Tag Archives : Fat

High Protein Diet For Weight Loss – Be Careful

If you’ve had a weight problem for years you will be up for trying anything to shed that excess fat. But if you look behind the headline promises of lost inches and fat what will you find? Diets, like the Atkins diet, tend to be high in saturated fat as well as protein. It’s actually […]

Yo Yo Diet – why does the fat come back so fast?

You know the feeling.. you’ve done really well on your latest diet. But then you cave in and BOOM – as if by magic you’ve put it all back on, AND MORE, in what seems like a few days. How is this even possible?? But anyone who’s on the yo yo diet treadmill know this […]

Foods With Good Carbs

Get your carbs wrong and you can easily look as big as the back end of a bus and feel pretty rubbish too. Get them right and say hello to a slim and vibrant body. Why do we need carbohydrates? Carbohydrates should supply us with: Water (the clue is in the name) Energy Fibre Protein […]

Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

You would be excused in thinking that it did with all the hype about low fat diets. However, some fats do contribute to an expanding waist line while others actually help us keep trim. I wrote about how fats can aid weight loss here: Lose Weight by Eating Fat This week I’m going to look […]

Lose Weight By Eating Fat

Some fats actually increase our metabolic rate. So making sure we have these in our diet helps us lose weight if we need to. Keeping weight off is easier when these are included in our diet. Increasing our metabolic rate gives us more energy, making us more likely to exercise. This in turn helps with […]

Calorie Counting, Does It Help?

Calorie counting as a way of keeping weight down doesn’t work. It’s easy to count calories, but that’s not the same as burning them. There are lots of things that vary the rate that our bodies burn calories and simply just counting them doesn’t work for very long to keep our weight down. Calories come […]

Paleolithic Diet – Are Today’s Hunter Gatherers Healthy?

People who like their steaks, pork chops and bacon suggest that meat and fats can’t cause health problems as humans have been hunter gatherers since the dawn of time. Accepting that this might be true and ignoring the fact that most of us don’t hunt any more (at great energy and exercise expense) there is usually another […]

Low Carb Diet? Do Carbs Make You Fat?

All carbohydrates are not equal, some do indeed make us fat but many don’t and are essential to a well balanced and healthy diet. The major fuel source for your body is glucose. The body maintains a narrow blood glucose range. Too high is toxic to the body, too low and you can’t function When […]