September 28, 2011
Are there really secrets to losing weight? For many people, it is not about the actual secret as much as it is about the misconceptions. Do you think you can eat anything if you spend 90 minutes a day working out? Perhaps you are working hard but you cannot get rid of those last few pounds. On the other hand, you may be losing weight but you don’t feel good or you do not look better. What is really going on? Those are the typical questions individuals have about weight loss.
By better understanding the true secrets to weight loss, you will find yourself on the right track for looking better and feeling great. Look at these.
Just how much weight can I lose in a week? You may have heard the average doctor recommend just a pound or two a week and felt that just was not enough. How much you lose depends on the amount of exercise you do and the amount you are eating. Keep in mind that in order to lose just one pound of fat, you need to create what is called a calorie deficit of 3500 calories. Therefore, to lose a pound a week, you need to have a 500-calorie deficit each day. For two pounds a week, you need a 1000-calorie deficit. That may seem like a lot, and it is. However, the only way to lose weight is through diet and exercise, if you want to keep that weight off.
September 26, 2011
It could be the freshmen 15 that is pulling you down. You may have a college beer belly. No matter what led to your extra weight gain at college, you are now facing the reality of getting rid of it. Many students leave mom and dad’s house and go away to college. They do not eat right while there and often are not as physically active on campus. The result is weight gain. If this has happened to you, the good news is that you can do something about it.
One of the biggest questions people have is where this extra weight came from. For many, it does come from drinking alcohol. Considering that one pint of beer can have up to 300 or more calories in it, it is easy to see how just a few of these can put you well over your limit of calories for the day. Since you are away at school, you are likely to drink more often, too.
Otherwise, for those who do not drink a lot of alcohol, those extra pounds come from eating a poor diet. A bad diet of pizza and burgers, skipping breakfast and not eating vegetables will really do it to you. For many college-going students, this is a day in the life of eating as a college kid. After a few years of this, you may find yourself unable to lose the weight as easily as you did in the past.
September 25, 2011
September 21, 2011
It is very easy to take in calories. You may find yourself taking in a few hundred calories just from the snack you have. What about that cup of coffee or that bottle of juice, you may not realize just how many hidden ways there are to consume calories without really realizing it. If you are like many people, you want to keep your calorie count in line so that you can lose weight or maintain a healthy body. To do this, you need to know where to find those hidden calories that are causing you to gain.
Top Ways to Cut Calories at Breakfast
There are many ways to cut calories from your day without realizing it. Breakfast is a good place to start. Do you reach for that fast, frozen pastry filled with jam? Instead, go for a high fiber piece of toast with jam on top. That way, you control how many calories you are putting into your body. Avoid topping foods cooked in butter with more butter. Avoid the whipped topping on your cup of specialty coffee, too.
Lunch is another opportunity to cut back on the hidden calories. Instead of drinking anything with calories, choose a non-sweetened drink instead. Avoid dumping a big bottle of dressing onto your salad. Instead, opt for the spray varieties that cut down on the calories and the fat content significantly. Avoid those croutons on salads and choose the best quality, whole grain bread for your meals. Choose simpler foods. If you must have pizza, go with just cheese instead of the meat lovers.