When you first start working out, it is easy to be motivated as it is a novelty. You are on a high about eating healthier, exercising more and are excited at the prospect of looking better. However, as time goes by it is easy for motivation levels to wane a bit (or a lot in […]
The organ that metabolises fat in the body is the liver. If you eat foods that improve the functioning of the liver then, in turn, this helps the body in fighting fat which can lead to a more svelte looking you! Some foods can contribute to increasing the body’s ability to fight fat. Here we look at some of the most popular ones in no particular order.
No one’s weight will remain the same throughout their life. There are a variety of factors that influence weight gain and loss. For example, what a person weighs has to do with their genes as well as their physiology, not to mention their age and the condition of their health.
One pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 calories (1 pound = .0.453592 kilos). To be as safe and as healthy as possible a real goal to strive for is to lose one to two pounds a week. To lose one pound in a week’s time, you will need to burn off 3500 more calories than you will take in over the course of the week it’s not as difficult to do as it sounds.
Make sure you eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day. Eat at least five servings daily. Fruits and vegetables are full of disease fighting antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are also bulk dense foods that will fill you up quickly, so you will eat less. Fruits and veggies are also low in calories, and they taste good!
Accusations are rife that this is a handy but ultimately nebulous expression used by many marketers and most would like you to believe that super foods really aren’t so easy to define. That’s the official line lately but of course it doesn’t change the fact that some foods are just packed with nutrients while also being low in calories or good for us in other ways.