Tag: calories

  • Mindful Eating | How Does it Work?

      Mindful eating is an increasingly popular strategy to help people regulate their food intake, make better food choices, lose weight and generally be healthier. Like all diet strategies for maintaining a healthy weight, or encouraging weight loss, the success of mindful eating comes down to ensuring we are eating the right amount of calories […]

  • Clean Eating and Fat Loss

      The idea of clean eating is extremely popular at the moment. There are a few potential points to think about when it comes to eating clean and looking to lose fat. One of the issues is the perception that if a food is considered ‘clean’ then you can eat as much of it as […]

  • Calories In Versus Calories Out | Part 2

      The influence of food type, nutrient timing and meal frequency In part one of these articles we discussed how energy balance, commonly referred to as ‘calories in versus calories out’, influences either weight loss or weight gain. We then went a little deeper and discussed the roles of macronutrients in this process as they […]

  • Calories In Versus Calories Out | Part 1

    The truth about energy balance and the impact of macronutrients One of the guiding principles of any nutrition program targeted at either losing body fat or gaining muscle is the concept of ‘calories in versus calories out’. Despite the fact that some people believe that calories don’t matter when looking to reach a specific physique […]

  • Analysing Calories

    What are calories? Calories are quite simply a unit of measure of energy. If we are to get technical, a calorie is: “The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at a pressure of one atmosphere.” Whilst this sounds really scientific and impressive, the main […]

  • The Science of Weight Loss

      Weight loss is a lot less complicated than some people would have you believe. There are companies out there selling dangerous weight loss pills and claiming to be the “secret to weight loss” and who promise to have you in that little black dress in no time. Unfortunately, many individuals buy into these claims […]

  • Can I Really Eat Carbs And Still Lose Weight?

      Do you still think you need to go low-carb to lose weight? We have some good news…. Are you still doing the low-carb thing? What if we told you that you can have carbs in your diet and still lose weight? In fact, some research shows that people who eat carbs lose more weight […]

  • Science vs. Metabolism Myths

      A “fast metabolism”; the dieters dream and the hard gainers worst enemy. While most people believe that your metabolism is simply the process of how quickly you burn calories or stored fat within a given timeframe – it’s actually a lot more complex than that. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in a diet […]

  • Is A Calorie A Calorie?

      No… This might sound crazy to some, a calorie isn’t a calorie? That’s as confusing as saying 1+1=3… Please bear with me… There is a reason why I’ve answered this question as no. In basic terms, a calorie is the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C. […]