The Science of Weight Loss Infographic

Weight-Loss

The science of weight loss is in theory very basic. In order to lose weight, a person needs to use up more calories than consumed. One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. In order to lose one pound of fat, the body needs to use up 3,500 calories. By creating a daily deficit…

Carb Protein Fat Calculator

8 Great Sources of Plant Based Protein Infographic

First establish daily calories needed with the daily calorie calculator, and then use the carb, protein and fat calculator below to calculate carbohydrate, protein and fat ratio in calories and grams according to a preset ratio or enter your own ratios in the appropriate spaces. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are broken down in the…

Brown Rice for Weight Loss

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Brown Rice for Weight Loss Study 1 Replacing white rice with brown rice can have a significant impact on weight loss efforts. Whole-grain foods like brown rice have a low glycemic index, and according to a 2006 study, low glycemic index foods are most effective for weight loss. The study suggested that dietary glycemic…

Daily Calorie Calculator

The Cost of Calories Infographic

For you to lose weight, you will need to create a calorie deficit. Use the Activity Calorie Calculator to get an idea of calories burned from a variety of exercises and physical activities. A calorie is another term for energy and energy balance is the balance of calories consumed from drinking and eating in…

Ingredient In Olive Oil Helps To Satisfy Hunger

12 Benefits Of Olive Oil Infographic

A fatty acid which is abundantly found in olive oil as well as other healthful unsaturated fats has an additional benefit, it can help keep the body content for longer in between meals. Research shows that when this kind of fat, called oleic acid, gets to the intestine, it’s converted to the lipid hormone…

Regulation Of Food Consumption Influenced By Food Images

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The hormonal regulation of our food consumption is controlled by external stimuli. Researchers have proved something scientifically that we have always known: the appetite is stimulated by just the mere sight of tasty food. Research on healthy young males has reported that the level of the neurosecretory protein hormone ghrelin within the blood will…

Carbs Are Killing You Infographic

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In a 2007 study, 311 overweight women were randomly assigned to one of 4 diets: the Atkins, the Zone, the LEARN, and the Ornish. The Atkins is very low in carbs, the Zone is low in carbs, the LEARN is low in fats and high in carbs, and the Ornish is very high in…

Chromium For Weight Loss

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Chromium picolinate is a chemical compound available as a supplement for preventing or treating chromium deficiency. Several studies show that chromium picolinate supplements can help with weight loss as well as muscle gain. A 1989 study by Dr. Kenneth Cooper involved football players who were split into two groups, one group took chromium supplements…

HMB Supplementation For Weight Loss

HMB Supplementation For Weight Loss

Numerous studies have shown that HMB supplementation can help build muscle strength and size, which ultimately helps with weight loss. Because muscle is metabolically active, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. A person with lots of muscle burns 35 to 70 more calories daily than a person with lots of…

Healthy Food Alternatives To Supercharge Weight Loss Infographic

Healthy Food Alternatives To Supercharge Weight Loss Infographic

Substituting white rice for brown rice has a substantial impact on losing weight. Whole grain foods such as brown rice have a low glycemic index, and low GI foods are best for reducing weight. Research suggests that not just overall calorie intake, but also dietary glycemic load, has an impact on weight reduction. Read…

Grapes for Weight Loss

Grapes for Weight Loss

Grapes for Weight Loss Study 1 The resveratrol in grapes has anti-obesity properties. Research in cells as well as animal models has revealed that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, stimulates the expression of adiponectin, a hormone resulting from cells that make and store fat. Adiponectin is released by fat tissue and functions within…

Body Mass Index Calculator

BMI And Waist Circumference Chart

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight for height which is widely used to categorize underweight, overweight and obesity. BMI is bodyweight (kg) divided by height (m) squared (BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9). Overweight is typically defined as a BMI of 25 to…