat, lose weight, nutrition, sugar, weight loss
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Friday, August 5th, 2022
Official Update for 2022
This original post was all about the Shakeology product. Let it be known I no longer use Shakeology and instead, I use Muscle Milk, which is a far better and less expensive product that also tastes better. Muscle Milk is a protein powder that tastes great mixed with water.
If you are looking for a pure protein powder, check out Muscle Milk. Muscle Milk protein powder comes in about 20 different flavors, and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers. Learn more about Muscle Milk. Finally, a protein powder that tastes great mixed with water!
Maybe you prefer all-natural whole-food protein bars. Visit RX Bars for awesome tasting bars. My favorite is Maple Sea Salt.
“Like eating 3 egg whites, 2 dates, and 6 almonds. With no B.S.”
The Healthiest Meal of the Day
Please note: you’re about to read my original story from 2011.
So I was hungry the other day at work and didn’t have many meal choices. The cafeteria was closed, I didn’t have any money for the vending machine, no protein bars, and only a couple of packets of Sweet & Spicy Tuna in my desk drawer. I’d already eaten tuna earlier that day, so I wasn’t in the mood for more.
What to do? What to do?
Tags: Diet, fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, nutrition, protein, protein powder, protein shake, protein shake recipes, protein shakes, Shakeology, weight loss, whey protein
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Thursday, August 4th, 2022
If you are following Lizzo on social media channels like Instagram, you may have noticed changes in her body size. Yes, the news is that Lizzo has lost a bit of weight. And people want to know what diet did she use to lose weight or did she have surgery? And if she lost weight naturally, did she follow a vegan diet? and what was the training program for her weight loss journey. In this article, you will learn some of the details behind Lizzo’s weight loss.
Tags: celebrity, lose weight, weight loss
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Monday, January 24th, 2022
For the new year, many people have started a fitness program in a gym or committed themselves to an exercise plan only to back out after a few weeks. Usually this happens because they don’t know how much exercise they need to lose weight. At times, the number of workouts seem endless, it can sometimes seem like too many to count. Before long, you feel it’s time to rest. Furthermore, knowing how many days to work out can be confusing, especially if the amount of time you are training doesn’t align with your lifestyle – work, family, hobbies, etc…
Whether your goal is to exercise until you lose a few pounds, get stronger, gain muscle, or any other fitness goal, worry not. Here are some training tips you can use to determine how often you should exercise.
Tags: exercise, fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Friday, December 31st, 2021
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.
Tags: carbohydrates, carbs, Diet, dieting, fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, nutrition, Nutrition Tip, precision nutrition, protein, weight loss
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Wednesday, December 29th, 2021
Seemingly every month a new workout routine seems to go viral across social media. Recently, the spotlight has been on the 12-3-30 workout. Originally created by Lauren Giraldo, a YouTuber who was dissatisfied with the traditional workout routines commonly found online, this routine aims to be simple, straightforward, and easy to follow. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know to decide for yourself if this workout is worth it.
Tags: Conditioning, exercise routine, fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss, workout routine
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Thursday, November 4th, 2021
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that has become very popular in recent years. It involves short, intense workouts with long recovery periods. This enables you to increase your workout intensity while decreasing the amount of time it takes to get results. During a HIIT workout, you push yourself hard for a short period of time, and then rest while recovering. This is typically a 1:1 or a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio.
Let’s learn a bit more about what HIIT is and how to integrate it into your training.
Tags: Conditioning, efficiency, fat loss, high intensity, high intensity interval training, high intensity training, hiit, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Friday, September 24th, 2021
Hundreds of weight loss programs will promise quick results, but the truth remains, there is no shortcut to long-term weight loss results. The foundation of losing weight remains a healthy lifestyle which includes a calorie-controlled diet with more physical activity. If you want long-term successful weight loss results, you need to make several permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits.
As much as they say it will be easy, the fact remains you will have to get uncomfortable and put in the effort required to get results. How fast it works depends on a number of things but primarily the amount of effort you are putting in. So stick around to learn several strategies that will help you shed some weight.
Tags: Diet, fat loss, health, lifestyle, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Thursday, September 16th, 2021
With the rising cases of obesity, many people now seek ways to shed those excess pounds. Sadly, there’s no magic bullet in matters of weight loss. To shed excess weight, you must follow a regular exercise regime and watch your diet. Also, other things can aid you to achieve your goals, and IV therapy is worth mentioning. This can be administered as a metabolism drip and is a valuable tool for anyone seeking to lose weight.
Tags: fat loss, IV therapy, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
- Losing and maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge for many individuals, especially if they’re used to bad eating habits and a poor diet.
- Busy everyday lives, stress, and problems at home can all prevent us from doing sports and looking after ourselves.
- However, with enough motivation and the proper mindset at hand, anyone can achieve their goals by putting in the necessary effort.
- Apart from adhering to a healthy and nutritious diet, a balanced exercise routine is the next crucial aspect of weight loss that you would want to implement into your life.
- Daily exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have numerous benefits to our overall wellbeing, so taking up sports could well be the best decision you’ll ever make.
Tags: fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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.
Tags: fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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.
Tags: fat loss, lifestyle, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
Most of us believe that weight loss has something to do with a fast metabolism. So we fill ourselves up with caffeine and what-not to speed up our metabolism. The truth is that it only speeds it up momentarily, and it does not lead to weight loss, at least not the way we think it does. There are so many myths about metabolism that we really need to dig into them and learn the truths.
First, we need to understand what metabolism is.
What is Metabolism?
The term metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in the cells of our body, which convert food into energy. There are two types of metabolic reactions: catabolism and anabolism. Both of these processes are important for the functioning of our bodies, and both need to be understood to differentiate fact from myth.
Here are five myths about metabolism.
Tags: fat loss, lose fat, lose weight, metabolism, weight loss
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply drinking whey protein without working out. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would be more likely to find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching their goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.
Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.
Tags: food, gain muscle, health, healthy diet, kidneys, lose weight, muscle gain, nutrition, protein, protein shakes, protein supplements, weight loss
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Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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:
Tags: fat loss, lose weight
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Monday, May 6th, 2019
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.
Tags: fat loss, get lean, health, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss
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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
There is a huge debate going on at the moment about whether or not yoga is effective for those looking to lose weight. In fact, this topic has been debated for years now. We see many that say it is impossible for yoga to burn as many calories as needed because it is slow-paced. However, others guarantee that yoga is the most effective way to exercise when you want to lose weight. What is the truth?
No matter what people say, the truth is that yoga is extremely effective when you want to lose weight. This is due to the fact that it helps with three really important aspects of weight loss, as presented below.
Tags: fat lose, fitness, health, lose fat, lose weight, weight loss, Yoga
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