Posts tagged "calories"
Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Which would you choose: washed out white bread or brownish golden whole grain bread? And more important, why? You may be part of the 72% and 73% of American who consume more fiber and whole grains respectively–according to the 2010 Food & Health Survey by the International Food Information Council—in the pursuit of satiety and...
Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 2

Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 2

My previous post addressed some common fitness advice, what they really mean, and if you should ever follow it. Here is the second part of that subject where I examine the relationship between heavy weights and strength and the battle between treadmill and elliptical for burning the most calories. Advice: “ No need to lift...
Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

Popular Fitness Advice—Debunked, Part 1

“Burn more than 1,000 calories by doing this group fitness class.” “Maximize fat burning with high intensity interval training.” “Yoga can cure almost everything!” We come across headlines like these everywhere from magazines to blogs to twitter. But should we heed to all this advice? Many popular fitness practices often come from studies and/or research...
Pour on the Vinegar—Lose the Body Fat

Pour on the Vinegar—Lose the Body Fat

One day it is tea. The next it is grapefruit. The list for the next “fat burner food” seems endless. But here is the hard truth: it is not the food itself that makes your muffin top crumble. Instead, the so-called “magic” comes from its specific ingredients or enzymes that have proven fat-burning properties. Take...
Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

This year, athletes and celebrities praised the gluten free diet as the panacea to nearly everything—from winning top tennis tournaments to red carpet ready for the Oscars. Plenty of studies showed our erratic sleep patterns make our waists bigger. Almost every health magazine welcomed back fats to our plates while vitamin D seems to aid...