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If We Are Eating 99% Fat Free, Why Are We 99% Fat?!
Unfortunately, obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, with over 60% of our population now overweight. We need to take control of this problem NOW.
There are three terms that need to be understood in order to take control of your weight - fat, fibre, and carbohydrates. Fat is fairly straight forward. Fibre is anything that grows out of the ground? mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and berries. The important thing to know about fibre is that the acid in your stomach won't break it down, so when you eat fibre, it fills you up faster and keeps you full longer. Finally, Carbohydrates are foods that are naturally sweet, or anything made with sugar or flour.
Most people have heard that if you eat low fat or no fat foods you can lose weight. Well in reality, that's just half the story. Most people, when trying low fat diets, go to the store and start reading labels and looking for anything that has zero fat. People then think, "Great, I can eat all I want." They eat almost no fat at all - and end up gaining weight! That's why you need to know the other half of the story.
If you eat only low fat foods, most of them are low in fibre and also very high in carbohydrates. Because they're low in fibre you have to eat more to feel full. So when you eat more, you take in more calories than you need, and your body stores the extra carbohydrates and calories as fat. That's the other side of the low fat diet. Unless you eat low fat and high fibre, at the same time, you are more likely to gain than lose any weight.
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Changing Your Eating Habits
We are bombarded with advertisements pushing delicious looking, fat filled, and obesity producing food in our faces every single day. We hear it on the radio; see it on TV and on billboards and even in newspapers.
Healthy Recipes for Low Carb Success
Using healthy low carb recipes are an important part of your diet success, just as it's important to remember to drink enough water helping your body to remove the byproducts of the fat burning process. A healthy recipe provides you with the other essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that you need to feel as good as you look.
How You Can Eat Carbs and Still Lose Weight
When I decided to lose weight I of course decided to do as much planning as possible. It seems the older I get the harder it is to do anything without completely planning it out.
There are several factors in winning at weight loss. Sometimes the food isn't the culprit, it's your attitude.
Technology & Weight Loss: Putting An Online Tool to Use
Because the Internet allows so many millions of people to be connected to any single site, function or feature, many programmers and marketing folks have put their heads together to come up with some really neat online tools. Many of these tools are not only useful and convenient, but they are often times free to use.
Low Carb and Lowfat Diets...A Scam?!
If anyone knows anything about fitness, it's that a low fat diet is the healthiest way to avoid serious diseases, right? Maybe wrong.In many instances quality research has shown just the opposite?that a low fat diet, sometimes even a vegetarian diet, can be harmful to your health.
Fitness through Exercise for Life - Principles that Keep You Going for Life!
ATTITUDESIT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!Exercising has so many physical benefits that most of us can relate to, but what about the emotional and psychological benefits it brings? Physical fitness, I believe, touches far more than just our arms, arteries and waistlines. It touches our very soul.
Drinking Water for Weight Loss
An article published in http://www.inch-aweigh.
The Importance and Confusion of Fat in Your Diet
Fats are always looked at as a negative in a diet..
A Full Scale War
It happens every morning when you mosey out of bed, somewhere between the time you take off that robe and the instant you step into the shower. For others, it happens immediately after a workout, as soon as you peel off those sweaty clothes and stand aimlessly in your birthday suit.
A Revolutionary Product Called Hoodia Part 2
The rediscovery of the wealth of the wonder drug Hoodia was a chance occurrence. While scientists were busy searching a cure for HIV/AIDS they found it and the test conducted revealed that the expedition turned out worthwhile.
Your Metabolism and Fat Loss
If you know someone that has been trying to lose weight and get into shape, you have probably heard words such as, "I just eat one meal a day to lose weight" or "I'm afraid if I eat, I'll gain weight" but sadly, this misnomer is why so many people are in the "battle of the bulge". People all over the world still believe that eating breakfast, or even three meals a day will cause them to gain weight.
Fat Burners: The Biggest Rip-Off of the Weight Loss Industry?
Fat burners have become very popular in today's society, especially in America. It seems that everyone is looking for a "quick fix" to their problem?and that is why they, therefore, turn to those "awesome" fat burners where you can just pop a pill and "lose 30 pounds in 10 days!"However, do these fat burners actually work? Do they actually provide any benefits? Do the $40-$100 price tags justify their benefits? Here we will investigate some of the claims that they make such as:-increased thermogenesis -decreased appetite -weight loss without exercising -increased energyHowever, before I go into any more detail about fat burners, you must understand two important concepts:Total Daily Energy Expenditure and The Law of Thermodynamics (don't worry -they're quite simple).
Liberate Your Set Esteem and Lose Weight
Are you a 'look-and-lose' dieter? Have you studied every diet ever created, read a zillion diet books, and yet are still unhappy with your weight?Has your quest for the holy grail of dieting become a substitute for actually making changes required to take the ill health out of your current diet?If so, you may not realise your thoughts are key to your happiness and success.Do you look at yourself and say, "I'm fat", or "My hips are too big"? Many of us look in the mirror and immediately compare ourselves to those 'perfect' human specimens we see every single day on TV, in magazines and in the newspapers.
Understanding Weight Loss
A pound of fat represents approximately 3500 calories of stored energy. In order to lose a pound of fat, you have to use 3500 more calories than you consume.
When Losing Weight Seems Hopeless
Sometimes it's good to just let the feelings flow. Take out a piece of paper and just start writing your feelings down on paper.
It's the travel time, meaning hours spent sedentary. It prepares me for the visiting, when I know there'll be no activity.
Can Quick Weight Loss Really Work?
Quick weight loss is promised by diets all the time. "Lose 10 pounds over night," the ads will scream.
QuickTips for Healthy Weight Loss
More than any other time in history, people are all vying to have the best, healthiest body. The health and fitness industries are making billions of dollars every year on herbal supplements , fitness equipment, gyms, and special diets.
Fighting Obesity - My Pyramid Dietary Guidelines
If you are fighting the battle of the bulge (overweight and obesity) unsuccessfully, here is good help at hand. You no longer have to depend on unsubstantiated claims and vested commercial weight loss sites for your fight against obesity.