The Truth Behind Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)

So you’ve decided you want to lose weight. Maybe you have a special occasion to attend, a perfect outfit to fit into or you just want to improve your health. Regardless of the reason, you have made the decision to make a change. For a long time, most people have thought that the best way to lose weight and maintain that loss is to make gradual, sustainable changes to your lifestyle. However, more recent research has shown that losing weight quickly often helps people to gain confidence and motivation to continue their weight loss journey. Therefore, a very low calorie … Continue reading

Intermittent Fasting Success Stories

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a popular dieting buzzword, but there is often confusion around the term and how effective it really is. You may be wondering “what is intermittent fasting?” and “is fasting good for you?” In this article we’ll look to cover those questions and many more. Specifically we’ll look at: The many different types of intermittent fasting Pros and Cons Success stories from people who’ve done it Different Types of Intermittent Fasting Diets There are a few variations of modern intermittent fasting diets, which we’ll cover in a second, but before we do it’s worth thinking about fasting in … Continue reading

High Calorie Burn: The Ultimate List of Exercises to Lose Weight

High calorie burning exercises

Regardless of whether you’re hitting the gym, attacking an aerobics class or doing yoga in your living-room, it’s fair to say that everyone wants to get the most out of their exercise and burn as many calories as possible.  It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to lose a few extra pounds for that holiday you have coming up, fit into your new skinny jeans or treat yourself to a piece of cake, all of us, men and women alike, feel better knowing we have got the most we possibly can out of our workout session. Maybe you have been taking it … Continue reading

Exercising for Longer: The 45 Minute Workout Routine

45 minute full body workout

We all know we should workout more, but with the hustle and bustle of daily life it can be difficult. Exercise and fitness methods that break workouts down into smaller blocks have become increasingly popular, like four minutes or seven minutes. Although short workouts can be great, to get the best results you should also try to include longer sessions every so often. To get stronger and fitter, you need to push closer to your physical limits. Regularly working out for a period of 45 minutes is an excellent way to gain strength and burn more calories. In this article … Continue reading

Exercise for Fitness and Health, NOT Just Weight Loss

Exercise for fitness and health

Too many people either don’t exercise enough, or are simply exercising for the wrong reasons. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are so wide ranging, and yet people still seem to focus on how they look. By thinking about fitness and health, as opposed to just weight loss and appearance, you can make marked improvements to your lifestyle and happiness. In this article we’ll look at: Tracking things other than your weight The key benefits of exercise Tips to get started Thankfully people are starting to focus on fitness more, and are choosing to pursue sports that have really great … Continue reading

Zumba: Why Workout When you can Party!

Could you zumba

We’ve all seen it right? Whether it’s at the local dance studio, by the pool on vacation or on DVD at your local Walmart, Zumba is everywhere! Easily the biggest dance-fitness craze to happen this century, Zumba offers a range of classes that make getting fit fun again. But what exactly is Zumba and what makes it so awesome? Well, in this article we intend to find out exactly that! What is Zumba? Zumba is a dance-based fitness workout which offers an array of different classes suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Originally created by Choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ … Continue reading

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Top Six Reasons Revealed

Weight loss

The road to successfully losing weight can be long and challenging, and if you don’t start your journey with the right tools and mind-set, it can be very difficult to lose the weight, and more importantly, keep it off. You’ve probably found this article because you’ve been asking yourself, “why do I always fail?” and need some clear, to the point answers. Fear not, this article will tell you everything you need to know about why diets fail, some of which may surprise you. It’ll also give you some invaluable advice on how to overcome these obstacles and maintain the … Continue reading

Surviving 500 Calorie Days: Removing Temptation

500 calories a day

If you’ve experimented with intermittent fasting as a weight loss or maintenance technique, perhaps something like the 5 2 diet, you’ll be well aware of how difficult it can be getting through the “fast” days. Limiting your calorie intake to 500 calories a day is certainly not easy. You’ll be forgiven if you found this page while frantically searching for hints and tips for the 5 2 diet, and hopefully you’ll leave feeling a little bit better! We’ve spoken previously about things you can do to help get through those difficult days, but in this post we’ll focus specifically on … Continue reading