How much weight can you lose in 6 months?

6 months is enough time for you to be able to see significant changes in your weight. Over this period you can expect to healthily lose anywhere from 15 to 60 pounds (7 to 27 kg). It is impossible to pinpoint the exact amount of weight you will lose because there are a lot of different…

Is rice fattening or good for weight loss?

Rice is a staple food in many countries, being eaten multiple times a week. Similar to oatmeal and quinoa it is a grain, and comes in different sizes and colours, with white and brown varieties being the most popular. White rice is consumed more often, however brown rice is recognized as being healthier. In this article, we…

How many protein shakes a day should you drink?

Like most things in nutrition, the number of protein shakes that a person should drink will depend on their body composition. This is because protein requirements can vary greatly from person to person. It is well known that if you are trying to build muscle, you should increase your protein intake. A general rule of thumb…

Good carbs and bad carbs – what’s the difference?

Carbs or carbohydrates are a macronutrient, the other two being protein and fat (learn more here). Carbohydrates are used by our bodies as an energy source. After food which contains carbohydrate is eaten, it is broken down into glucose, fructose and galactose, all of which are small units of sugar. These sugars are then absorbed by the…

How many calories should you eat to lose weight fast?

Use the calculator on this page to determine how many calories you should eat, if you want to lose weight fast. The calculator uses the Mifflin-St Jeor formula which is a relatively new equation for accurately predicting calorie requirements in individuals. A calorie is a unit of energy. In nutrition terms, calories are used to…

Is quinoa fattening or good for weight loss?

I only found out about quinoa last year, when I started working out more and was looking for a vegetarian source of protein. Quinoa is a grain, similar to oats & rice, and originated in South America. I was surprised to learn that it is closely related to spinach, beets and chard. It is a nutrient…

Is cabbage fattening or good for weight loss?

Cabbage is not only delicious, it is very nutritious too, being an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese and calcium. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used when preparing soups, salads and a whole load of other tasty recipes. But what about when you are trying to lose weight –…

Are strawberries fattening or good for weight loss?

It is almost summer time, also known as strawberry season. Strawberries are so succulent and delicious, I enjoy eating them on their own, adding them to smoothies like this one or using them to make a tasty fruit salad. They are a very nutrient dense fruit and bring with them a lot of health benefits. With…

Healthy foods to have for breakfast

Breakfast – “the most important meal of the day”. When I was in high school and university, the above phrase did not mean much to me. I usually skipped breakfast and if I did have it, it would usually be something like tea with biscuits or a bar of chocolate. But as I got older…

Lose weight in 2 weeks

How much weight can you lose in 2 weeks?

There are a number of factors that determine how much weight you lose in a given period of time, but out of all of them, what you eat is the most important. Your diet can be the difference between success and failure. All foods have calories, which are units of energy, but the number of…

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