nutrition

How To Determine The Number Of Calories You Should Eat To Lose Weight

When you start a diet, determining how much to eat can feel a bit like playing calorie roulette. Many people turn to a calorie calculator, but they can greatly overestimate the amount of food that you need to lose weight. Here’s how to calculate your own target.


What To Eat Before An Endurance Race

So you’ve decided to tackle an endurance race — maybe a marathon or half marathon, maybe a triathlon, century ride, all-day hike, or some other multi-hour effort. Of the many tough decisions you’ll make that day, one of the first is: What should you eat for breakfast?


Create A Custom Weight Loss Meal Plan In Four Steps

Eating healthy at home is easy…if you have a nutritionist and chef on hand. In reality, figuring out what to eat and when can be a daunting task. This comprehensive guide from fitness coach and author JC Deen takes away the guess work.


Reduce Stress-Induced Junk Food Cravings With A 15-Minute Walk

When you’re stressed out, junk food starts to look even more tempting than usual. A recent study found that going for a quick walk as soon as those cravings hit can help you keep things under control, even if the treats are right in front of you.


Bacon Can Power You Through A Marathon

Even if you don’t fear fatty foods, you may have been reluctant to rely on them as fuel for exercise. A new review of scientific studies shows that a fat-heavy diet can work well for runners and cyclists, although it may take a few weeks for your body to adapt.


Why Eating More Plants And Less Meat Is Good For Everyone

Meat contains some important nutrients, but it’s not essential for a healthy diet. Many people, especially men in Western countries are, on average, eating too much of it. Despite vested interests that wish to maintain this status quo, which prevails in most Western countries, there are very good reasons to curb your meat consumption.


Three Common Fitness Traps To Avoid (And What To Do Instead)

Benjamin Franklin once said there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and too much fitness information. OK, he didn’t say that last one, but it’s still true. Fitness is overwhelming. We compensate by making mindless decisions that actually leave us vulnerable. Let’s look at three ways we can prevent ourselves from falling victim to our own psychology and marketers.


What To Do When Your Weight Loss Stalls

If you’re losing weight, your progress will stall at some point. Even if you are doing everything right, the number on the scale will stop budging. Here’s what to do when this happens.


The Unique Difficulties That Women Face With Weight Loss

If you’re a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it’s hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.


10 Ways To Save 2000 Kilojoules And Drop A Clothes Size

Want to drop a dress or pants size? Then losing five kilograms, or about 5% of your body weight will help that zipper start to close with ease.