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…)
For those who have been struggling to shed a few pounds and get down to a healthy weight, the journey might seem harder than it is supposed to be. Even if you’re trying to gain weight, sometimes the process seems nearly impossible. After all, you have tried to monitor your caloric intake, you’ve increased your activity levels, and you are trying to keep up a positive, can-do attitude. So which factors can help you control the effect of metabolism on weight gain?
If the scale isn’t budging or if it seems to be going in the opposite direction, you might want to start looking at the silent work of the microorganisms living in your gut. Most people blame their metabolism for unexplained weight gain, weight loss, or plateau, but it might be directly related to the health of your gut. That may be true, but we need to look at the health factors that help lower and increase metabolism and affect your lifestyle.
You may have thought you were in this weight struggle on your own, but the truth of the matter is that there are trillions of tiny bacteria in the digestive system that have a very strong influence on your metabolism and weight fluctuations. Let’s examine how gut bacteria can affect your digestive system and metabolism, making it harder to make the scale move in the desired direction.(more…)
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.(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…)
Losing weight is one of the most problematic things for anyone. When you see the scale doesn’t move after strenuous exercise, it is understandable to feel stressed out or frustrated. One has to stick to the exercise regime persistently to achieve the desired results.
Ever wondered why you didn’t lose weight even after following the regime perfectly for an extremely prolonged time? You could be the victim of a vitamin deficiency. This would definitely make your weight loss journey the most difficult.
How does Vitamin B12 play a role in repairing your nutrient deficiency?(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…)
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.(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.