Chia seeds and weight loss – fact or fiction?

Chia seeds have no doubt taken the world by storm. These tiny seeds which originate from Mexico are a powerhouse of nutrients and bring with them a lot of health benefits. One such benefit that has been claimed many times is their ability to help with weight loss. But how true is this? Is there…

Is cheese fattening or good for weight loss?

Cheese is a delicious and nutrient packed food that is rich in protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and selenium. It comes in a wide range of varieties, some of which include feta, mozzarella, ricotta and cottage cheese. If you are watching your weight, you may be wondering whether you should include cheese in your diet. The…

How to lose 50 pounds

Weight management can be summarized by a short and simple equation: calories in – calories out. Calories are units of energy and all foods have them. When you eat food, you introduce calories into your body (the ‘calories in’ part of the equation). You use these calories up naturally throughout the day, and when you…

Is cinnamon good for weight loss?

Cinnamon is a spice derived from the bark of a variety of trees originating in Asia. It is very popular all over the world as an ingredient in cooking and baking, as it is particularly noted for creating flavoursome desserts and pastries. Alongside culinary use, there is also a long history of cinnamon being used…

How to lose 30 pounds in 3 months

3 months is enough time to significantly change the way your body looks. A healthy amount of weight to lose per week is 1 – 2 pounds. But by following a strict diet and exercise plan, it is possible to increase this amount to an average of 2.5 pounds per week (i.e. 30 pounds in…

how much weight can you lose in 2 months

How much weight can you lose in 2 months?

Your diet is the most important factor in determining how much weight you can lose over a period of 2 months. The type and amount of food that you eat is crucial. Weight loss comes down to a simple equation: calories in – calories out. Calories are units of energy and all foods have them, but…

Almonds for weight loss – good or bad?

The almond is a tree which is native to Southern Asia and the Middle East. The seeds of the tree (commonly mistaken to be nuts) are also known as almonds, which have a brown outer shell and a white inner body. Almonds are popular world wide and can be eaten on their own or added…

Is whey protein powder good for weight loss?

The short answer: Yes! Whey protein can be a great aid to weight loss. Combined with other weight loss foods and a good exercise regime, whey protein can definitely help you shed off that excess fat. What is whey protein? Whey protein is obtained from milk. Enzymes are added to milk during the production of…

Weight loss supplements – do they work?

Alongside exercising and adjusting one’s diet, supplements exist which claim to help with weight loss. There is a huge market for dietary supplements but because of this it can be very difficult to know which ones work and which are simply money-making schemes. Unlike other ‘medicinal’ products, supplements are not regulated. They do not need to…

Is bread fattening or good for weight loss?

Bread has been eaten for thousands of years and is one of the most common types of food available today. It is not only enjoyed for breakfast but is used in a wide range of recipes as well. Nowadays, there are many different types of bread available on the market, so you are spoilt for…

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