Tag Archives : Weight loss

Why alcohol is detrimental to weight loss


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Simply put, alcohol can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. In any fat loss plan, there are three main components that should be priority: Diet, Exercise, and Sleep.   1. Alcohol Supplies Almost Twice As Many Calories As Protein And Carbs At seven calories per gram, alcohol supplies almost twice as many as protein and carbohydrates. In fact, alcohol has only two…

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…

Herbs and Spices


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Dried Herbs & Spices Asafoetida – Used as a digestive aid in Indian cooking, asafoetida has a strong odor that mellows out into a garlic-onion flavor. Achiote – Reddish-brown paste or powder ground from annatto seeds with an earthy flavor. Used primarily in Latin American dishes like mole sauce, cochinita pibil, and tamales. Allspice – Similar to cloves, but more…

Let’s eat out!


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We all do. Eat out that is. All work is boring; we are human and yes, “YOLO” (you only live once) as your children and your own heart have surely told you more than once. There is nothing wrong with some indulgence once in a while. Let us consider what the nutritional impact is.   Two cocktails What is a…

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…

Common Exercise Mistakes


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Walk into any gym, and you will find people doing something cringe worthy—from exhibiting crappy exercise form to doing useless routines that don’t really accomplish anything. Here are a few of the common mistakes I have noticed in the numerous gyms I have worked out in. Doing your cardio too slow or too fast: Often I see people seated on…

Want to lose fat?


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In response to emails and messages I have received over the last couple of weeks, here is what you need to know to put together a successful weight (fat!) loss plan. Your body is adapted to hold onto fat as a survival mechanism. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very…

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 stop eating fast food


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  Fast Food is a major public health hazard. Because it is so convenient and cheap, it is sometimes hard to resist. Many people crave the taste of their favorite fast food burgers or fries, which makes it even harder to pass up. Unfortunately, fast food can be one of the unhealthiest options out there when it comes to your…

Why you should stop drinking Soda


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Weight gain A 355ml can of coke contains 140 calories and 39g of carbohydrates (sugars). A 160lb man working on a fat loss program would aim to consume no more than 60 to 70g of (low glycemic index) carbohydrates in a day. A single can of coke can wipe out an entire day’s gains if you are working towards fat…