Snacks are essential for many of us. In our high-paced environment, sometimes finding time for a sit-down full meal is a challenge. Having healthy snacks on you will alleviate hunger, deliver nutrition and prevent overeating at mealtime. First - what should be the dietary composition of your snack? Protein - shoot for 10 g of PRO… Continue reading Healthy Snacks Ideas
If you are asking this question - first off, congratulations! You are on the right track - making a decision to put on snickers and setting exercise goals is a major step towards becoming more active and healthier overall. The amount of exercise needed Per the Department of Health and Human Services current recommendation is… Continue reading How much exercise do we really need?
I got you there with the title, didn't I?!Well, don't get your hopes up, there isn't such thing! Or at least there isn't rapid FAT loss. When you lose weight, it's not all fat: depending on your weight loss strategy, some of it is fat, and the rest is water and lean mass (muscles). Often… Continue reading “Rapid Weight Loss”
So you've decided to lose some weight and are trying to figure out how to begin?! Treat it just like any other project! Below are 10 steps (or project management strategies) to get you off the right start: 1. Get some numbers - weigh and measure yourself (waist, hips, thighs and forearms), write them down… Continue reading HOW TO START A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Protein is essential for our health (and looks). We need it to make tissue (like muscles), hair, enzymes, skin, antibodies and many other things in our bodies. There's a ton of confusing information regarding how much protein to eat. Proponents of body-building and increasing lean body mass suggest to consume as much as 1-2 g… Continue reading HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD WE EAT?
If you haven't read the Part I of this post, please go back to it, as the information in here will make way more sense. Now that we know that women fluctuate in terms of their hormones, appetite, cravings, weight (not necessarily fat), it only makes sense to develop an eating strategy(ies) that reflect those… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part II
We all know well that women and men are different… dah! With that in mind, weight loss for women should be approached differently too, but is it so?! It so happens that women are not studies enough when it comes to diet and exercise - it's not easy to study women: they have hormonal changes… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part I
Ideal weight - is it even a thing?! I don't quite agree with it, mine is such and such and my friend's, who's my age/height - 10-15 pounds different and we both look fine (or even great 🙂 Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?
Cravings hit - whether due to hormonal fluctuations (often as PMS in women), seasonal changes, shifts in microbiome (gut bacteria), some prescription medications or simply due to a concerted effort to eat less for weight loss - we all go through periods of time when we are hungry - All. The. Time. It often becomes… Continue reading How to beat cravings
Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating approach in which you go without eating for 12-18 hours straight. Let's say you have your dinner at 6 pm and your next meal is breakfast at 8 am - you've just passed 14 hrs without eating. Many people claim that IF helps… Continue reading Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?