Weight Loss

According to statistics provided by the Weight-Control Information Network1 in association with the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as the National Institutes of Health, over two thirds of adults in United States are overweight and as many as one-third of them are clinically obese. Women make up the majority of the numbers suffering from obesity at 35.5% while men are slightly lower at 32.2%.

Among the recent concepts in diet and nutrition, foods with negative calories have evoked a lot of interest. There are certain foods which burn more calories in the process of chewing and digestion when compared to the number of calories it adds to the body. Eating such foods creates a calorie-deficit in the system and hence the term negative calories.

You might waver between doing weights and power jogging, but the fact is that ultimately the process of burning calories call comes down to metabolism. Enzymes in your body's cells break down the food you eat and turn it into energy that fuels both involuntary activities like your heart beating as well as voluntary ones like making the bed. Your body’s rate of metabolism thus holds the key to how much calories you burn and consequently how fast you lose weight.

There is hardly a man or woman who does not dread the appearance of double chin as one gets along in years. A double chin occurs when the skin located under the chin area loses elasticity from the breakdown of elastin and collagen fibers which are responsible for keeping skin supple and smooth. Generally, a double chin is part of the natural aging process, but sometimes it can result from long term sun exposure or even genetics. Here are some natural remedies which could help you in getting rid of a double chin.

Eat right

Most people know all about the benefits of physical exercise and yet find it extremely difficult to make time for a regular work-out schedule. With workloads increasing everyday and the economy being in the shape that it is, few people have the option of replacing working hours with me-time when one can exercise. However it is possible to stay fit even if you don’t spend several hours every week at the gym or your neighborhood jogging tracks. Here are a few strategies you can incorporate in your daily routine which will help you stay healthy and in shape.

One of the most common reasons why people are unable to stick to exercise regiments is because they become boring after a while. So in order to make your work-out sessions more enjoyable and in the bargain, improve your bonding with your partner, here are ten romantic ways to burn calories.

Ever wondered how the French manage to eat cheese, butter, baguettes and drink wine while staying slim. One of the most interesting books dealing with this French paradox is French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret Of Eating For Pleasure , written by Frenchwoman Mireille Guiliano, also CEO of the champagne company, Veuve Clicquot.  As a teenager, the author came to the US for school and returned home 20 pounds heavier than when she arrived.

In recent times the rapid increase in the average body size of men and women in developed countries has received considerable attention and even led to revising many health and nutritional guidelines. But apart from changing diet and sedentary lifestyles, there are other factors like genetic predisposition and cultural preferences which responsible for determining the average body size of people of various countries. According to World Health Organization, there were 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world in 2007.

Which woman does not dream of wearing a bikini and feel like a water goddess, whether at a poolside party or by a beach paradise. Most of them though are wary about their body shape and feel that wearing a bikini is not for them. However contrary to popular perception, achieving a bikini-worthy body is not only possible but does not even entail unrealistic diets or fitness regimes. Here are a few tips on acquiring a bikini body in a month or perhaps even less.

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