Weight Loss

High Protein Foods that Fight Fat

High protein foods are great for those in need of muscle building, as well as those of us wanting to lose weight. Many high protein foods can fuel us through the day, squashing our cravings and helping us fight off excess fat. Not all protein rich foods are on this list, but those that...

How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn?

Crossfit is a big fad right now in the fitness world. Some believe that it is the ultimate calorie and fat burner, but experts are mixed on this claim. While some claim that it is the highest cardio calorie burner, others claim that it is a bunch of bunk. While it is up to...

Artificial sweeteners found to cause weight gain

A study published online on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website revealed that using artificial sweeteners may increase the odds of long-term obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The use of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners — such as sucrose, stevia, and aspartame — picked up steam in the previous years....

5 ‘Healthy’ Food Impostors That Sabotage Fat Loss

You made a plan, chose a diet, and set out on a fat loss goal. Little do you know that your "healthy" choices are actually the reason why you can't seem to lose the fat."I remember one particularly frazzled night when I ate the whole box," a friend recently admitted as we discussed the...

Healthy Cinnamon vs. Unhealthy Cinnamon

All our lives we’ve heard how healthy cinnamon is for your health. And there are thousands of products sold in supermarkets that contain cinnamon, from chips and candy to breads and juices. And millions pf people buy these products because they heard cinnamon is very healthy, and it is! For example.. Healthy CinnamonAntioxidant Anti-Inflammatory ...

Why YOU Need MCT Oil In Your Life

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become increasingly popular as people are learning more about the health benefits of nutritional ketosis, which is achieved by replacing net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) with high amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of high quality protein.Some of the health benefits of coconut oil relate to the MCTs...

Vitamin D deficiency causes weight gain; here’s how to drop the pounds effortlessly by boosting your vitamin supplementation

For years, the mathematical equation offered to those trying to lose weight seemed simple enough: Burn more calories than you consume. Piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, as with almost everything concerning the human body, it's not quite as simple as that. Over the years, more and more scientific evidence leaks out -- confirming what...

The 411 on the Ketogenic Lifestyle

While the ketogenic diet has stirred controversy, its amazing health benefits simply cannot be disputed. It was originally designed for patients with epilepsy by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, as it was found that fasting helped improve the amount of seizures patients had.Unfortunately, fasting is not feasible for more than a few days. Therefore a diet was developed...

How To Balance Your Stress Hormones To Lose Weight

I write a lot about the importance of nutrition and exercise for overall health, weight loss, and prevention of disease and certainly, the importance of these things can’t be overstated, but there are couple other important factors that we sometimes miss.I occasionally have clients who, despite a close-to-perfect diet and a regular exercise regime,...

Why You Need To Know Your Lipids

EVERY Adult Needs To Know Their Lipid Levels How is it used?The lipid profile is used as part of a cardiac risk assessment to help determine an individual's risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk.Lipids are a group of fats...
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