It is summertime. Burning more calories than you eat, the so-called "calorie deficit", can help you lose weight. Thus, to achieve this goal, properly calculating a calorie deficit can help you decide how many calories you should eat and burn daily. How to Create a Calorie Deficit? You will simply have to eat fewer calories than you typically do, exercise more or, ideally, a combination of both strategies.
A meal or workout log is a piece of writing or note using a notebook, software, web tool or a mobile app that can help you to keep track of your daily meals and/or training habits. The diary can also help you and your doctor understand your eating and physical habits in order to plan a proper health, fitness or weight loss plan. But most importantly, daily logs can allow you to achieve results quickly and also help you to manage and control your body weight in a long run.
You might be wondering, why for some people is quite difficult to lose weight while other people might find it not so complicated and some might even have a tendency to lose weight naturally. The reason behind this seems to be located in an area of the hypothalamus known as Lipostat, so-called "the Lipostat theory". Think of this like a little “chip” implanted in our brain, which is in charge of controlling our body weight.
As mentioned in our previous article, gaining some weight during holidays it is common but this can compromise our health and make more difficult to go back on track later on. The former article focused on creating a pre-holidays nutrition mind set, the most important first step to this challenge. This article will tackle a few remaining adjustments aiming to succeed in our maintenance or weight loss goals during this coming holiday season.
It is common to gain some weight during any holiday season. We are, in general, eating any kinds of foods and much more than usually because we tend to socialize more, which give us less time to plan ahead. While it may be tempting to put healthy habits in the "waiting list" and get back on track after holidays, doing so can compromise our health or even making it more difficult to reach our maintenance or weight loss goals later on. With only a few adjustments, it is possible to maintain, or...
Obesity / overweight problems are the # 1 cause of death in many countries, particularly in USA. There are many ways to approach weight loss. Some ways involve spending quite a lot on gym memberships or nutrition specialists. Others may involve spending nothing but your courage to do so. But other not very popular ways to approach weight loss are actually quite effective, and may even be faster and produce amazing results.
Losing weight by sticking to a conventional diet and/or exercise plan can be tricky and take quite a long time. The good news is that there are a few tips that can really help you through this complicated weight loss process as well as keep you away from gaining weight in the future.
If you think by eating less you will not gain weight then my friend you are in the wrong dilemma. You might initially start to lose weight but this will not go on. It is because your body starts to panic. One of the worst things you can do to your metabolism is to eat less. If we are eating very little food and exercising more you cannot lose weight you can start to gain weight and it’s likely because of your metabolism.
Controlling the appetite is the key to long-term weight loss and maintenance. The reason behind this is that to lose weight, we generally have to reduce our daily calorie intake. But, unfortunately, no-expert-advised weight loss diets can often increase appetite and even produce a severe hunger body response which might impede weight loss. In this article you can find a list of pretty useful tricks intended to dramatically reduce excessive hunger and appetite:
Many readers have asked me this question: can I lose weight but increased my muscles? the answer is yes but, unfortunately, many times when we try to lose weight, we may end up having less muscle mass than when we started out. And sometimes we might even find our body fat% increased. Why is this happening? Because to lose weight we usually consume fewer calories than we burn, we are indirectly telling our bodies not to care much about muscle mass. This happens because "low calorie" strategies...