Fattening Foods: Not So Fattening After All? by Nathan Latvitis
... Udo Erasmus, author of one of the most popular books ever about fat, “Fats the Heal, Fats that Kill”, writes in his book, “At levels above 12 to 15% of total calories, healthy fats increase the rate of metabolic reactions in the body and the increased rate burns off more fat into carbon dioxide, water, and energy (heat), resulting in fat burn off and loss of excess weight.” In this article we will discuss what exactly these healthy fats are, where to get them from, easy ways to add them ...
Weight Loss Using BMI And BMR by Glen D. Williams
... There are so many different ideas of how to do that, I'm only going to glance over it in this article. In the near future I'll be publishing articles to cover different dietary balance styles for different circumstances. The new USDA Food Pyramid can give you good ideas on balancing your fats, proteins, carbs, fiber and water. If you make sure to keep your diet balanced and keep the daily calories near your optimum, you should slowly and comfortably lose weight until you reach your goal.
The "Emergency" Diet by Alan Rosca
... During a day without too much physical activity, a woman can burn up to forty grams of fat, but the daily fat intake is of seventy percent or more. Monday: Breakfast includes a muffin and a glass of orange juice. A banana, an orange, or another fruit substitutes for a snack. For lunch, flat bread with salad and bacon and two glasses of water. The afternoon snack may be a small, low-fat yogurt, and an apple. A large bowl with vegetables and two slices of bread can satisfy the hunger of ...
Using Calories For Weight Loss by Gary Matthews
... Moderation is always important when you are counting calories, severely restricting calories, causes the body to lower its metabolic rate, which reduces its ability to burn fat. At the same time, hunger signals increase and you quickly start to crave high-energy foods loaded with fats and sugar, the same foods you are trying to do without. This is because when you return to normal eating habits, the drop in metabolic rate caused by the restriction in calories means that your old eating ...
The Diet Demons by Deborah Caruana
... (Ask me anytime, I have my fat calipers at hand at all times.) The healthiest and most effective way to decrease body fat is through a slight negative energy balance where caloric expenditure slightly exceeds caloric intake. In order to determine what your caloric intake should be we need to find what your Basal Metabolic Rate is. BMR is the minimum amount of calories required for vital body functions during relaxed, reclined and waking states. There are a few different calculations for ...
Top 10 Holiday Weight Loss Tips by Mayur Vibhakar
... Change eating habitsDieting may conjure up visions of eating lettuce and sprouts--but you can enjoy all foods as part of a healthy diet as long as you don't overdo it on fat (especially saturated fat), protein, sugars, and alcohol. To be successful at losing weight, you need to change your lifestyle--not just go on a diet, experts say. Limit portion sizes, especially of foods high in calories, such as cookies, cakes and other sweets; french fries; and fats, oils and spreads.
Barriers to Healthy Diets -- Removing them is not as hard as you think by Michael Smith, MD
... Eating lots of fat created a macronutrient imbalance and has clogged our arteries. Then we fell in love with processed foods. This love affair drained all of the vitamins and minerals from our bodies and resulted in a micronutrient deficiency. Until we restore things to the pre-TV Dinner diet, we will continue to suffer heart attacks and weight gain. It's really stuff ourselves with heavy fat and then starve for vitamins and minerals. Removing Physical Barriers to Healthy Diets
Seven Crucial Steps for Long Term Weight Loss by John Tiniakos
... Increases lean body mass (muscle) while reducing body fat - improving body composition and therefore improving physical appearance. 12. Improves self esteem. 13. Causes a natural tendency to be more conscious about eating healthier and therefore may improve a person’s diet. 14. Strengthens the musculoskeletal system protecting the body from unexpected physical shock. 15. Strengthens the body’s immune system and therefore slows down the aging process.