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11 ways on how to lose water weight

Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:54 Comments Off on 11 ways on how to lose water weight

Have you ever heard someone say I am having a fat day today? Well apart from the psychological aspect of a ‘fat day’ there are other reasons which can influence how we fit in our clothes and how our body feels. So if one day you fit just right in your jeans and the next they feel claustrophobic it could be that you have water retention. What is water weight? Water retention (water weight) or fluid retention is when your body will retain excess fluid […]

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Best diets to lose weight

Friday, November 16, 2012 14:26 Comments Off on Best diets to lose weight

If only I had a penny every time someone asked me: ‘Which one is the best diet?’ I would be rich by now. Well what does make a diet be the ‘best diet’ for losing weight? I would say that each and every individual on this world would have their own answer. Some of the elements I would look in a diet are: 1. Good weight loss results would be one element. Losing weight is the aim so it does make sense. 2. Health outcomes […]

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How many carbs to eat per day

Friday, November 16, 2012 11:59 Comments Off on How many carbs to eat per day

Many people are often confused about the role of carbohydrates in a weight loss diet. We got a number of questions from readers asking a very simple question “How many carbs should I eat per day?” In this post we explain in simple terms how to calculate the amount of carbohydrates to consume per day, analyze foods that have a lot of carbs and how to control your daily intake of carbs. Step 1: Determine your ideal total daily carbs The amount of carbs you […]

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How to lose 5 pounds in 2 days

Friday, November 16, 2012 11:09 Comments Off on How to lose 5 pounds in 2 days

“How to lose 5 pounds n 2 days”, now that is something you have probably seen countless times  on magazines or book covers, and I am sure it sells many copies. Almost anyone would jump at the chance to lose 5 pounds in 2 days, but is that actually possible, or just a clever trick to sell magazines? Surprisingly it is actually doable for most individuals, as you can technically lose 5 pounds in 2 days, but only around one pound of it will be […]

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10 Delicious Treats for Under 50 Calories

Thursday, November 15, 2012 15:38 Comments Off on 10 Delicious Treats for Under 50 Calories

We all need a little treat in our lives now and again.  Sometimes when we are stressed or emotional, or perhaps going through a difficult time, a moment taken to enjoy a food that gives us pleasure can be a breath of fresh air.  It must be stressed that using foods for rewards in difficult situations should not become a habit, but the occasional indulgence, especially when you choose wisely can make all the difference to an otherwise monotonous diet. We all know sticking to […]

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How many carbs, proteins, and fats do I need to lose weight?

Thursday, November 15, 2012 15:24 Comments Off on How many carbs, proteins, and fats do I need to lose weight?

If you have spent any decent amount of time researching weight loss diets, there is a good chance you are more confused now then when you started.  There are people who recommend high carb diets, low carb diets, no carb diets, high protein diets, low protein diets, low fat diets, no fat diets, or any other possible combination. I will help you determine which balance you should use, but first you need to realize what it actually takes to lose a pound of fat. One […]

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Does exercising on an empty stomach burn more fat?

Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:20 Comments Off on Does exercising on an empty stomach burn more fat?

If you have spent a decent amount of time talking to different people about the best way to lose weight, you may have heard the advice… “Do your cardio in the morning, before you eat” The effects of exercising in the morning The basic idea behind this well known theory, is that when you haven’t eaten all night and are in “fasting mode”, all the calories you burn in a workout  will directly come from your body fat stores, because you cannot use previously eaten […]

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Why you should avoid very low calorie diets?

Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:16 Comments Off on Why you should avoid very low calorie diets?

Very low calorie diets or VLCDs are diets that restrict daily food intake to 1000 calories or less.  This is often done with commercial meal replacements, which is the safer alternative, as these are usually formulated to contain appropriate levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to meet daily requirements. Meal replacements such as Optifast and Sureslim are increasingly popular and provide a nutritionally complete approach to VLCDs. The second, less desirable way is a calorie counting approach, involving restriction of foods intake or eating […]

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5 Diet Rules for Beginners to Lose Weight Fast

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 14:50 Comments Off on 5 Diet Rules for Beginners to Lose Weight Fast

The decision to lose weight is easy to make, but it is not always quite so easy to get started on a weight loss diet.  There are so many diets promoted in the media that it is almost impossible to know where to start when beginning a diet for the first time.  Many diets promise attractively fast weight loss, but often promote an unsustainable style of eating that can’t be continued in the long term. Others offer more long term solutions, but rely heavily on […]

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Belly fat truth and myths

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 14:41 Comments Off on Belly fat truth and myths

One common concern among dieters is the fat accumulated around the belly, waist and bum. It is obvious that the weight loss world has hundreds of solutions for you to tackle the belly fat issue. In this article I have collected 7 truths and myths about belly fat. Belly Fat Myths and truths explained 1. There are specific foods that burn belly fat. There is no or very little scientific evidence to show that there is a specific food or supplement which will cause weight […]

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