Starvation mode sounds understandably terrifying to those of you trying to lose weight. Drop your calories too low, and your body responds by slowing your rate of weight loss and holding on to every last pound until your weight loss progress grinds to a halt.
Long term, chronic stress is horrible for your body. Aside from the impact on your immune system, disruption to your sleeping patterns, and raising your blood pressure, there are negative consequences on your fat loss goals too.
Longevity means different things to different people, but for most, it has its roots in living the best quality of life possible for as long as possible. That means being able to move without limitations and keeping up with the family to live life to its fullest.
With over two-thirds of adults in the US being overweight or obese, diets are an essential part of health management. However, after dieting successfully, only 20% of dieters can maintain their weight loss long term.
Protein is an essential macronutrient. Your body needs it to repair itself, but it’s also vitally important for feeling full for longer. When your diet is rich in protein (meaning about 30% of the calories you consume comes from lean protein sources), you will naturally eat fewer calories.
Nothing says summer quite like alfresco dining with your family and friends. As this one is soon coming to an end, it's understandable that many people organise them as often as they can before the weather turns into fall. But if you're trying to lose weight - or even not gain weight - it can be tough to do that when BBQ food's deliciousness surrounds you.
Losing body fat would feel so much easier if we weren't always thinking about snacking between meals, wouldn't it? Sometimes, it feels like food can be on your mind all day!
Women are considered to be postpartum if they have ever given birth, whether that was very recently or decades ago. Considerations must be made when training women who have experienced childbirth because of the changes their bodies undergo.
For women who have given birth, they are always considered to be postpartum. Whether the delivery was 20 minutes ago or 20 years ago - concessions will have to be made and training modifications put in place.
A diet break is a period when you stop actively dieting. It's around 14 days when you deliberately take yourself out of a calorie deficit and eat at your maintenance calories.