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Is It Ok To Have A Cheat Day When On A Calorie Restricted Diet?

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Can cheating on your diet help you lose weight? There have been many controversies around a cheat meal or a cheat day. A cheat meal is generally a meal that you would not eat when on a diet, a meal that would make you feel guilty. I personally together would many other professionals out there know that cheat meals or a cheat day does have benefits and can boost fat loss. Cheat days also helps make dieting more bearable; imagine … Read More

Should You Be Counting Calories?

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What is Calorie? A calorie is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 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). The more calories that are in the food, the more energy … Read More

WHAT SHOULD WE BE EATING?

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Most people out there go through life not knowing what foods are good for them and how to eat them. When they decide that their bodies have had enough of junk food (this generally happens when their clothes don’t fit them anymore or when one of the dreaded disease’s strike), they say to themselves that it is now time to go on a diet and become rabbits, they live of salads, some may try an all fruit diet. This type … Read More

HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT EXERCISE IS KNOWN TO ALLEVIATE

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There are numerous medical conditions and health related problems that can be alleviated by exercise and these are the most significant ones: Allergies – Exercise is one of the body’s most efficient ways to control nasal congestion. Angina – Aerobic exercise dilates vessels, increasing blood flow thereby improving the body’s ability to extract oxygen from the blood stream. Anxiety – Exercise triggers the release of mood altering chemicals in the brain. Arthritis – Exercise induces the manufacture of synovial fluid, … Read More

Why Is Water Important And How Much Should We Drink?

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Water makes up 75% of your total body weight, losing 10% of water can make you sick and losing 20% can kill you. Water is responsible for every bodily function known to man. Blood is made up 90% water which makes the transportation of nutrients and energy to all parts of the body possible and the transportation of metabolic waste out of the body through your kidneys. Temperature regulation in the body is controlled by water; water assists your digestive … Read More

What Effect Does Alcohol Have On The Human Body?

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Small amounts of alcohol may have some benefits but large amounts or the abuse of alcohol will be detrimental to your health and physique. Now when I say small amounts I mean 1 glass per day, ( example a glass of wine or a glass of whisky) this has been proven to increase HDL (good cholesterol) in the body. This excludes the soft drinks or sweetened drinks that are sometimes added to alcohol.  In my opinion the benefits are so … Read More

Will the Winter Weather Have A Negative or Positive Effect on Your Weight?

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Cold temperatures during winter can have both a negative and a positive effect on your weight. It is about how you take advantage of the benefits of these conditions. Some may enjoy burning fat during winter, and some may find it easier to burn fat during summer but I personally think that it’s just a matter of preference. One can burn fat at the same rate throughout the year; you just have to know how to manipulate the conditions.   … Read More

Good Fats vs Bad Fats

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Fats are considered bad and unhealthy but are all fats really bad? There are 2 different types of fats, SATURATED FATS and UNSATURATED FATS. Saturated fats are your bad fats and should be avoided at all cost. These fats are harmful and can lead to very high cholesterol levels and obesity. A simple test can help you distinguish whether the fats that you are consuming are saturated (bad fats) or not, all u have to do is leave the fat … Read More

How To Boost Your Metabolism

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What is the definition of metabolism? “The chemical processes occurring within our bodies that are necessary for the maintenance of life”. Energy is required for these chemical processes to occur and where does this energy come from? This energy comes from the carbohydrates that we consume which is converted into glucose (blood sugar) and body fat; the human body can also convert protein into energy. Having a fast metabolism means that more energy is going to be used therefore boosting … Read More

What Is Your Body Type?

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There are more than 6 billion people on this earth and every single one of them is unique, nobody shares the same body type. Some may look alike but they have a different cell structure, gene structure, bone structure etc. When it comes to physique there are 3 different body types, a Mesomorph, an Ectomorph and an Endomorph. Mesomorph – A Mesomorph is naturally lean with small waists, broad/square shoulders, high metabolism, chest dominates over abdominal area and they gain … Read More