How to Determine Your Body’s Daily Calorie Needs

calorie needsYou need calories to sustain your daily activities. Calories provide energy for your body to use throughout the day. Intake of calories play a central role in gaining, losing and maintaining weight. That is why nutrition experts recommended a particular daily calorie intake. The recommended daily intakes, however, varies depending on one’s age, gender, weight, height, activity level and body mass. Knowing how to determine your daily calorie needs will help you design a nutrition and exercise plan to realize your health goals. Continue reading

Top 6 Foods to Avoid While Dieting

bunyolsDrop that spoon! While we all deserve the occasional indulgence, some people just don’t know where to stop and before they know it, they’ve put on a few pounds and are already complaining about how the diet they’re on doesn’t work. Well, if you are serious about losing weight and you want to make sure you’re going to achieve your goals fast, then here are some of the top foods you should push off your plate.

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What To Eat For Weight Loss

super food While there is a whole host of advice about which foods NOT to eat if you want to lose weight and a lot of that advice is useful, a more positive stance is to consider which foods SHOULD be eaten, and why they are important. Here is a list of foods that will help you to lose weight, one or two of which may surprise you.

Lean Meat

There has been a lot of talk about meat being bad for you, and it is true that processed meat is unhealthy. However, unprocessed lean red meat and chicken has been unfairly caught up in the net, but there is no evidence to show that it raises any risk whatsoever of heart disease or diabetes. There may be a very small connection with cancer in men, but none whatsoever in women.

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Weight Loss Basics: Exercises and Weight Training Tips

weight trainingLooking to lose some weight? Even if you have not much time to hit the gym, it is still possible for you to slim down and achieve the weight you want. All it takes is an individualized weight loss regimen that includes the right diet and set of exercises to target problem areas effectively. By being regular with your workouts and improving your eating habits, your goal of losing weight is within your reach. This post should assist you in starting a suitable practice that works in toning muscles, trimming the fat, and giving you the body shape you desire.

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5 Factors That May Be Hindering Your Weight Loss Goals

Fresh green avocadoMany people are in a quest to lose weight. Unfortunately, very few of them manage to lose weight to get the type of bodies they want. The concept of losing weight is simple. You have to take in fewer calories than the calories you are using. You should work out and eat right if you want to see a positive difference when you step on the scale. However, despite working out regularly and watching what you eat, you may be disappointed to realize that you have only lost a fraction of a pound when you step on a weighing scale. There are many things that may be hindering your weight loss goals. Here are some of the things that may be thwarting your weight loss effort;

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The Fundamental Principles Of Weight Loss

weight lossThere is so much controversial information about losing weight. There is a lot of information that is not accurate. It’s very easy to be misled. You may end up being frustrated or giving up on your weight loss dream when you are led to do things that do not work. To avoid doing thing that don’t work, you should know the fundamental principles of losing weight. You should raise your red flag every time you are advised to do things that are not in line with the weight loss principles. Here are the fundamental weight loss principles that you should be aware of if you want to lose weight successfully;

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The Many Benefits Of Losing Weight

good food, health and lifeIf you are reading this article there is every likelihood that you are overweight, possibly to the point of obesity. Obviously, you realize that you need to lose some weight for health reasons, but you may be asking yourself if there are other benefits.

There most certainly are!

However, let’s consider the health reasons first. You may be pleased to learn that you don’t need to lose a huge amount of weight to give lasting health benefits, provided you keep it off. Just losing between 5% and 10% of your body weight will give long term benefits. By losing just that little, you will reduce considerably your risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, back pain, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancer. Those benefits alone should be enough to get you started.

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