How to lose inches off your waist

Losing fat from your waist will require a combination of a good diet and an effective exercise plan. Fat in the abdominal area, also known as belly fat, can be very harmful to your health and you should aim to get rid of it. Much of this fat is visceral fat, which is different from subcutaneous fat, the…

Are nuts fattening or good for weight loss?

Nuts are some of the most nutrient dense foods out there, containing large amounts of vitamins and minerals including vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. They are also very versatile and can either be eaten on their own, used in a variety of recipes or even be added to smoothies such as this one. Nuts taste…

How much weight can you lose in 6 months?

6 months is enough time for you to be able to see significant changes in your weight. Over this period you can expect to healthily lose anywhere from 15 to 60 pounds (7 to 27 kg). It is impossible to pinpoint the exact amount of weight you will lose because there are a lot of different…

Is rice fattening or good for weight loss?

Rice is a staple food in many countries, being eaten multiple times a week. Similar to oatmeal and quinoa it is a grain, and comes in different sizes and colours, with white and brown varieties being the most popular. White rice is consumed more often, however brown rice is recognized as being healthier. In this article, we…

How many protein shakes a day should you drink?

Like most things in nutrition, the number of protein shakes that a person should drink will depend on their body composition. This is because protein requirements can vary greatly from person to person. It is well known that if you are trying to build muscle, you should increase your protein intake. A general rule of thumb…

Good carbs and bad carbs – what’s the difference?

Carbs or carbohydrates are a macronutrient, the other two being protein and fat (learn more here). Carbohydrates are used by our bodies as an energy source. After food which contains carbohydrate is eaten, it is broken down into glucose, fructose and galactose, all of which are small units of sugar. These sugars are then absorbed by the…

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. If the results surprise you and seem difficult, don’t worry you’re not alone. When…

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…

Is salmon fattening or good for weight loss?

Salmon is not only delicious, it is nutritious too, being an excellent source of vitamin B12, selenium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and various antioxidants. It can also be prepared in lots of different ways. But what about when you are trying to manage your weight – should you still be eating salmon? The short answer…

Is cabbage fattening or good for weight loss?

Cabbage is not only delicious, it is very nutritious too, being an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese and calcium. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used when preparing soups, salads and a whole load of other tasty recipes. But what about when you are trying to lose weight –…