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What Is The Paleo Diet?

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The term paleo diet is synonymous with the caveman diet or Paleolithic diet. From the terms, it is clear that the paleo diet is primarily the diet that the Paleolithic human used to consume in the past. It is often touted as the healthiest diet since it discourages the use or consumption of processed foods in addition to the new foods that people stated eating after the Neolithic man. The Paleolithic man's diet was basically made up of meat, fruits, and roots. As the saying goes 'if a caveman dint eat, you should not eat it too'.

During the Paleolithic man period, people were hunters and gathers. The concept of farming had not been developed yet. As such, people hunted in the forests for meat while also gathering nuts, fruits and roots. The Paleolithic man was viewed as being stronger, taller and muscular compared to the present day man. Health experts argue that the change in diet as man developed due to agriculture and industrialization led to the consumption of process…

Don't Let Your Body Bulge: Daily Fitness Tips You Need

There is not any reason you should keep putting it off. Maybe you have tried to get into shape before and failed. You may have issues with exercise you need to get over. You can't allow these feelings to control you. Let them go and begin enjoying a healthier you. These tips will help you learn to focus on that.

Walking is an excellent way to improve the way your body looks. Maximize the benefit your calves receive by pushing off your heel to start and your toes to finish. You can also work your arms when walking by keeping your elbows bent and swinging them after each step.

Counting calories is always a solid approach to getting fit. Paying attention to your calorie consumption helps you plan your workouts. If your calorie consumption is at your maintenance level without exercise, and you lose calories by exercising, you are going to be lean and fit very quickly.

To help protect your knees, you need to work towards strong thighs. Located behind the kneecap, a torn ligament is a …

Stress Blocks Weight Loss - Get These Stress-Busting Tips

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How many times during the day do you hear that little voice in your head saying something like this?

I need to hurry up or I'm going to be late!

Dang. I'M LATE AGAIN.

My desk (room, car, kitchen... ) is such a mess. I've got to get it cleaned up!

Another day gone by and I didn't do a thing to get organized. IT'S STILL A MESS.

It was such a hectic day at work. I don't have any food at home to cook for dinner - and I'm starving!

So here I am at the fast food drive-through again ordering MORE JUNK FOOD.

I felt so motivated when I joined the gym last month but I haven't gone once!

I'm so exhausted! All I want to do is go home and collapse on the couch - AS USUAL.

What's wrong with me? I really need to get my SH*T together!

If you're like the rest of us humans (and you probably are), you've got a lot on your plate and it's causing you to feel stressed every day. Unfortunately, stress has a very negative impact on our health. According to…

Weight Loss Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

When you are slim you are better looking and you feel great. You also tend to live a long, healthy life. Since many people know this, most of them will rush into losing weight. Unfortunately, many of them make plenty of costly mistakes. To help you out, here are some of the mistakes people make and how to avoid making them:
Taking the wrong diet
There are many weight loss diets in the market that promise to help you lose weight in the shortest time possible. While some of the diets work, others don't. To be safe and also lose weight the right way you need to be cautious of the diet you take. Before you start any diet take your time and research about it. You should research its contents, the duration you should take it and many other things. As rule of thumb, you should never take a diet blindly as there are some diets that will cause more harm than good.
When you are doing your research, you should stay away from diets that completely eliminate carbohydrates, nutrients and prote…

How To Prepare Tasty, Healthy Snacks For Diet

Healthy snacks for diet are an essential part of your weight loss plan. Not that you should skip taking snacks to cut calories if you're going on a diet. Healthy snacks for diet fuel your body in between your meals so that you wouldn't be so ravenous come mealtime. Healthy snacks for diet also revs up your metabolism so that your body constantly burns fat. You can opt to snack on store bought foods or you can make your own healthy snacks for diet. Consider these tips for snacks that contain 150 to 200 calories for each pack, and filled with health- boosting nutrients. These healthy snacks for diet will make your weight loss diet a far cry from eating deprivation that may put your health in a detriment.
Greek yogurt mixed with raspberries and sweetened with honey. This trio is truly a treat! It's deliciously creamy, sweet and filling. It's an ideal snack at 3pm when you're beginning to feel the slump. It's loaded with healthy fats, fiber and protein that's …

How To Recover From An Unplanned Binge

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Losing Fat or Building Muscle - It's As Simple As High-School Physics

Remember how we were taught 'Energy can neither be created nor destroyed - It can only be transformed'?

"Energy balance refers to the tendency for total energy in a system to stay in equilibrium.

Any difference or delta between total energy input and total energy expenditure, over a set period of time, will change the energy stores of the body by an equal amount."

Mathematically speaking,

Energy Input = Energy Output + Stored Energy

If Energy Input is GREATER THAN Energy Output, then Stored Energy increases.
If Energy Input is LOWER THAN Energy Output, then Stored Energy decreases.
If Energy Input is EQUAL TO Energy Output, then there is NO CHANGE to Stored Energy.
Whew. Easy, right?
So what does this have to do with losing weight or building muscle?

Actually, it has everything to do with it. Your body's appearance - the muscle and fat distribution on your body, is heavily influenced by your state of energy balance.

When your energy input is higher than energy o…