Is Your Goal Really Weight Loss? by Nathan Latvitis
... This gain in muscle can also affect the numbers you see on the scale. Muscle is also more dense than fat. You may be wondering how you are going to measure your progress now that the scale doesnít mean as much as it used to. Well, there are several methods to measure your body fat percentage. None of these methods are 100% accurate, but they will be much more useful than the use of a scale. One of the simplest ways is to use a caliper. You can usually find these at your local sporting ...
Are you Bulking or Cutting by Zach Bashore
... On the flip side, you may know how to gain muscle, but you need to learn how to gain this muscle without the fear of fat gain. I am going to discuss the basics of bulking and cutting and hopefully give you the knowledge needed to complete your next bulking or cutting diet. Bulking is simply eating more calories than what you are used to eating, but it`s not as simple as it seems. Your calories need to be from healthy bodybuilding foods and not from junk foods like pizza, chips, and cookies.
Eating Basics of Gaining Weight by Ken Bendor
... You need a combination of protein, carbohydrates and even fat to gain weight so going on a high protein, low everything else diet won't give you the best results either. Carbohydrates and protein are the two most important macronutrients for gaining weight. Carbohydrates give your body its main source of fuel and protein helps build and repair muscle tissue after a workout. The current recommendation of protein (set by the government) is 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight.
10 Steps for Weight Loss by Russell Davies
... calories you are consuming - it is very easy to over eat. 10) Supplementing you diet can make fat loss easier. A diet high in protein can help preserve muscle (more muscle means an increase in metabolism). There are also some fat loss supplements available which help boost your metabolism, this is useful as your metabolism may slow during extended periods of dieting. This article is written from my own experiences. I have lost 20lbs of fat and gained 20lbs of muscle. My body fat is 11%.
The Diet Demons by Deborah Caruana
... As the dieting phenomenon grows, with a new "diet guru" announcing "THE SOLUTION" almost weekly, so do the waste lines of America expand. Obesity is now a strong and gaining second to cigarettes as a preventable cause of death or disease. The term diet seems to have taken on a whole new meaning, moving from panacea, and becoming more and more a pariah. What Iím going to do is reiterate some nutritional basics to try to demystify, some of the confusion out there.
Calorie Counting Done the Right Way = Weight Loss? Absolutely! by Erik Pijcke
... We dieters have all been in a starving situation when dieting and our mind reasons very quickly why that extra piece of pie is not going to hurt us. We take it, forget about it and then wonder next day why we didnít lose weight. For most of us dieting is a constant battle between emotion and reason and when hungry, reason is out of the window and emotion just wins. We do not see the immediate effects of our behavior and therefore our brain is fooled into thinking that everything is all right.
Is A Premium Dog Food Really That Much Better For Your Dog? by Carolyn Schweitzer
... Special Diets There are many reasons why a dog might be put on a special diet. Some dogs are very sensitive to certain ingredients in commercial dog foods. Even if you're feeding her the best of premium dog food , if your dog isn't thriving, it's possible her diet is a problem for her. Owners have resorted to alternative diets -- holistic, raw foods, even kosher -- to optimize their pet's health. Some choose these diets simply because they believe they're better, not because their dog is ...
Goal Setting for Weight Loss by Chyna Dolores
... You need to remember that sometimes you may Ďgainí weight as you may have gained some muscle while losing fat. # Another great way to measure your success is to use a tape measure and keep track of your losses. Hips, waist, bust, thigh, calf, arm and neck measurements are the most commonly used measurements to track weight loss progress. You may even like to use an article of clothing to help track your progress. # If your goal is to lose fat, not just weight, than you will need to measure ...