Using “Cheat Days” to Your Advantage

It is worth talking specifically about “Cheat days”, because as counter-intuitive as it may sound, they are actually a really important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Most material relating to the 500 Calorie diet (such as 5.2 etc.) doesn’t spend too much time discussing cheat days, as the idea is that you can eat (within reason) whatever you like on the non-fast days. This is one of the key elements that have allowed so many people to successfully lose weight using intermittent fasting style diets. Remember, the key to achieving your weight loss and lifestyle goals is to find… Continue reading

Building a 7-Minute Workout

A short, low intensity workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home is a great way to start incorporating more exercise into your lifestyle. If you are already on a weight loss plan using something like the 500 calorie diet and you’ve started eating lower calorie meals, light exercise will complement this really well and help to make sure that you see results even faster. A very popular type of short exercise session is the 7 minute workout. This has become popular due to a number available apps on both iOS and Android. These apps essentially… Continue reading

Building a Lifestyle Routine

Getting into a routine is one of the best things you can do to improve your fitness. Whether you’re following a specific 500 calorie diet or not, sticking to a plan will allow you to build a habit over time. And once you’ve built a habit it becomes automatic. This is where you get into the realms of life long changes. Living a healthy lifestyle no longer becomes something that you aspire to, or even that you really think about. It just happens by default. My experience with health tracking…. I used to track my weight every day. This was incredibly useful when… Continue reading

500 Calorie Fitness Mindset

If you don’t have the right mindset, nothing else matters. At 500 calorie fitness we’ve tried to make things as simple as possible, laying out exactly what you need to do to lose weight in 500 calorie chunks. Are you eating the right foods? Are you doing the right amount of exercise? BUT… one of the most important things you need to do, is get your mindset right. Too many people start a diet or exercise plan, then give up part way through. They’ve tried all the fad diets but can’t seem to shift the weight. Maybe they’re lazy or… Continue reading