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Food cravings that wreck your diet


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The drive-thru is convenient after a hectic day but once you are there, can you resist that milkshake or other treat? And if you allow yourself the ease of fast food once, it could become a habit. According to one long-term study, people who ate fast food more than twice a week gained 10 more pounds than those who had…

Aerobic Exercises, Anaerobic Exercises and HIIT


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  Aerobic Exercises Aerobic means “with oxygen”. Any activity that stimulates your heart rate and breathing to increase but not so much that you can’t sustain the activity for more than a few minutes is an aerobic activity. Riding your bike, swimming, jogging are examples of aerobic activities. Anything you can do for more than 3 minutes without a break is…

Gym Essentials


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When you work out, you need to wear clothing that can handle both the movement of your body and the sweat pouring out of you. This means appropriate sneakers and attire should be worn. An outfit that includes a shirt that can handle sweat, a pair of shorts that hit above your knee, and sneakers that can handle all your…

So, what is your excuse?


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I have heard a lot of excuses from people for not making it to the gym. We all have the same 24 hours to work with everyday. Set priorities and spend your time wisely rather than make excuses and kid yourself about why you are not reaching your fitness goals. Until you take responsibility or ownership of your actions or…

Cardio for Fat loss


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It is important to consult your doctor before you start a cardio vascular exercise program. At the gym, I have seen people running for extended periods of time at very high speeds, completely short of breath and sweating profusely. I have also seen people cycling away at a relaxed pace and checking their Facebook page on their smart phones. If…

Why you should seriously consider buying Organic Foods


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What are Organic Foods? Consider two apples sitting side by side: The first is picture-perfect, almost plastic looking, while the other has a few minor blemishes and looks like it was just picked from a tree. Biting into the first apple, you experience a bland flavor and chalky texture. Biting into the second apple, sweet juice literally trickles from the…

Why You Should Get a Flat Belly


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Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. Your body has two types of fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is found just under your skin, and is the type…

How many calories do you need in a day?


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The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an estimate of the number of calories your body burns over a 24-hour period performing all vital bodily functions while in a state of rest. In other words, it represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise. This number is dependent upon four factors namely age, gender, height and…

What you need to know about Fat


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The name — fat — may make it sound like something you shouldn’t eat. But fat is an important part of a healthy diet. Fat is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition. Aside from providing energy, it also has other key functions such as aiding the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and producing hormones. One of the biggest misconceptions…

What you need to know about Proteins


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Protein is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products such as lean meats, cheese, egg whites, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes and some plant seeds. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient, meaning that the body needs…

What you need to know about Carbohydrates


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The primary function of carbohydrates is to fuel the body’s metabolic needs. Carbohydrates are made up of fiber, starch and sugar. All carbohydrates are broken down in the body as glucose (except for fiber which is not digested at all). Fiber and starch are complex carbohydrates, while sugar is a simple carbohydrate. How much of each of these is found…

What are Macronutrients


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When we talk about weight loss, many have the misconception that skipping meals is a good way to lose weight. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Skipping meals can lead to craving for food, binge eating and as a result, weight gain. This is because you are more likely to overeat and choose high calorie, high fat foods when…