18 high protein, low fat foods

Protein is an important macro-nutrient that is required by the body. It builds and maintains muscle mass, boosts metabolism and satisfies one’s appetite. There are lots of protein rich foods that you can eat but not all are the same in terms of fat content. In this article, we will focus on foods that are high…

9 Foods That Make You Poop

Constipation is definitely not the most fun topic to talk about and can be a huge pain in the posterior (pun intended). But at some point in their lives, most people have had to face it. The number of times you should have bowel movements varies greatly, some people have them after every meal whereas…

Are pistachios fattening or good for weight loss?

Like is the case with most nuts, pistachios are not only delicious, they are also a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein. They are a great food to add to your diet for overall health. At the same time however, pistachios contain a lot of fat. The majority of this is monounsaturated fat,…

Are beans a vegetable?

Beans are not vegetables, they are legumes. Legumes are plants that produce a pod with seeds inside it. These seeds include lentils, peas, beans and peanuts. The seeds, like the plants, are also called legumes. Even though they are technically not a vegetable, the USDA states that beans may be counted as one. Individuals who regularly eat…

Are olives fattening or good for weight loss?

Olives are small fruits that grow on olive trees. They are usually green or black in colour, depending on when they are picked. Olives contain small amounts of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, iron, calcium and copper, which are needed for good health. Olives are a big part of the Mediterranean diet, which is…

What is the average calorie intake for men?

The average man needs to consume around 2500 calories in order to maintain his weight. However, this number is not set in stone. The following factors determine calorie intake for men: His age – younger men tend to require more calories. As we get older, our metabolism slows down and we therefore require fewer calories. His…

How to lose 100 pounds

In its simplest form, weight loss comes down to a short equation: calories in – calories out. A calorie is a unit of energy. ‘Calories in’ represents the energy that you introduce into your body via the food that you eat. ‘Calories out’ represents the energy that you burn naturally throughout the day, and when…

1800 calorie diet plan

When you consume fewer calories than you burn (a calorie deficit), your fat stores are utilized as a source of energy; this in turn helps you lose weight. If you consume the same number of calories as you burn, you will maintain your current weight. You will generally follow an 1800 calorie diet plan if…

Are lentils fattening or good for weight loss?

Lentils are a legume (a pulse to be exact) similar to beans, and come in different varieties including French green, petite estoria & black beluga, each with their own colour. They are a rich source of many vitamins, minerals and nutrients (such as B vitamins, manganese and phosphorus), making them great for your heart health, improving…

Is guacamole good for you?

Guacamole is a Mexican dip that is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados and sea salt in a mortar and pestle. In most cases, other ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers and cilantro are added. It is usually eaten with tortilla chips but can be also be used as a topping for salads…