30 low carb vegetables

Studies have shown that reducing carbohydrate intake can be an effective strategy when trying to lose weight. Studies also show that eating plenty of vegetables can be beneficial for weight loss. If you’re trying to reduce carbohydrate consumption but also want to eat more vegetables at the same time, there’s good news – the vast…

Weight loss calorie calculator

The calculator below will provide you with a fairly accurate estimate of the number of calories you should be consuming in order to lose weight. The calculator is based on the Mifflin-St Jeor equation, an algorithm that is currently thought to be one of the most accurate for calculating calorie requirements, according to studies such…

Are cherries fattening or good for weight loss?

Cherries are both delicious and healthy. They are a source of various nutrients such as vitamin C & potassium and studies have shown that they can be beneficial for heart health, reducing inflammation and improving one’s sleep cycle. Cherries are also very versatile and can be incorporated into all sorts of recipes, including smoothies, salads…

What are complex carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates (or carbs) are one of the three macro-nutrients, the other two being protein and fat. Out of the three, they are often the most discussed, primarily because people fear that eating them will lead to weight gain. Carbs can be broken down into three categories: Sugars – these are short chain carbohydrates that are…

What is a kcal?

Calories are units of energy. In nutritional terms, they refer to the amount of energy that an individual consumes via food & drink and the energy he or she expends via physical activity. A ‘calorie’ or ‘cal’ (with a lowercase c, also referred to as a small calorie) is the amount of energy required to raise…

12 fruits high in sugar

Like vegetables, fruits are very healthy because they are an excellent source of numerous vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For example, many fruits contain large amounts of vitamin C, the nutrient that assists with iron absorption, is required for wound healing and plays a part in ensuring that our immune system functions well. Unlike vegetables however,…

How to lose weight fast without exercise

Even though exercising regularly is definitely recommended when trying to lose weight, it is still possible to lose weight fast without exercise. When simplified to its most basic form, weight management can be summarised by a short equation: calories in – calories out. The first number represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food…

9 filling low calorie foods

When trying to lose weight, foods that are both filling and low in calories are your best friends. Certain foods help to satisfy your appetite for longer and may reduce your overall caloric intake later on in the day. The satiety index was developed in the mid 90’s and ranked 38 different foods based on how filling they were….

1600 calorie diet plan

The average adult needs approximately 2000 – 2500 calories per day for weight maintenance, so you would generally follow a 1600 calorie diet when trying to lose weight. Consuming fewer calories than you require is known as being in a caloric deficit, which forces your body to use its fat stores as a source of…

28 of the best vegetables for weight loss that are low in calories

It is a well known fact that vegetables are very good for you. They are rich in vitamins, minerals & other compounds that are beneficial to one’s health. Eating them also helps with weight loss. To lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. When you do this, your body is forced…

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