What Are Calories and How Does it Affect Our Lives?

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Let me start by explaining the definition of a Calorie. What is a calorie? A calorie is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius, in another words a calorie is a measure of heat energy. When food is burned, it releases a certain amount of heat (energy), depending on the type of food, for example; Fat has more calories (9 calories per gram) than Carbohydrates (4 calories per gram) and … Read More

What is Low GI?

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GI is an abbreviation for GLYCEMIC INDEX. A big hype has been created about low GI food; people are now consuming large amounts of low GI food all because they were told by family, friends, the media etc. that this is good. I am not saying that low GI foods are bad, all I am saying is that most people out there have no clue as to how low GI food is beneficial to them and that too much of … Read More

The AB Myth!

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I am sure you have heard of or have tried numerous abdominal exercises or abdominal machines to try and burn the fat around the belly region. Did it work? I am guessing it did not. All this hype that was created by marketing ads was just a money making tactic. I want to let you in on a little secret, doing abdominal exercises with or without any fancy machines or equipment will not help you lose fat around the belly … Read More

Fat Burning Foods

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The food that we put into our bodies determine how we look and feel, today’s society is being consumed by the fast food industry and all for the sake of convenience. This alone plays a huge role in today’s increase in obesity and health problems. You are exactly what you eat, if you eat lots of junk food then you will look and feel that way. Fat loss is such a huge concern today that people are trying numerous diets, … Read More

Does Weight Training Make Women Bulky?

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Most women out there don’t like weight training or choose not to get involved in weight training for the fear of getting bulky. Is this true? I am here to tell you that it is not true. Women are influenced a lot by the media and seeing these huge body’s on women in some of the fitness magazines and bodybuilding shows has created a fear of getting big and bulky. I want to put this myth to rest once and … Read More