It's important to know how much carb, protein and fat you're eating because they play different roles in your body. You want to give your body the right kind of energy -- and everybody has different energy needs. Don't eat 'low this' or 'high that' just because everybody else is doing it.
Let me quickly take you through why your body needs carbs, protein and fat, where you get them and what percentages are recommended.
I bet you use these serving sizes, too. How many times have you served yourself a bowl of cereal, a glass of wine, a plate of spaghetti or a bag of chips?
Hate to break it to you, but these are just words; not serving sizes. Not in this universe, anyway!
When it comes to cutting calories to lose weight, you need to know the proper serving size for the foods you eat. And once you know the right serving size, you need to take it one step further. You need to measure out your portion of food each time until you can estimate the right amount of food to serve yourself.
Bottom line, you need to stop mindlessly dishing out the food and know the actual serving size instead.
Here are six foods where you need to get the serving size right if you're going to drop the pounds:
But there's one ab exercise you can do while grocery shopping, giving a presentation at work, sitting on the bus, walking down the street -- really, anywhere, anytime.
"What do you mean I can't have chocolate? Screw that! I'm going to have a TON of chocolate."
Or at least that's how I get.
The FitWatch philosophy is to make changes you can live with for the rest of your life. Giving up chocolate is not something I want to do.
The trick, then, is chocolate in moderation -- and to find a way to indulge a chocolate craving without going overboard. A piece of chocolate is nice -- but boring. Chocolate fondue, on the other hand? S-W-O-O-N! The problem with chocolate fondue is it's made with cream, takes time and made in large batches. (Are you really going to stick to one serving when you've got a pot full of melted chocolate sitting in front of you?)
But I have your back! I came up with a low calorie, single-serving, quick and easy mini-chocolate fondue. The fondue itself is only 60 calories! Add in fresh fruit and you can indulge your chocolate craving without having left-overs calling to you in the middle of the night.
Here's the recipe:
Have you ever had that weight loss "moment"? You know the one I mean. That "moment" where you realize that if you keep doing what you're doing, your weight is going to continue ballooning to the point of no return? That moment where you say, "Enough is enough!" That moment where you realize you need to make changes now. Not tomorrow, not 'starting on Monday,' but N-O-W.
Maybe it was when you couldn't breathe while bending over to tie your shoe, maybe it was a number on a scale that you thought you'd never see. Whatever the moment, it's there and it's real. Here's an easy 8 step plan to help you use that moment as a starting point to break out of that weight loss rut that you're in.
If you can't work out indoors, here are five important tips to follow when exercising in the heat:
The two biggest obstacles when trying to lose weight with exercise are boredom and injury. You're probably wondering what are the best exercises to lose weight.
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