Tracking body weight does not necessarily mean progress due to a couple of reasons: 1st, bodyweight fluctuates throughout the day from a couple of pounds to a dozen, depending on the food, water and activity habits. And 2nd, gaining body weight does not necessarily mean you are not doing any progress as it might indicate you have gained muscle mass due to exercise or change of meal habits such as enrolling a protein-enriched diet. If you intend to reduce weight to a healthier level, at due time regular monitoring will prove useful.
Simple things like cutting down any number of calories from meals and burning any number of calories through exercise is key for weight loss. Here I review other important numbers you should also take into account to succeeding in your journey towards a much healthier lifestyle in which “every number you cut down counts”.
Many people eat too much and spend little time doing any physical activity. This is the reason why nearly 2/3 of the world population is overweight or obese. Simple things like eating low-calorie meals or skipping 1–2 high-calorie foods/drinks a day, and training our mind to eat the right portions and moving a bit more than usual can be a good way cut down calories and start our journey towards a healthy lifestyle because “every number you cut down counts”.
As mentioned in our previous article, weight gain due to lack of activity during coronavirus lockdown could have compromised our health and make more challenging to go back on track after. The former article focused on re-creating a nutrition mind set, the most important first step in this challenge. This complementary article will tackle a few remaining mindset adjustments aiming to succeed in our post-pandemic weight loss / maintenance goals.
It would be normal if you have gained some extra weight due to coronavirus crisis. Many governments have made obligatory to remain home to avoid infection. We all, in general, have been eating any kinds of foods and perhaps much more than we usually do. In addition, we have been forced to remain inactive thus seriously compromising our health condition. But now that most countries are going back to normal, with only a few adjustments post-coronavirus, it is possible to lose that extra weight we got during this unusual episode. Here are some useful tips to take you back to a "healthy mind set" before it is too late!
When most of us are either encouraged or forced to stay at home, understanding the different ways to keep safe, fit and healthy during this very unusual crisis is vital for our physical and mental capacities.
As more and more countries are getting under lockdown, there are certain measures that are crucial, both to minimise the spread of the Covid-19, but also to avoid having other future health problems due to a prolonged lack of body activity.
This blog is meant to be a continuation of our former blog "the right fitness-diet balance" but looking at the topic from a different perspective... read more
“I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!" - Jennifer Hudson
When talking about food, the term "calorie" is a unit of energy that the food supplies to your body. When talking about physical activity, "calorie" is a measure of the energy that your body uses in performing the activity. Calorie balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories you get from foods must be balanced by the calories you use for normal body functions and physical activities. In other words, If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we burn up more calories than we eat, we lose weight.
When you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight, reading food labels properly is an essential skill. Reading a food label not only tells you how many calories you are consuming when you are eating a particular food, but it can also provide you with useful information about the food’s nutritional value. The food label is essentially a cheat-sheet for healthy eating. You do not need to recall the calorie counts of your favorite foods, or to remember how much protein, fat or carbohydrates are in every side item and snack you come across. Nutrition labels make all of this information accessible to you all the time. Once you know how to read a food label, and what information you are looking for on it, you can start making healthier food choices.
Follow the steps below to understand and utilize properly the information provided by food labels. This blog can be extremely useful for people aiming to reach a healthy weight status or losing weight by simply reading food labels.
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After holidays, it's time to go back in shape. Your weight is regulated by energy balance, and calories are part of that equation. Some diets may promise you that counting carbs or eating a bunch of fruits and veggies will make the extra pounds drop off. But when it comes to weight loss, it is calories what counts the most. The formula is really simple: "Weight loss comes down to burning more calories that you take in". You can do that by reducing extra calories from food and beverages and increasing calories burned through physical activity so that you keep a negative energy balance towards losing weight. Once you understand this basic equation, you are ready to set your weight loss goals and make a plan to reach them.
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