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…

Is swimming good for weight loss?

There is no doubt that swimming is an excellent exercise. It is low impact, great for your lungs & heart, reduces stress, improves strength and helps you stay flexible. It also works a large number of muscles, and targets those that would otherwise be under-worked. In addition, people from all age groups can (and should)…

How many calories do you burn a day?

The average adult burns approximately 2000 calories per day. However a more accurate figure can be calculated by taking into account an individuals age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. Let’s see how these factors determine calorie expenditure. Age – generally speaking, the older you are, the fewer calories you burn. This is because as you…

How to ‘turn’ fat into muscle

Fat and muscle are very different from one another which is why we use the term ‘turn’ very loosely – it is not possible to take fat and directly convert it into muscle. Fat is stored in your body when you consume more calories than you burn. For example if your daily recommended intake is 2000…

Is pizza fattening?

I am willing to bet that there are very few people on this planet that do not like pizza. I mean what’s not to like? The aroma and that warm chewy cheesy texture when you take your first bite is what does it for me! Pizza is enjoyed worldwide thanks to its versatility – there…

Can you lose 20 pounds in a month?

In order to lose weight, you have to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what your body uses up. Doing so forces it to burn its fat stores as a source of energy. The number of calories found in different foods varies. Those that contain a lot…

Does drinking water help you lose weight?

Water is hands down the most important liquid that we know of. Without it, life on Earth would not exist. Drinking pure plain water helps to eliminate toxins from your body, improves the quality of your skin, keeps your digestive system in check and makes you feel energised, so its a good idea to have…

Is cardio the best way to lose weight?

The key to losing weight is to stay in a calorie deficit. Calories are introduced into your body via food; various foods have different amounts of calories. Your body uses up these calories during the day as a source of energy and also burns them when you exercise. Whilst diet is the most important factor…

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