Plan for Weight Loss

Understanding Calories and Weight

A calorie is a unit of energy. Scientifically a calorie is the amount of energy or heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. But for this article let’s just think of calories as units of energy.

The New Food Pyramid?

No one has yet come up with a definite answer to how many people were needed to build the Egyptian pyramids.  Historians and Egyptologists say the number is close to 100,000; while others believe that the more realistic number is 20,000.  Whoever is closer to the truth – 100,000 versus 20,000 – massive amounts of […]

Exercising In Your Home

Most of us say the same thing when faced with the need to exercise: “we don’t have the time!”. Oddly, however, we seldom hear ourselves (or each other) saying “we don’t have enough space!”. However, this complaint is indeed just as legitimate as the first excuse – er, we mean reason — because, after all, […]

Easy, Tasty, Healthy Snacks

You”ve no doubt heard the advice that it”s better to eat tiny portions of food frequently during the day, than it is to eat three (or more?) large meals.  Indeed, this is good advice!  Eating throughout the day is good for the metabolism, and just as importantly, because you aren”t ravenous, you can take the […]

Alternative Cardio Workouts

Health professionals recommend that we engage in cardio activity 3 to 5 days per week to provide the resistance our heart needs to maintain optimum cardiovascular fitness. A good cardio workout requires that you reach your target heart rate, which can be calculated by subtracting your age from 220. While tread mills, elliptical machines…