Easy Things to Do Every Night to Lose More Weight

3. Downsize Your Dinner If dinner tends to be the biggest meal of the day and breakfast tends to be the smallest, try flipping those proportions. The body’s metabolism works at a significantly higher rate in the morning compared to later in the day, according to findings published in February 2020 in the Journal of Clinical […]

Developing a Healthy Relationship With Eating and Exercise

Understanding calories and energy expenditure is important to overall health, but obsessing over the two won’t do you any favors. Though it can be hard to reframe these obsessive thoughts, start by focusing less on quantity and more on quality, as well as how both food and exercise can benefit your body outside of your […]

Weight Control: The Facts Make It Easy – Part II

Visibility allows flexibility – do it your wayTo reiterate, nowhere in Part 1 did we tell you what to eat or do to lose weight.  All we have said is “know how many calories you burn, what you want to weigh and when, and then you’ll know how many calories you get to eat.” And by now […]

Weight Control: The Facts Make It Easy – Part I

If you know what to do, then why CAN’T you control your weight? The simple answer to the question is motivation, because everyone knows how to lower their weight – everyone. Yes, ALL adults know (albeit many are in denial) that their undesirable or oversized fat stores are a result of eating or drinking more […]

The Facts About Eating A 1200-Calorie Diet

Eating just 1,200 calories a day may help you drop those last few pesky pounds. But even when cutting calories, weight loss success depends on the individual. So, it’s not easy to predict, for example, how long it will take to lose 5 pounds on a 1,200-calorie diet. “Genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental differences between people can […]

A 1,200-Calorie Sample Menu

While you can easily incorporate many of your favorite foods into a low-calorie diet, sample menus can help add variety or reinforce the concepts of balance and moderation. Below, you’ll find a weeklong sample menu for a balanced 1,200-calorie plan. At any meal and snack, add water, unsweetened hot or iced tea or sparkling water […]

Make Every Bite Count

Hunger and cravings are significant barriers to any meal plan. To counter this, Malkani recommends more high-volume, fluid-containing and low-calorie foods, such as salads, vegetables, soups and fruits. In addition, she recommends eating balanced meals, drinking plenty of water and incorporating high-fiber foods, such as whole grains and legumes. Equally important is to avoid getting calories […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 3: Shop and Plan Whether you are simply improving food choices or following a low-calorie meal plan, planning ahead is important for success. The Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsrecommends that you start with a thoughtful grocery list. Make this list after planning meals for the week, and take note of what you already have on […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 2: Understand Your Macro Needs All meal plans provide a certain amount of energy from carbohydrates, protein and fat — the main energy nutrients in food. While the ideal proportions of these macronutrients continues to be a topic of dispute, the National Academy of Sciencesprovides fairly flexible guidelines. “The percentages of macronutrients that make up a […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 1: Seek Expert Advice A 1,200-calorie diet is not inherently risky and may work well if this energy intake helps you achieve gradual, safe weight loss. But if following this plan makes you hungry or weak, you probably need to adjust your diet. Also, if this low-calorie plan causes rapid weight loss — greater […]

A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back on calories is an important step. A diet that limits the daily calories to about 1,200 may help you reach your goal weight but may provide too little energy and nutrients for most active women and men (men need at least 1,500 cals per day). Regardless of […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Getting Sick Catching colds regularly? Your low-calorie diet may be to blame. “Eating too little can negatively affect the immune system and stress out the body,” Moskovitz says. When this happens, your body produces fewer lymphocytes, aka infection-fighting white blood cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Consequently, with lower lymphocyte levels, you run a greater risk of getting […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Hungry All the Time When you begin a weight-loss plan, your body might need time to adjust to eating fewer calories, so a hunger pang here or there is common. But if you’re constantly craving your next meal or snack after a few days, something might be up. “Thinking about food all the time […]

Introduction To Basic Nutrition

Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as well as peak athletic performance. Major causes of death and disease are intimately linked to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, and an inadequate diet is associated […]