Michael Mosley is a medical journalist who was interested in various forms of diet regimes. He went around the world researching various weight loss options and made a documentary for the BBC about his findings. His book The Fast Diet came out of the work for the documentary.
This diet, sometimes referred to as the 5:2 diet, the two day diet or the fast diet, has been subjected to a number of scientific trials and there appears to be evidence for the benefits of intermittent fasting. Continue reading
It can sometimes seem like losing belly fat from the body is hardest to achieve, but in reality it’s not. It’s just that there tends to be more fat in this area, a thicker layer, so any reductions don’t seem as noticeable at first.
Our bodies are configured to lay down fat in different regions of the body in different percentages. This varies between the sexes, but also can vary from person to person. This means that some people will be predisposed to accumulating more fat in the belly area than others. But those other people are still accumulating fat, it’s just in other areas, so instead of belly fat they get it in the legs or butt! Continue reading
I have been going without breakfast for around 15 years, basically since I left university and started work. I tend to get up shortly before I need to leave the house. Just enough time for a shower, etc, and then out the door. There just doesn’t seem like there is time for the ritual of breakfast, so I have been skipping it.
I’ve recently started a trial of eating breakfast and strangely I am now starving hungry at different points in the day! Continue reading
There are 7700 calories in 1 kilogram of body fat. Continue reading
The generally accepted data is that there are 3500 calories in 1 pound of body fat. Continue reading
This article deals with the mathematics of weight management, and in particular, how to make use of calculations to accurately plan and achieve weight loss. It does not deal with fad diets, magic diet pills or specific exercise regimes. How you choose to achieve your target calorie intake through diet and/or exercise is up to you. This guide will show you how to calculate and monitor your weight management calorie goals. Continue reading
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the number of calories your body burns while doing absolutely nothing. It is the amount of calories your body uses per day, at rest, while maintaining essential body functions. It can be thought of as the number of calories your body would use up if you spent 24 hours asleep and motionless. Continue reading
The Harris Benedict Formula provides a means of calculating your daily calorie requirements for maintaining your current weight, based on your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your level of physical activity. Continue reading