Low calorie fruits

Because most fruits have large amounts of water and fiber, they are generally low in calories and eating them can be beneficial when trying to lose weight. Fruits contain naturally occurring sugars, which makes them a great food to snack on if you need a boost in energy or are craving something sweet. In this…

How to get rid of belly fat

Fat which is found deep in the abdominal cavity (also known as visceral fat) is one of the most dangerous types. Having too much belly fat increases your risk of a number of diseases, including diabetes and coronary heart disease. A common misconception is that you can target certain areas of the body to lose fat…

Is fruit fattening or good for weight loss?

Fruits are some of the healthiest and most delicious foods on the planet. They are a source of natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful substances. Eating fruits brings with them many health benefits. If you are trying to lose weight, you may be wondering whether eating fruit is a good idea. The short answer is…

Are there carbs in vegetables?

Vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods that you can eat. They are very low in calories (thanks to their high water content) and are a rich source of important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and potassium. Including plenty of vegetables in your diet is highly recommended by…

Healthy high calorie foods

Calories are units of energy and all foods have them, but in differing amounts. Foods that contain lots of water, such as most fruits and vegetables, tend to be low in calories because water has 0 calories. On the other hand, foods that have a lot of fat tend to be high in calories because…

What to eat to lose weight

The food that you eat is by far the most important factor when it comes to losing weight. Having a good diet plan is integral and makes all the difference. The first thing to be aware of when trying to lose weight is calories. These are units of energy and all foods have them, but…

The best time to weigh yourself

Weighing yourself can help you to track progress, whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight. But the timing and frequency that you do this can sometimes make all the difference in encouraging you towards your goal. The best time to weigh yourself would be first thing in the morning, before you have eaten…

How many calories are there in a salad?

A salad can have as little as 100 calories or as much as 500+ calories. This largely depends on the ingredients that are used to prepare the salad as well as its portion size. Salads are often thought of as being very low in calories but this is not always the case. Lets take a…

1500 calorie diet plan

In most cases, a person would aim to eat 1500 calories if they wanted to lose weight. Eating fewer calories than you burn each day is known as a calorie deficit and doing this forces your body to utilize its fat stores as a source of energy. For a lot of people, 1500 calories would be a…

What are empty calories?

Empty calories are those that provide you with very little or no nutritional value. This means that the food that provides the empty calories does not have a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants or fiber. As an example, consider a can of cola. It provides 136 calories, but apart from a tiny bit of phosphorus…

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