Lemon Detox Diet Warning & Health Risks
Friday, 27 June 2008
Find out how the Lemon Detox Diet actually works and affects your body. Learn about the associated health risks and warnings of the Lemon Detox Diet.
The Lemon Detox Diet is based around
exclusively having the same low calorie drink over a week long period.
Many people are attracted to it based on its weight loss properties.
The truth is if you stick to this drink, you will lose weight, but this
is purely based on the fact that you will only be consuming around 800
- 1000 calories per day, half the required calorie intake. The problem
is that you are also consuming only minimal amounts of protein, and
this will lead to muscle loss, as well and bringing the body into
To find out how the Lemon Detox Diet affects your body and the
associated health affects, have a look at this very informative video.
Sunday, 22 June 2008
A calorie counter
is very useful for weight loss as it creates certainty in your meal and exercise program. By counting calories you know if you can just stick to your plan, you will lose weight. Find out some of the tools available on this site for counting calories.
A calorie counter is so important in your weight loss journey as it creates a clear picture of where you are at, and what you need to do to lose weight. For instance, to lose 0.5kg a week you need to burn 500 calories a day more than you eat. However the only way to then make sure of this is to know how many calories you are burning, and how many calories you eat.
Firstly you need to know how many calories your body burns naturally, known as your basal metabolic rate (BMR). This is the energy required for your basic body functions and includes beating of the heart, breathing, and the maintenance of body temperature. It is a function of your age, weight, height, gender and exercise habits. Take our diet profile to work out your BMR.
You can then use our food to work out the calories in the food you eat. You simply need to search for the food and enter in the quantity and it will provide the calories and all nutritional information. A good idea is to start with a standard day and work out how many calories you would normally eat. The results also show how much exercise you would have to do to burn it off!
What is the hardest part about weight loss?
Sunday, 1 June 2008
There are many different reasons why people find it hard to lose weight, but interestingly most are intertwined. Find out the different obstacles and how you can get around them.
There is no doubt that losing weight and keeping it off can be very challenging, but what is the hardest part? We put this question to our weight loss
community to find out the areas that were most challenging. All the responses were categorised and you can see the results below:
Understand fats and how they should be used in your diet
Sunday, 9 March 2008
Fats are an essential part of our diet,
largely used to provide energy and support growth. Fats are the most
concentrated source of energy available to our body. However, the
average Australian eats far more fat than required for good health,
further increasing the difficulty of weight loss.
The main problem with consuming excess dietary
fat is the effect on weight gain. Fat has double the amount of calories
compared to carbohydrate and protein, therefore a reduction in fat
intake is a priority for reducing total calorie intake. Also, a high
fat intake, independent of weight, has been linked to health conditions
such as high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, and colon
To understand this further we need to look at
the different types of fat are and how they are used in our body.
Sustainability is a major factor and a healthy food intake should
incorporate changes that are long-term.
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Diet Pills - Explore & Understand
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
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Sunday, 25 November 2007
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Weight loss tip: Negative effects of excessive alcohol consumption
Thursday, 15 November 2007
There are many effects of alcohol consumption including increased body fat levels, dehydration, reduced co-ordination, decreased strength, power and endurance. Small amounts of alcohol consumed on a regular basis can have a positive effect on health.
Healthy Balanced Diet
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
We all know that it is important to eat nutritious food, but what exactly does this mean? Basically nutrition is the science that examines the relationship between diet and health. by having a good understanding of nutrition we are able....
Summary of low GI foods you should eat
Saturday, 10 November 2007
With all the information on low GI foods it can become confusing on which ones to eat. This article provides some basic guidelines on the types of low GI foods you should be eating.