How many calories to lose weight


How many calories to lose weight is a popular question but to be honest it does not come with a straight forward answer. I’m sure a lot of you may have been lost from time to time in the endless calorie calculations or taken a wild guess trying to lose weight. Nevertheless do not despair. Below I have summarised the main things you need to know when trying to calculate how many calories to consume in order to lose weight. For a start you will find a […]

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How to keep fruit and vegetables fresh

Colorful healthy fresh fruit

We all know that a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables is ideal for good health.  However, it is not always easy to store fruit and vegetables correctly to prolong their life and keep them fresh for the maximum time.  We’ve all had soggy lettuces, bruised peaches and mouldy carrots lurking at the bottom of the refrigerator.  Here is a guide on how to store your fresh produce to prolong its life and avoid food wastage. Remember that the time that fresh fruit lasts will […]

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5 Bodyweight exercises that burn fat

Not everybody wants or can spend an hour in the gym everyday training. A lot of people would be happy to know a handful of exercises which they can do at home and still have the fat burning benefits. In this article we have gathered 5 exercises which they use your own body’s weight but they can still provide a fat burning and muscle building workout. I don’t believe in absolute statements such as ‘the very best of exercises’ or ‘the only exercises’. These exercises […]

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10 ways to get back on your weight loss goals

Sticking to a weight loss regime can be a hard job especially if it involves losing the weight in long period of time. The first few weeks it is easy to keep motivated especially if you can see the pounds falling off. As time progress, weight loss can slow down, maybe hit a plateau, hit a few parties, or simply lose interest and perspective. Before you know it all the good work seems to disappear and the pounds slip back on. So what can you […]

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Pilates for weight loss – Can you lose weight with Pilates?


What is Pilates? The Pilates technique was introduced by Joseph Pilates as a form of exercise in America (1926) and ever since they have grown into popularity and are now accepted in their use. Through the years they have evolved into different techniques (i.e. STOT Pilates, modified Pilates APPI technique, contemporary Pilates and so on) using apparatus such as the reformer, with books written about them, and DVDs for people to take home and practice. The supporters and developers of different Pilates techniques claim a […]

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How to lose weight if you have a slow metabolism

Diet concept. Ripe green apple with measuring tape

People often refer to as having a slow or a fast metabolism. This categorization has also been used some times to explain why some people may put on weight easier or slower and /or why they can fail losing weight. Is there such a thing as slow metabolism and if so what can someone do in order to lose weight? This article will look into some basic metabolic principles and how does energy expenditure (calorie burning) work so as to understand better how to lose weight if […]

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Do You Know How to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat?

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Do you know how to lose stubborn belly fat? Take the following multiple choice quiz and see if you know all there is to know about how to shrink you waistline and keep the inches off. (1) What types of foods contribute to excess fat in the abdominal area? (a) Foods high in monounsaturated fats, such as nuts, seeds and dark chocolate. (b) Fried foods (c) High protein foods (d) All of the above Answer: (b) Fried foods often add unwanted inches to the abdominal […]

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