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Resistance Training and weight loss

Can Resistance Training Help with Weight loss?

Can resistance training help with weight loss? Resistance or strength training is classified as ‘anaerobic exercise’ and is the type of exercise that enhances power and builds muscle mass.  There are many different methods of strength training, the most common of which are weight and resistance exercises such as lifting weights, using resistance bands or using your own body weight. Emerging evidence suggests that resistance exercise is capable of boosting your overall calorie burning. Muscle burns energy, even at rest, because it is ‘active’ tissue (versus fatty tissue which is not active tissue). Therefore, increasing your muscle:fat ratio gives you a higher resting metabolic rate, so you burn more calories at rest as well as during planned or incidental exercise. A study published in the Journal of the American...

Maintaining Weight After Weight Loss

Maintaining weight after weight loss? Maintaining weight is very complex and is often influenced by many factors, both inside and outside of the body. Let's look at one factor - hormones - and discover what's happening inside your body as you are losing weight: If you have been overweight for a few years, your body has been programmed to think this is your “normal weight” and will work hard to maintain this weight. Once you have lost approximately 5-10% of your body weight, your body may begin conserving energy as it goes into starvation prevention mode.  The role of Hormones Your body does this by regulating your appetite through hormones (GLP-1, PYY and ghrelin). As you eat, hormone signals from the stomach and gut are processed in your brain...


Best Weight Loss Diet For Me

Best Weight Loss Diet for Me The word diet comes from the Latin word “diaita” meaning way of life, or the Latin word diaeta which describes a dietary regime; diet is not just a menu for a day or week, or something to ‘go on’, rather it is your usual food choices over time. Unfortunately, in today’s society most people use ‘diet’ to describe a short-term plan for weight loss instead of as a lifestyle or way of life.  Traditional Diets While there have been many studies on diets from all over the world, it is important to understand how our bodies have evolved over the centuries to adjust to the foods that are found in our natural environment.  If we consider the diets of many traditional people groups around...


Eating Healthy On A Budget

Eating healthy on a budget When you are on a tight budget, meal planning and grocery shopping has its challenges. It can be even more challenging when you are on a budget and following a healthy eating plan. Right? Wrong! I believe you and your family can eat healthy on a tight budget. So, I thought I would give you a few hints and suggestions to help you when planning your healthy meals. Buy fresh produce when it's in season and freeze it. Fresh produce is always great, but the cost can add up fast. Stick with buying what's currently in season and consider stocking up when you find a good deal. Look for sales and stock up. If you have common items that you buy for...