Are you trying to lose weight and having a hard time doing it? Are you confused by all the conflicting information on diet plans and types of food to eat? If so, then I bet you will be relieved to know that, when all is said and done, the only thing you really need to keep track of is your daily caloric intake. Literally, nothing else matters!
It makes no difference if you go low carb or high carb, low fat or high fat, vegetarian or purely carnivore, you will lose weight if you burn more calories than you take in. I believe that the real secret of any diet is that they all work if they cause you to eat less. Now, before you get all stressed out over the drudgery of endless calorie counting, I will show you how you can do it easily and enjoyably with a simple iPhone App.
An “app”, or application, is simply a piece of software developed specifically for the iPhone. It can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or to a computer and transferred to the iPhone.
Learn How to Count Your Daily Calories with a Livestrong iPhone App
There is nothing quite as embarrassing as being asked, “So when are you due?” when you had a baby three months ago. Pregnant women are beautiful – postpartum flab, not so much.
But how do you fit weight loss into your schedule when you are adjusting to life with a newborn, and have hardly any time to yourself? You can get your pre-pregnancy body back relatively soon after giving birth, and we have tips on how to make it happen.
An Active and Healthy Pregnancy
Shedding postpartum pounds begins during pregnancy. You will not have to lose weight that you do not gain. Sorry for being Captain Obvious here, but it’s true. Of course, pregnancy is not the right time to go on a weight loss diet, or to restrict calories. But by making sure that the calories you consume are of high quality by eating whole foods that are nutritionally rich, you look after your baby’s health and save yourself lots of work after giving birth.
Prenatal exercise will keep you fit throughout your nine months, and might set you up for an easier delivery. Childbirth is not unlike running a marathon, and building up stamina will always be beneficial. Being physically active and getting lots of fresh air also helps many expectant mothers fight pregnancy signs and symptoms like morning sickness, back pain, and fatigue.
Way back when my wife and I were dating, we’d always go out to a restaurant, then a movie with tubs of popcorn and a huge soft drink loaded with enough sugar to sink a cargo ship. Remember the time when you could eat what you wanted, settle down to a movie, and never gain an ounce?
Whether losing weight or maintaining your health, food choices play an active role.
Italian food is one of the most favored International cuisines - if not the most favored. Much of the Italian diet balances carbohydrates with proteins, along with lots of fresh healthy fruit and vegetables.
Is it a Diet?
Is there any fun and easy way to lose weight? Of course there is! All you need to do is search for one and add up a little bit of twist to your diet system and off you go.
(The following is a guest post by Susan Brown)
(The following is a guest post by Enrico Forte, President of the "National Board for the Preservation of the Italian Healthy Eating Traditions".)
For many who have tried the Mediterranean diet had found great success in both weight and health. This particular diet involves eating foods that are typically eaten around the Mediterranean Sea.
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