Most extremely popular fad diets are extremely restrictive – not just in terms of how many (or should I say “few”) calories you are allowed to consume, but also with regards to which food groups you can choose from. For instance, we have all heard of the “fat free” or “no carb” diets. But these restrictive diets are all extremely unhealthy, and are doomed to fail from the start! For starters, while starving your body on a 1000-calorie/day diet might make you lose weight (at least initially, until your body gives up on you), these “starvation” diets will only make your body fatter (and extremely tired/cranky) in the long run…
It is very true that “exercise alone is not enough” to change your body.
In fact, exercise alone is hardly anything. For instance, one study demonstrated that you can exercise as hard as possible (say, 5 times a week for 16 weeks with an Olympic Conditioning coach), but will only see marginal results (about 1.5 measly lbs of fat loss) if you don’t also change the way you eat!
These 21 healthy snacks are quick, easy, and delicious!
Try them at work, immediately post-workout, or in class. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients, and leave a comment if you have a favorite of your own!
Are you a woman looking to lose weight? While there is a ton of information online, in books, and in magazines, sometimes it can be hard to find what you need to actually lose weight. For example, magazine articles can sometimes be misleading and the supposed “toning exercises” can also lead us down a path to frustration
So you’ve probably already heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and it’s TRUE — breakfast not only gives you the necessary energy to get through morning and that mid-afternoon slump, but will jump-start your metabolism and help you reach your optimum energy and fitness goals.
And, while ANY breakfast is definitely better than no breakfast at all, most of the so-called “breakfast” foods out there are full of sugar, preservatives, and processed crap (granola bars, cereals, muffins, bagels, poptarts, donuts, etc…)
So, instead of sabotaging your weight loss goals, sapping your energy, and storing fat with lame morning munchies, try one of these quick, delicious, energizing, and fat-blasting breakfast ideas!
When most people think about going out to eat, they picture endless (free) bread and drink refills, giant man-sized portions that only Champion-Eater Joey Chestnut should be able to finish, and menus loaded with high-definition photos of dishes that make you fatter just by looking at them.
But, while most restaurants are guilty of doing seemingly everything they can to sabotage healthy diets everywhere, this doesn’t mean you can’t find healthy and waist-cinching meals outside your own home/ dorm room.
If you want to be able to eat out and enjoy your food without worrying about destroying your sleek and sexy figure, just master these 6 simple fat-fighting restaurant strategies!
Imagine if there was a type of delicious food that made you THINNER just by eating it. But wait, how is that possible…Doesn’t food make you fat?
Aside from the fact that EATING in general will give you energy and speed up your metabolism, there are certain foods that really kick you into energetic, fat-burning shape. Take a look at this list of top fat-burning foods below, and… bon appétit!
In the previous article I gave you a great ab workout for women in order to get those core muscle in shape. Now that you have that working for you, you’re gonna need to burn off some fat so you and everybody you want to impress can see them.
Read on to learn four simple changes you can make immediately to start burning more fat and get that flat belly you want.
(Careful, the beverage you are about to enjoy is extremely hot not what you think…)
In this article, I am going to answer this week’s most frequently asked question:
“Jill, how am I supposed to avoid gaining a ton of weight during this Holiday Season with all these holiday parties and temptations everywhere!?”
However, there are some simple tricks that will help make it much easier for you to stay in shape this Christmas, despite its many temptations to fall off the healthy bandwagon until New Years…