What if we told you that there was a way to have your cake (and brownies, bagels, and candy) and lose weight, too? That's the buzz behind the “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) diet. Its many devotees with six packs are blowing up Instagram feeds with the #IIFYM for hashtag, but is it worth all the hype?The diet’s main tenet is that meeting your daily intake of macronutrients (or macros, as the cool kids are calling it)—protein, carbohydrates, and fat—is the most important part of losing weight. Those are the three main nutrients that provide calories your body can use, says Lauren Antonucci, R.D., founding director of Nutrition Energy in New York City. According to those who are into the diet, as long as a food fits into your daily allotment of macros, you can eat it and lose weight—but is it true?BMR calculator to get the number, although Antonucci says you're probably better off leaving it to a registered … [Read more...] about Should You Be Counting Macronutrients Instead of Calories to Lose Weight?
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(Natural News) The answer to a trimmed waistline and leaner body isn’t that complicated at all. There’s no need for fancy fad diets or expensive supplements to shed off those unwanted pounds and stay in shape. All you need to do is stuff your plate with more greens because, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, vegetarian diets are twice as effective in losing weight.Moreover, findings showed that compared to those who are on conventional low-calorie diets, individuals who stuck to a plant-based diet were more likely to have reduced muscle fat, which improved metabolism. Losing muscle fat is helpful for those who have metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes because it helps improve glucose and lipid metabolism, which is the process where stored fats are broken down for energy.Stored fat can result to negative metabolic effects. They can make you susceptible to conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high … [Read more...] about Vegetarian diets found to be the most effective way to lose weight, reveals new study
(Natural News) The weight-conscious world is no stranger to extreme diets. From eating only cabbage soup for an entire week to taking hormone pills to boost metabolism, questionable weight loss methods have become all too common. Yet even in a world saturated with extreme fad diets, a new diet craze has still managed to raise eyebrows and rightly so.Following what they call the “Sleeping Beauty diet”, women are trying to sleep their way to weight loss by taking sedatives and sleeping pills to induce sleep, therefore avoiding food, Broadly.VICE.com reported. The diet is popular in pro-anorexia groups online. It is based on the premise that longer sleeping time leaves less time for eating, therefore leading to weight loss. Many followers take sedatives and sleeping pills to be able to sleep for up to 20 hours a day.On a pro-anorexia forum on MyProAna.com, user prettythin wrote that the diet is formulated to last 14 days, but can easily be extended or … [Read more...] about INSANE: Women are heavily dosing on sleeping pills to lose weight by sleeping up to 20 hours a day
Eating too much over a long period of time can have dire consequences for your health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of American adults aged 20 or older who are overweight or obese has risen to 71 percent. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for diseases such as: heart disease high blood pressure diabetes sleep apnea gallbladder disease One of the keys to losing weight is consuming fewer calories than you burn. But how do you know if you're eating too much or too little? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends the following daily calorie intake: Person Calories per day Women, 19-51 years old 1,800-2,400 Men, 19-51 years old 2,200-3,000 Children and adolescents, 2-18 years old 1,000-3,200 The number of USDA-recommended calories varies depending on gender, age, and activity level. People who lead more active lifestyles or … [Read more...] about How many calories should I eat to lose weight?
We have all heard the term calories in calories out. In reality, it’s more complicated than that because not all calories are created equal. This is why nutrition accounts for 80% of our fitness transformation. Here is a quick cheat sheet to figure out how many calories you should be eating… The amount of calories you need to consume each day is determined by a number of things including body type, goals, activity levels, and training frequency. Everything I will provide here is just a basic set of guidelines and is not set in stone 😉 *convert weight in pounds (lb) to kilograms (kg) by dividing your weight in pounds by 2.2 to equal weight in kilograms Sedentary men and non-pregnant women: 31 calories/kg Moderately active men and non-pregnant women: 33-38 calories/kg Endurance athletes: 35-50 calories/kg depending on training Strength-trained athlete: 30-60 calories/kg depending on training We should aim to lose only 1-2 lbs per week. This is a safe … [Read more...] about How to Lose Weight Safely: Calorie Cheat Sheet
I meet a lot of people in my professional life who keep asking me about how to lose weight without exercise. My answer usually is: It is not impossible, but if it is laziness that compels you to ask such a thing, then I would advise you to change your entire way of thinking on the matter. For one, it requires a very strict diet! Exercising can contribute a great deal to your overall weight loss endeavors, but physical exercise also has a pivotal role in giving you the tone and firmness of muscles and a whole bunch of other health benefits you have never even dreamed of. Your skin will not get smooth and tight, and most importantly, your muscles will not get the tone and firmness just because you lose weight. Obviously, I am not talking about certain health conditions (various diseases or other joint-related medical conditions) that make it virtually impossible for one to undertake any forms of exercise, but it may also happen that someone is just in a life situation where going to the … [Read more...] about How to lose weight without exercise? Is it even possible?
What Is Obesity? Obesity is accumulation of excess fat in the body which affects adults and children. Obesity may increase the risk of developing some medical conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnoea, immobility, diabetes, asthma, cancer and heart diseases. What causes Obesity ? The utmost important factor is the genetic structure of an individual which decides how likely a person can become obese. Physiological factors also plays an important role in obesity. In 15-20% of women, sometimes pregnancy may attribute to obesity. Metabolic rate is another deciding factor for obesity. The rate at which body burns the food varies in every individual. People with slow metabolic rate may need less calorie food to maintain the body weight and someone with increased metabolic rate will need high calorie food. Sedentary lifestyle is a big enemy as it is the major cause of obesity. Excessive food intake which contains high calories and fats causes … [Read more...] about Herbal Remedies To Lose Weight Fast
Losing weight is a lot more complex than simply calories in and calories out. For starters, not all calories are created equal. Having lost more than 100lbs myself — after the age of 40 and perimenopausal, I might add — it is completely possible to do it naturally without surgery, pills or counting calories. In my experience, by following the five steps set out below, you’ll align yourself to achieve the healthy, sustainable and life-long weight loss you so deserve. 1 Scrap the scales Controversial, I know, but there’s so much misinformation available about weight loss, and most people fail to understand the difference between losing fat and water weight. Our bodies are made up of about 65% water, and when you first start losing weight when following a calorie-restricted diet, you’re simply flushing out large amounts of water, which causes ‘weight’ loss. … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Losing Weight — Without Counting Calories
When trying to lose weight exercise can have advantages. It helps you to burn more calories which can speed up your weight loss. However, many people have busy lives and trying to fit an exercise regime into your daily schedule can be difficult. The following tips can help you burn some extra calories throughout the day without doing any specific form of exercise. Laughing does burn a small amount of calories although not as many as would be burned through exercise. However, laughter does have a number of other benefits that can help you lose weight. It can help to reduce emotional stress which is sometimes associated with over eating. If a person is likely to turn to food in times of emotional stress this can mean additional calories are consumed. By reducing stress, this food is less likely to be eaten. It is thought that the less sleep you get, the more your appetite increases. An increased appetite is likely to lead to an increase in the amount of food that you eat and therefore … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Without Exercise
If you have been trying to lose weight for some time now and things seem to be going pretty well, then that’s great. If not, hang in there. Losing weight takes a lot of patience and hard work. Here are some tips that could aid the process. These are things that most fitness experts do to help them get fit, so it won’t hurt to try. You never know how much doing these tips could help you shed off those pounds unless you try. Abs or a flat stomach is every fit girl’s dream, but looking in the mirror and trying to tuck in your tummy and thinking about the body you desire is not the act that will get you there. Sometimes, you may fool yourself into thinking that you’ve already lost some weight by looking at yourself in the mirror because you know that you’ve worked out hard all week. This is pure imagination. What you should do is to find a dress that is one or two sizes less than your size at the moment. Hang that dress on an area in your room where you can … [Read more...] about 9 Practical Tips To Lose Weight Fast