Fasting can actually slow down your metabolism. Making it harder for you to lose weight.
Instead you are supposed to eat small bites of food between meals. This keeps your metabolism active and always functioning. After starving yourself your body craves more food than it actually needs and you end up overeating.
Would you believe that skimmed milk actually possesses more calcium than regular full fat milk?
For people who are trying to lose weight, skimmed milk should be their number one option.
Full fat milk is better for children and people who are underweight.
If you want to build lean muscle you are going to need protein. But animal meat isn’t the only source for protein.
Vegetarians just need to eat the right kinds of food. If you are vegetarian who wants more protein than you should consider grains nuts, and cheese.
Nicotine can in fact have an effect on metabolism, causing it to be a fraction faster. But it is not enough to spark significant weight gain upon quitting smoking.
When people quit smoking they suffer from nicotine withdrawals. So people tend to use comfort food as a substitute to nicotine.
Cholesterol is made by the liver.
There are two types of cholesterol: the first being LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol that is bad for you, and what makes it bad for you is the fact that it builds up along the lining of your arteries until it eventually clogs. Clogged arteries can lead to heart disease and even death.
The second type of cholesterol is HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) which is the good cholesterol. HDL cholesterol helps to move cholesterol out of the arteries and back into the liver. It’s thought that the HDL cholesterol helps to prevent heart attack, whereas an insufficient amount may lead to heart disease.
The truth is most brand named power bars on the market today are processed foods. Processed foods are easier for our bodies to digest—in layman terms, our bodies absorb more of processed food.
Whole foods (natural foods) require our intestinal tract to work harder to process the foods. Our bodies retain less ‘junk’ and more nutrients.
Balancing a diet involves carbohydrates. You cannot completely cut them out of your diet.
There is a misconception that carbohydrates make you fat. But in reality it is calories that make you fat.
While replacing soft-drinks with water can help to trim off pounds, there is no evidence that water itself can actually make you lose weight.
For almost 30 years we have been taught that low fat food is good for us. But now evidence suggests that this may have played a role in the rise of obesity.
Not all fat is bad. We need some fat to help maintain our skin, and for the normal functioning of the brain and heart.
When we digest fat it naturally suppresses the ghrelin hormone, which is what causes us to feel hungry. At the same time it’s suppressing our hunger, it also causes the release of peptides which is what makes us fill full and satisfied.