Keeping your metabolism humming is key to losing weight. In fact, a high metabolism means that you can burn calories even when you're resting! If you're one of those lazy people who hate exercising, your dreams are about to come true…
Here are four foods that functional medicine practitioners claim to raise your resting metabolic rate!
Four foods that burn calories while you’re resting
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If you think you eat well, think again! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that most people don't eat nearly enough vegetables and whole grains as they should. Does this mean that you need to make some radical changes to your diet to start eating better? Of course not - subtle yet strategic swaps at every meal is all it takes to fill those nutritional gaps!
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Who doesn't want to be fitter and leaner? I know I do. But I'm frankly sick and tired of falling prey to false promises. You know, the ones that go, “Eat what you like and still lose weight!” or, “Lose a minimum of 5 kg in just one month!”
While both of these goals are completely attainable, it's not as easy as it sounds. It takes time - and a lot of hard work - to reach them! Luckily,... ››› more
Hold up! Before you putting anything more than a tea bag or a spoon of coffee in your mug, read this...
A new study done by researchers from the University of Illinois in the USA have found that pouring any extras into your cup - like sugar, milk or cream - adds on a WHOLE lot of calories!
“Our findings indicate that a lot of coffee and tea drinkers regularly use caloric add-ins to improve... ››› more
If you often find yourself wishing for your 20- or 30-something metabolism to make a surprise comeback, you're not alone…
The reality is that as you age, it gets more difficult to lose weight and keep it off due to a combination of lifestyle and physiological factors. While there's no quick-fix to banish belly fat and saddlebags, you have more control than you think!
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Stay away from white carbs. Eat more healthy fat. Opt for sugar alternatives. Don't eat this, don't eat that.
You should eat six meals a day evenly spaced out every two to three hours. You should practise intermittent fasting. You shouldn't eat any carbohydrates after 6pm. You should follow the Paleo diet. Actually, you should avoid meat.
As a health and fitness writer, I can easily admit th... ››› more
You try your best to find time to work out, ideally three to five times a week. You know you should be working out, but how do you know what activity you should be doing?
I mean, there are so many classes and pieces of equipment to choose from that it can feel almost overwhelming—am I right? Some people choose to do certain classes because they're fun—and that's so important because workin... ››› more
So, what does one eat to break the nighttime fast? Fast-paced morning routines of exercise, family antics, meditation, or early work starts often make us short on time.
This leads to many people eating the same things every day; grabbing poor-quality, processed convenience meals. Or, even worse, going without breakfast altogether and hitting 11am ravenous and ready to tear into a muffin and sug... ››› more
Forget the number 2,000. There's a new calculator you can use that'll spit out an exact calorie count and exercise regimen you'll need to hit your weight loss goals!
The new calculator, called the Body Weight Planner, is now available online for public use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been using it for research since 2011 though. “We originally intended the Body Weight Planner... ››› more
Traditional thinking suggests that carbohydrates are bad for you - especially if you're trying to lose weight.
But here's something that might go against everything you've ever heard: Carbs might be the single most important thing you can eat for weight loss and overall health! This goes according to Dr Mark Hyman, an American doctor and New York Times best-selling author.
In fact, Dr Hyman... ››› more
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