Holidays equate to delicious food, reckless eating, and of course, the inevitable weight gain. Even if you’ve been strictly following your diet, the holiday season is bound to rip your diet-plan to shreds. But the realization of having eaten “too much” sets in only post holiday, when you’re back at[.....]
The typical Western diet is full of “bad” refined carbs, but going low-carb is useful for skipping all the junk. Limiting carbs will instantly reduce sugar and the calories that come with it. This leaves more room for protein and fat, two nutrients that increase satiety and fullness. Just be sure to choose “good” sources for lots of nutrients and fewer calories. The lower carb intake will also reduce glucose stores, forcing the body to break down fat for energy.
Gain lean body weight by consuming more nutrient-rich calories and by strength training. Plan your meals to make sure you’re meeting your calorie count. Eat more of healthy unsaturated fats such as avocados, olive oil and nutrient-rich carbohydrates such as whole grains and fruits. Avoid saturated or trans fats or added sugars. A strength training routine under the supervision of a professional can help build muscle mass.
How many calories one should take to maintain an optimum weight varies from person to person and their body structure. If you are happy with your weight and you need to maintain it, you need to make sure the calories burnt is the same as the calories taken in. Also make sure you eat healthy food to maintain weight. There are various methods to calculate the number of calories you should take for your height and weight.
Diet soda isn’t the worst drink for diabetes, but it isn’t the best. A healthy diet is important. Diet soda has artificial sweeteners, so it contains little to no calories. It also doesn’t change your blood glucose, making it an ideal swap for regular soda with added sugars. However, the low-calorie content can make you crave more sugar, leading to overconsumption. This worsens metabolic syndrome and increases your risk for complications. If you’re diabetic, drink diet soda in moderation.
Swimming can be a great workout to burn calories and lose weight. For every kilogram of your body weight, swimming burns between 0.1 and 0.14 Cal per minute. If you weigh about 150 pounds, you can expect to burn through 200 plus calories in just 30 mins. That's some serious calorie burning, comparable to cycling or running at a moderate pace and much better than walking. Just remember, certain strokes like the butterfly or breaststroke burn more calories, so choose wisely.
Running and swimming are great ways to burn calories. Swimming involves the entire body's efforts, therefore it can burn calories faster. Running on the other hand mostly involves the core and lower body alone. Running is easier to pick and maintain an exercise routine but swimming requires skill and space. After all, a consistent workout routine can only give you the desired results.
Jogging helps you burn calories and elevates your metabolism both during your exercise session and after. For those looking for ways to lose weight, aerobic exercise of moderate intensity like jogging is a convenient, inexpensive option. Just remember to combine it with strength training that builds muscle mass a couple of times a week for best results.
Exercises are awesome for the body. But when weight loss is the goal, you might be wondering which activity burns the most calories. Where does one even start? There’s a good chance you know that you need to lose more than you take in. So while you’re improving your diet,[.....]
A midnight snack or a quick bite sounds seemingly harmless. But routine night-time eating could be masking other problems like sleep-related eating disorder or night-eating syndrome and may lead to issues like indigestion, acid reflux, morning anorexia, anxiety, and raised cholesterol levels. Seeking healthy alternatives like green tea, eating little and often, may help.
Yoga has already gained immense popularity in the United States with studios popping up in almost every neighborhood. Yoga trainers are busy trying to innovate and create new forms of yoga to solicit more interest. Among the new forms of yoga that have emerged, hot yoga has attracted some attention, especially[.....]
Butter coffee or bulletproof coffee, as some call it, is a creamy oil-laden version of your regular cuppa. It is also one that’s been in the spotlight for some fairly big claims, including of improved metabolism, weight loss, in spite of the high amount of saturated fat it packs in. To avoid it being harmful - do not have the drink in lieu of a healthy meal, use only grass-fed butter.
A small banana (less than 6 inches) has 72 calories; a medium (7–8 inches) banana has 105 calories; and an extra-large (more than 9 inches) banana has 135 calories. Banana products like breads, chips, or muffins are, however, richer in calories and have low nutritional value. You can make them at home with healthy substitutes for sugar and flour. If you are diabetic or have kidney disease, go easy on ripe bananas and banana products.
You may have been told that fidgeting shows deception or inattention, but know that fidgeting for 2.5 hours could help you lose 200 cal/day. Every time you get up to shake your legs, you add years to your life by lowering the risk for diabetes and heart diseases. A fidgety leg also makes blood flow smoothly and prevents blood clots. And odd though it sounds, it can even promote alertness in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
While a raw egg has 72 cals, a hard-boiled egg has 78, a fried egg has 91, scrambled egg has 91, and an omelet has 94 calories. Instead of frying an egg in a lot of oil, eat it boiled or make it into an omelet stuffed with veggies to pack in more nutrients. Even if you're dieting, 1 egg a day has more benefits than harm, except when you have diabetes or high cholesterol. In that case, cut down on the yolk intake.
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