Posts Tagged ‘lose weight’

The Mathematics of Calorie Control

Friday, June 26th, 2009

All diet books and food plans consist of lists of rules for weight control in addition to regulations concerning “foods to consume” and “foods to avoid”. What, then, is the secret of success? The answer is simple. Reduction in intake of calories contributes to reduction in weight. If you look at all diets and weight loss plans minutely, the underlying common factor is the aspect of calorie control.

How many calories to consume?
Calorie needs are very individual; they depend on your weight, age, sex, activity level, metabolic rate and lifestyle habits. On an average, women require around 2000 calories a day, and men 2500 a day.

What about athletes?
An athlete would need more calories. Depending on the sport and goals, he would need to workout his calorie expenditure and a.... Click to Read More

Battling Obesity

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Obesity is associated with several health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, hypertension, gallbladder problems, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis.

Take charge, now!

The more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have health problems. Studies show if you are overweight or obese, even losing 5–10% of your body weight can improve your health. The safest and most effective way to lose weight is to follow a calorie restricted diet and increase physical activity.

How many calories to consume?

Calorie needs are very individual; they depend on your weight, age, sex, activity level, metabolic rate and lifestyle habits. On an average, women require around 2000 calories a day and men 2500 a day.

What do you do if you need to .... Click to Read More