Understanding metabolism and resting metabolic rate can improve the results of any weight loss program.When you think about doing activities that burn calories, you might think about running, jumping, and lifting weights. What you may not realize is that your body burns a significant amount of calories just performing basic functions, such as breathing and circulating blood. In fact, your
Most people don’t need to be told that it can be difficult to keep weight off no matter how hard they try, but they may not know exactly why this is. When a certain popular weight-loss reality show had people dropping dozens upon dozens of pounds over the course of just a few weeks, it was hailed by many people
As one year comes to a close and another one begins, it’s a time for reflecting on the year past and making goals for the future. Weight loss continues to be the most popular type of New Year’s resolution made by Americans. Unfortunately, setting a New Year’s resolution is not the same thing as keeping a New Year’s resolution. In
Once Halloween has passed, all thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. While many of us joyfully look forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays, they can also be sources of stress when you are trying to stick to a weight loss program. Learn how to avoid a dietary setback and tackle the holidays with confidence.
More than 67% people in the United States are overweight or obese, and 49% of adults are actively trying to lose weight. Although dieting is the most common method of attempted weight loss, it often doesn’t work out as well as hoped. Furthermore, repeatedly gaining and losing weight can have a negative impact on your metabolic activity and overall health.
We all know that eating healthy can be expensive. The methods of food production that boost the volume and speed at which foods can be produced tend to introduce unhealthy food stabilizers, flavor enhancers, and unnatural chemicals into the food. By contrast, healthy foods are grown in ways that are natural, or closer to natural. But naturally grown foods are