With today’s nonstop demands and a 24/7/365 pace, most of us want instant responses, immediate results and faster accomplishments. Certainly this is true for weight loss – we want to shed the pounds fast and with relatively little effort. Of course, lasting weight loss comes only over time, and with considerable effort at cutting caloric intake and boosting expenditure. Sounds like a lot of work, and indeed, it is.
But it’s doable; just watch a few episodes of “The Biggest Loser” as proof. And not everything along this journey must be difficult, as multiple little efforts add up. Here are some relatively quick ways to cut calories: » Read Full Story
Losing weight is hard work, and apps can provide convenient, valuable guidance. With so many out there, however, it can be a challenge to know which app to use. In its research, Appitalism.com identified the top 10 free apps for weight loss and as a fitness tracker, and we’ve shared them below to get you started researching and deciding which is best for you.
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Chocoholics Rejoice! In the “too good to be true” category, you may have heard already that chocolate isn’t all bad for you. In fact, research has shown the chocolate is good for you and has multiple health benefits (hooray!), including: » Read Full Story
Drink up – While it seems like everyone is carrying a Starbucks cup or a water bottle these days, the reality is that many of us suffer from mild dehydration – often without even knowing it. » Read Full Story
Ever hear someone who is overweight or prone to gaining weight easily blame their slow metabolism? It is important to properly understand metabolism for overall weight management and health.
Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns energy, which is provided in the form of calories from food. Here are some important facts and how you can change a few things to get a fast metabolism: » Read Full Story
Body Fat vs. Weight
Body fat and body weight are commonly misunderstood, but it’s important to distinguish between the two as you pursue a fit, healthy lifestyle.
Technically, body weight is the measure of the gravitational force on your body, which is based on the mass of your body multiplied by the acceleration of gravity. For us, that simply translates into a number in pounds or kilograms that we see on the scale, and is one way to measure our size. The term overweight usually is defined in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI), which is calculated using a person’s height and weight. A BMI of more than 25 is considered overweight. » Read Full Story
Many people skip breakfast for a variety of reasons – no time, reducing calorie intake, lack of appetite, dislike of common breakfast foods, etc. But research continually shows that breakfast indeed is the most important meal of the day. And a cup or two of coffee doesn’t count! » Read Full Story