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

Food Consumption

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

Carbs-Are-Killing-You-Infographic

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…

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…

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…

Zero Calorie Foods Infographic

Zero Calorie Foods Infographic

There is evidence on the effectiveness of green tea for weight loss. A compound in green tea called EGCG has been proven to have thermogenic properties. EGCG also activates AMP-activated protein kinase, which plays a major part in regulating fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Read the full-length article: Green Tea for Weight Loss Zero Calorie…

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 Maintenance Infographic

Carb-Maintenance-Infographic

Carbs, proteins, and fats are broken down in the intestine, carbs into sugars, proteins into amino acids, and fats into fatty acids and glycerol. The body makes use of these 3 units to build components it needs for growing, maintaining, and also activity. Carbs, proteins, and fats are macronutrients that make up the bulk…