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FAT LOSS vs WEIGHT LOSS

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Why do so many people (especially females) focus more on weight loss instead of fat loss? Everybody wants to lose weight which makes the scale a huge defining factor of success. This is where a lot of people lose sight of their health and physical appearance and focus their attention more on scale weight. Weight loss comes in 2 forms: Healthy weight loss (Fat loss) This is achieved with reducing weight by losing only stored body fat. This form of … Read More

FAT BURNER/METABOLISM ENHANCER & CLA

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FAT BURNERS/METABOLISM ENHANCERS Many people misunderstand what a fat burner does. To many people think it’s that miracle pill that they have been searching for that will melt fat easily without effort, exercise or a proper eating plan. Unfortunately your diet or proper eating plan is 80% of your battle. However a fat burner (which is a natural supplement and not a drug) together with a proper eating plan and training program will greatly enhance the fat burning process. Fat … Read More

What Effect Does Alcohol Have On The Human Body?

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Although what we eat, how we eat it and when we eat is of vital importance, this alone is not sufficient for fast effective and permanent fat loss. As I mentioned in a previous post the only way to burn body fat is if you are in a calorie deficit and by focusing on eating alone you are bound to hit a plateau which will force you to lower your calories further. Dropping your calories too low will have a … Read More

The 2 Energy Pathways & How it Relates to Exercise

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  As we have learnt in a previous post that energy is created by calories being burnt. Now what do we need energy for? We require energy for everything we do from exercise to our daily activities including breathing, eating, digestion of food and every other bodily function.   Let’s look at exercise for example; where do we get the energy to perform this task? We get the energy from the food that we eat which is converted into glucose … Read More

Is Exercise Necessary for Fat Loss?

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This post is really a follow up on my previous post where I emphasize on the importance of exercise. If you require quick, permanent results in terms of fat loss and all the health benefits that come with exercise then exercise is necessary. In my opinion exercise is not just necessary; it is vital and should be a must in everyone’s life. You will eventually hit a plateau if you try to diet the fat of with no exercise and … Read More

Why Should We Not Focus On Eating Alone To Burn Body Fat?

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Although what we eat, how we eat it and when we eat is of vital importance, this alone is not sufficient for fast effective and permanent fat loss. As I mentioned in a previous post the only way to burn body fat is if you are in a calorie deficit and by focusing on eating alone you are bound to hit a plateau which will force you to lower your calories further. Dropping your calories too low will have a … Read More

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

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