Negative Calorie Foods: 15 Foods That Actually Burn More Calories Than They Contain.

No, we’re not advocating the battle to see how few calories you can consume each day or promoting crash diets in any form or function; however, if you’re a snack-o-holic who can’t stop munching and crunching in between meals, try snacking on one of these negative calorie foods instead of gobbling down a cupcake or big bag of chips. Your body can burn more calories just by chewing and processing .......[Read More]

Running Is One of the Best Ways to Lose Weight.

If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm never going to tell you what you want to hear.I intend to keep on telling you the brutal, soul-crushing truth about what it really takes to achieve ambitious health and fitness goals because sugar-coating things doesn't do you any favours.When it comes to getting in shape there are no miracle cures. There is no quick, and the re certainly is no easy. Accept it, or continue being fat...........[Read More]

Top 10 Foods That Burn Fat

Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a spike in interest. It seems that many people are not only curious about what foods a natural bodybuilder eats to maintain single digit body fat, but they also want to be taken by the hand and told exactly what foods to eat themselves.................[Read More]

17 Habits Of Thin People

Imagine the freedom thin people have to eat anything at any time they wish to eat.
“Aren’t they worried about chances of some disease? How do they maintain to be slimmer always? Do they have any secret habits behind this? Are they thin by nature or have they adopted any peculiar workout to become thin always?”
Well, here you will find some interesting information about the habits of thin people.These are not something.........[Read More]

The 7 best fat-blasters

We all have days when there's no time to get to the gym. So we wondered: Which close-to-home cardio activities blast fat fastest?Wonder no more. Here are the top seven fat-and-calorie burners, from Los Angeles based celeb trainer Ramona Braganza, who has helped shape the amazing bodies of stars like Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway..........[Read More]

What? Thin People Eat

THEIR SECRETS figured out! 
After being very discouraged about my weight, and having tried every diet in the book, I happened to run across some information...........[Read More]

1, 800 Calorie Diet Plans:

Welcome to the daily 1,800 calorie diet plans page. Below you'll find a list of daily 1,800 calorie diets that you can use to plan your diet.
Each diet plan is for one day. You can pick out the daily diet plans you like and build them into a complete weekly diet. We're adding more daily diets to this page weekly so be sure to check back for more plans.....[Read More]

7 things you can drink to lose weight

1. Ice cold water....You'll burn an extra 250-to-500 calories a day by drinking 8-to-10 glasses of ice cold water because...Your body has to burn calories (or fat) in order to heat the ice cold water back up to your body temperature so basically...You can lose up to 1 lb. a week JUST by drinking ice cold water.A German study says drinking about 2 extra glasses of water can boost your metabolism by 30%......[Read More]

4 Diet Mistakes that age you

What if the fountain of youth were in your own kitchen? While we’ve come to expect certain physical and mental changes as an inevitable part of getting older, the fact is that the foods we eat—or don’t—may speed those processes along, aging us before our time. The reason is simple: “We eat too many processed foods,” says David Katz, MD, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center........[Read More]

Regular Health Mistakes

All of us make little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the longrun – simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong. Here are
some of the most common mistakes made by many of us.

  • Crossing our legs
  • : Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don’t want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health,....[Read More]

The only 5 diet rules you need

Lots of diets work for lots of people—the key is to find what works best for you. But if you’re not sure where to begin, these 5 science-proven tips (that are easy to fit into any lifestyle) will get you started:
1. Snack on almonds
When salty cravings strike, bypass the pretzels or popcorn. In a study of 65 men and women who were following a low-calorie diet, California researchers found that those who noshed on the nuts shrank their waistlines nearly 50% more than dieters who didn't eat  them, despite consuming the same number of calories. Likewise, Spanish researchers found that even without increasing exercise, a diet enriched with monounsaturated fatty acids (aka MUFAs, found in foods such as almonds and avocados) decreased the accumulation of abdominal fat, compared with a carbohydrate-heavy diet, which increased it........[Read More] 

The "I" Diet

Vanilla Spice Cookies 
Makes thirty-six cookies
From Roberts: “Cookies are usually off the menu for dieters because they’re so high in calories and easy to overeat. This recipe makes cookie eating a no-guilt activity. The cookies are good and easy to prepare, while the extra fiber and healthy oils keep you satisfied longer than a regular cookie would.”....[Read More]

5 Questions To Ask Before Eating Anything

Have you ever walked into your kitchen, opened the fridge, and eaten a cup of sour cream with potato chips before realizing you’d only meant to get a glass of water?
That was me.
I was a rag doll in the fierce clutch of my rampaging hunger. At first, I felt like I couldn’t control my hunger at all. I tried to outsmart it by keeping healthy snacks around the house. That was a step in the right direction but not enough because I was still eating constantly. I was in a constant state of hunger. I started looking for a solution and found it, not in food, but in my relationship to the stuff (I do not, however, have a relationship with mustard greens. Evil stuff)......[Read More]

How I easily lost 70 lbs in eight-nine months

How I easily lost 70 lbs in eight-nine months
Just by walking, drinking lots of water and tea, increasing fiber in my diet, and eating breakfast I was able to lose 70+ lbs in about 8-9 months.
First thing in the morning around 6:15 am, I get up, put on my sneakers, grab my iPod and hit the sidewalks, walking at a comfortable pace for 40 minutes to 1 hour a day, a minimum of 5 days a week.
After my walk, I make myself a big blender smoothie (filled with pomegranate/cranberry juice, banana, pineapple chunks, fresh berries, a tablespoon of powdered fiber and a few ice cubes) and drink the whole thing down slowly. Next, I have a hard-boiled egg, then shower and go into work. (Feel free to substitute different fruits/juices per your taste and in season, but don't leave out the fiber!)......[Read More]

101 thoughts on losing 100 pounds

I lost a lot of weight a few years ago. I lost even more a couple of years ago, then gained some of it back when we had our first child. It’s not just women who gain weight during pregnancy! However, I have still managed to keep most of it off, and I have learned a lot about weight loss along the way.  The Atkins book is where it all started for me. The following list is in no particular order. It’s simply 101 observations I had from losing 100 pounds. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist so take all of this with a grain of salt and discuss any weight loss plans with a professional.....[Read More]