A lot of people still don't know there are fat-burning foods that can actually increase the number of fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are generally low in calories; in fact, some of these foods are so low in calories that your body actually burns more calories metabolizing them than the total amount of calories in the food itself.
Although fat burning foods are important for anyone who wants to lose... Read More
There's nothing like that sense of accomplishment when you look down after sweating it out on your cardio machine of choice - whether it's a treadmill, elliptical or bike - and seeing a big number in the calories burned column. But don't be fooled.
When you put in all that personal info - weight, gender, age, etc. - at the beginning of your workout, the number it spits out at the end is simply an... Read More
Ask most people what their New Year's Resolutions were, and you'll likely find a common answer to lose weight. With so many of us wanting to shed the pounds, why is the obesity pandemic reaching new heights?
Weight loss tends to conjure up images of near starvation and tons of cardio. Most of us do not even start on our New Year's Resolution simply because the thought of it stops us dead in our tracks.
What if we had some... Read More
Looking for help with losing weight? Help that goes beyond the usual lifestyle changes, portion control advice and exercise routines? Weight-loss supplements touting names like "fat burner" and "thermo max" can be enticing. But do they work? And even more important, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's recent ban on ephedra, are they safe?
In this article, Environmental Nutrition provides a snapshot... Read More
by Laura Leigh Fields
Warm weather is the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the splendor of the outdoors. Better still you can run, jump, and play like you did when you were a child. There are many summer activities that are not only fun, but also creative ways to get that much-needed exercise in.
There are a variety of events that you can get involved in that will... Read More
There are plenty of supposedly quick fixes for the nasty stuff women call "cottage cheese" or "orange peel" - aka cellulite. The biological explanation for it is the connective tissues that separate fat into compartments. These patterns tend to be horizontal or crisscrossed in men, but women's compartments tend to be honeycomb-shaped, resulting in that cottage-cheese effect. Genetics may not be your friend when it comes to being... Read More
You and your partner have made a pact to get healthy. You're both determined to shed those extra tires. You're both eating healthy and exercising. After just one week, he's lost five pounds and you've only lost one pound. The following week, he drops three pounds while you shed one measly pound. Overcome with frustration, you don't understand why he's losing so much faster. Take heart. Research indicates that men lose at a faster... Read More