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…

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…

73 great food sources of magnesium

Magnesium is one of the essential trace minerals that should be included in our diet and its importance in the healthy functioning of our bodies cannot be overstated. Here is a comprehensive list of 73 magnesium rich foods you can add to your diet.

Is yogurt fattening or good for weight loss?

Not only is yogurt delicious, it is also a great source of a variety of different nutrients such as protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. Yogurt can be eaten on its own, used to make salad dressings or added to smoothies. Even though it is a great food to eat, you may be wondering…

Is coffee fattening

Is coffee fattening?

Thanks to its delicious taste and distinct aroma, coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, enjoyed by millions of people everyday. I have a cup of black coffee every morning because it helps to energize me. But what if you are trying to manage your weight? Does coffee make you fat? The…

How many calories do you burn walking a mile?

If you are just starting out, walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is. It is easy to do, doesn’t require any equipment (apart from a good pair of shoes) and is low impact. It is generally recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week, which…

Is it possible to lose 30 pounds in a month?

A healthy amount of weight to lose per week is 1 to 2 pounds, which equates to 4 to 8 pounds in a month. Losing 30 pounds in a month means you would have to lose 1 pound per day, which would not be considered healthy. You need to consume a certain number of calories…

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