How many diet crazes can you name? A few come to mind for me: the cabbage soup diet, the Atkins diet and the Paleo diet. While I don’t disagree with all aspects of these diet crazes—and I even follow a few of their principles—one diet craze that I’m happy has ended is the low-fat diet. We are truly starting to realize that it’s time to eat fat; that eating fat will not make us fat; and that certain low-fat foods are far worse for us than we first thought!
Spinning is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the country, and for good reason. It offers major benefits for all ages and fitness levels, and it’s a great way to get in amazing shape. With upbeat music and classes that emulate a nightclub scene, it’s hard to imagine another workout that offers so much fun in just an hour. Let’s explore three reasons why you should try a cycling class this week!
One of the biggest reasons behind weight gain is our tendency to reach for instantly gratifying foods when we’re hungry. It’s difficult to find the patience for cooking a meal when hunger strikes; most of us would rather reach for whatever is available.
There isn’t a magical pill or a perfect formula to help you lose weight. Everyone is different. What works for someone else might not work as well for you. And often it takes time, hard work and patience to make a change. Overall this can be a rather frustrating and overwhelming process.
You always pass the sauna when you go to the gym, but it seems more like decor than a valuable part of your gym session. But it’s worth changing your gym routine to fit in a sauna session because it boosts your workout session and provides awesome benefits to your body.
A few months ago, you embarked on a healthier eating plan. At the same time, you also started working out at the gym several times a week. So far, you’re thrilled with the results of your new, healthy lifestyle. You’ve lost some weight and feel better than you ever have felt in your life. After recently receiving an invitation to a family reunion, you were initially excited. However, your excitement quickly turned to panic when you discovered the event is scheduled to be held at a local buffet restaurant. You’re afraid you’ll be lured by the sights and smells of your old favorite, fattening foods. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following 6 ways to limit calories consumed at a buffet.
Even if you’re aiming for a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’re going to be taking in some carbohydrates — even the strictest ketogenic dieters need a few vegetables to round out their nutritional profiles. As you increase the number of carbohydrates you allow yourself in a day, the problem of discerning quality carbohydrates from bad ones becomes increasingly important. Keeping to the healthiest vegetables as a minor side for one or two meals is fairly easy; doing so when a large portion of your caloric intake comes from carbs is not. Today, we’ll be talking about what makes a good carb good and a bad carb bad and where to look for each kind.
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, regular workouts and a nutritious diet go hand in hand. But how do you avoid fads and falsehoods when it comes to advice on what to eat? Begin with a clear understanding of how to select the healthiest foods to fuel your body. That means understanding the ingredients when reading food labels, choosing the healthiest whole foods and avoiding calorie-laden foods marketed as healthy.