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,…

10 high protein breakfast foods

Protein is one of the 3 macro-nutrients and is vital for good health. Numerous studies have shown that it helps to boost metabolism, improves muscle mass, assists with weight management, stabilises blood sugar levels and maintains strong bones. Including protein rich foods in your breakfast is definitely recommended because doing so will keep you feeling…

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….

10 high protein, low calorie foods

It can be argued that out of the 3 macro-nutrients, protein is the most important. Proteins are essentially the building blocks of life and every cell in the body has protein. Protein rich diets help with muscle mass maintenance and weight management. If you are trying to lose weight, you may be wanting to eat…

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…

7 high carb, low fat foods

All 3 macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) are needed for numerous bodily processes, so in general it is important to include sufficient amounts of each in your diet. In some cases however, you may want to reduce your fat intake and increase your carbohydrate intake. In this article I will list out foods that are…

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…

13 dark green vegetables

It is well known that vegetables are very good for you. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants and eating them provides many benefits. Dark green vegetables are some of the healthiest foods that you can eat and regularly including them in your diet is a very good idea. They contain large amounts…

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