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19 Easy Ways to Burn 500+ Calories per Day without Exercise

“I don’t have time to exercise”…Yeah, we’ve all said it. The fact is that there are opportunities to burn extra calories throughout the day without having to spend 60 minutes or more at the gym. I’ve compiled some tips that can help you burn 500 or more calories per day by making minor adjustments to your daily routine. Think about it; burning an extra 500 calories-a-day is equivalent to burning 1 lb. of body fat per week! That’s over 50 lbs. per year without adding any intense exercise! Hopefully you’ll find some of these tips useful, and if you have any of your own to add, simply post it in the “comments” section below – we love great tips from our readers! Read More…

Information about Carbohydrates and High-Carb Diets

Carbohydrates supply energy for the body in the form of glucose. This process occurs with the help of an enzyme called amylase, which helps to break down carbohydrates into a usable energy source by the body. Carbohydrates an essential part of any diet plan, and according to most health organizations, should be the most abundant source of calories in your diet. Contrary to what most low-carb diets encourage, eliminating carbs from your diet is not a healthy way to live and can even be dangerous long term. A moderate to high-carbohydrate diet plan may be the ideal choice for athletes or physically active people, but talk to your doctor before increasing your daily carb intake because eating too many carbs can lead to weight gain. Read More…

Eating Healthy: A 24-Hour Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Over the course of a day, it’s easy to consume far more calories than you probably should. Planning out a daily meal plan is one of the best ways to get organized, focused and to improve efficiency when it comes to eating healthy. Over the course of a 24-hour period, breakfast, lunch and dinner should consist of well-balanced food choices low in sugar, salt and within your daily calorie range. Read More…

Healthy Eating Trumps Exercise When it Comes to Weight Loss

Losing weight is one of the toughest endeavors anyone could every take on, but it is also one of the most important components of living a long and healthy life. Though exercise can help reduce body fat and build muscle mass when done correctly, eating healthy is actually a more effective weight loss tool than exercise alone. The whole concept of losing weight is really just a simple numbers game; burn more calories than are consumed each day and positive weight loss results will follow. Correcting bad dietary habits will not only benefit those looking to shed a few pounds, but eating better can also help to improve overall health and wellness in other areas of the body as well.
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Wanna Get Fat?…5 of the Highest Calorie Drinks in the U.S.

My recent five page report on the negative health effects associated with drinking high-calorie beverages showed how drinking these types of beverages can lead to massive weight gain and a plethora of other diseases and conditions. Obesity is no joke in 2010; it’s a problem that affects nearly 1/3rd of the adult population in the United States. Simply by cutting out non-diet sodas, energy drinks and sugar-filled drinks, you can greatly reduce your daily caloric intake, and even lose weight in the long term. However, if you plan to lose weight this year, the five drinks below had better NOT be in your diet plan:
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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 3 of a Five Page Detailed Report

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on the negative health effects of consuming empty calories, we discussed how obesity rates have been effected over the years due to the rise in consumption of unhealthy drinks since 1985. So what exactly is an empty calorie and what foods and drinks are full of them? Let’s find out…

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The Health Effects of Consuming Empty Calories in Drinks: Part 1 of a Five Page Detailed Report

Want to lose 50 or more pounds within a 12 month period? Losing weight is as simple as cutting out empty calories from your diet; specifically, cutting out empty calories found in drinks such as soda, energy drinks, alcohol and sugar-filled fruit juices. As you’ll soon find out, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that it’s not uncommon for the average American to consume 800 or more calories per day through drinks alone–that is equal to 5,600 calories per week, or over 1-1/2 pounds of fat per week!

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