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…

18 reasons why you should lift weights

Weight lifting is an often overlooked sport, considering it is one of the oldest, originating back to the first Olympic Games in Athens back in 1896. The sport often conjures up an image of building up bulk muscle, which has put people off pursuing it. However this is not the reality and in this article…

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 white chocolate good or bad for you?

There are three main types of chocolate – dark, milk & white – and all three are made from the beans of the cacao tree. I personally prefer the slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate over the other two, and hardly ever eat white chocolate. However a friend a mine simply adores white chocolate and cannot…

Does tea have as much caffeine as coffee?

Caffeine is a stimulant that is found in coffee, tea and chocolate. It is what gives you that alert feeling after having your first cup of brew in the morning. The amount of caffeine in different foods and drinks varies significantly. So does coffee or tea have more caffeine? Tea vs coffee caffeine content Before being…

Are potato chips bad for you?

There is no denying that potato chips (or potato crisps, as they are known in the UK and other countries) are super delicious and go well with just about anything. Children love them as a school time snack and adults munch on them at sporting events and at the movies. Potato chips are very easy…

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…

Is orange juice good or bad for you?

Orange juice, one of the most well known fruit drinks to have with breakfast. Americans drink billions of litres of the stuff every year. It goes well with 2 scrambled eggs and a slice of toast. There is no doubt about it – orange juice is one of the most delicious drinks out there and can…