Tips to help you get a six pack

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering how to get a great six pack. It might come as a surprise to you that everybody has a six pack. Unfortunately, for most of us it is concealed under a layer of flab. Therefore the secret to defining those abdominal muscles is two fold; not…

What is the best cereal for weight loss?

Breakfast is often considered to be the most important meal of the day, and rightly so because studies have shown that eating it can help with weight management, reduce ones risk of developing type 2 diabetes and boost concentration levels. One of the most popular foods eaten for breakfast worldwide is cereal. The primary ingredient…

Are almonds fattening? What about almond milk?

Weight management is based on a simple mathematical equation: calories in – calories out. You introduce calories into your body via the food that you eat and use them up naturally during the day, and when you exercise. All foods contain calories, but in differing amounts. Foods that have a lot of water tend to…

Is honey good for weight loss?

One of the biggest difficulties with a diet for weight loss is that many of the foods you enjoy the most are cut out. To generalise a bit, that’s basically most things containing fats or sugars, because the human body is designed to desire these as our hunter-gatherer ancestors needed them to stay alive. Fortunately,…

Nutribullet review

The Nutribullet, a kitchen appliance with the ability to extract nutrients from food, has hit the public by storm. With reports that celebrities such as Kate Middleton utilise the device, the Nutribullet has become a must have kitchen appliance. Inventors of the appliance claim that regular use of the Nutribullet can have numerous health benefits such as…

How much weight can you lose in 6 weeks?

The amount of weight that you lose in a given period of time depends on a number of factors, but by far the most important is your diet. The type and amount of food that you eat plays a crucial role in determining whether you lose or gain weight. In order to lose weight, you…

Are mushrooms fattening or good for weight loss?

There are thousands of species of mushroom, some of which are edible and others that aren’t. Mushrooms are technically not a vegetable, they are a fungi. However they do provide many of the nutritional benefits that vegetables do and so the USDA does classify them as a vegetable. Mushrooms are versatile and can be prepared…

Is papaya fattening or good for weight loss?

Papaya or pawpaw is an orange coloured fruit, best known for the large number of small black seeds that it contains. It is native to Mexico and Central America, but is enjoyed worldwide. I have a papaya tree growing in my garden and therefore get the privilege of eating this fruit on a fairly regular…

Weight loss diets: the ultimate guide

This guide was written to help you gain a better understanding of how your diet affects the amount of weight you lose (or gain!). I begin by covering various food types & their benefits and finish off by analysing 4 of the most popular weight loss diets available today. The article is fairly long so…

How to lose upper body fat

Fat is stored around various parts of your upper body, including your face, neck, shoulders, arms, back, chest and belly. In order for you to start losing fat from these areas, you have to remain in a calorie deficit. This means that your calorie intake needs to be lower then your calorie expenditure. Doing so forces…

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