As we approach the New Year, you may be planning to set new fitness goals and change your training routines. Gyms tend to capitalize on this period of time by opening new studies or sharing some pretty sweet discounts with potential members. Before signing on the dotted line and joining a new gym or buying a class package, some tips:
Some nutrition tips are for me like nails on a blackboard. It is the abbreviation of “not eating bread, pasta and potatoes” and somehow implies that not only those foods are not healthy but they are also prohibited if you are trying to lose weight. But the long defamed spud is returning. WW (formerly Weight Watchers) now counts potatoes as a Zero Point food in one of their plans, which means that members don’t have to measure or track them.
If you started a diet full of hope and enthusiasm but now you are picking up the pieces, you may feel that you failed. So let me be clear: you didn’t fail. The diet failed you. Most popular diets are simply too much: too restrictive, too low in calories, too cheerful, too expensive, too inconvenient.
Losing weight is much easier than not regaining it. The truth is that diets can work in the short term. Whether it is a low crab level, counting points or calorie count, many plans (when followed) will in fact result in the loss of pounds. But most diets eventually fail because you eventually feel hungry and deprived, discard the plan and recover the lost weight (and, in many cases, even more).
Not a day goes by without you listening, reading or answering a question about the keto diet. And it is not surprising: there are a lot of exaggerations about the dramatic results. The keto diet (abbreviation for ketogenic diet) is a high-fat and low-carb diet plan. By depriving your body of carbohydrates, your preferred source of energy, forces you to use fat as fuel.