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Things You Can Drink To Lose Weight

Ice cold water

You'll burn an extra 250-to-500 calories a day by drinking 8-to-10 glasses of ice cold water because...

Your body has to burn calories (or fat) in order to heat the ice cold water back up to your body temperature so basically...
you can lose up to 1 lb. a week JUST by drinking ice cold water.

A German study says drinking about 2 extra glasses of water can boost your metabolism by 30% and they figure when you drink about 1.5 liters of water a day you'll lose an extra 5 lbs a year.

Fat Free Milk

Milk is high in calcium and calcium can boost weight loss by increasing fat breakdown in fat cells. This doesn't mean you should go out and drink gallons of milk everyday - but adding milk to your diet in moderation can double the rate of fat you lose.

Different studies say different things on milk and weight loss... some say you can lose 30, 50, and one study even said 70% more weight than people who don't include 3-4 servings of dairy (milk) a day.

Green Tea


Weight Loss with Your Phone

Some people blame modern technology for the lack of activity so apparent in our society. After all, 100 years ago there were no computers, cell phones, and TVs that enabled people to sit on their butt 8-10 hours a day.

Back then, people were more active. They had to be.

But a recent 2010 study suggests that your phone – yes your phone – can actually help you lose weight!

Researchers in Finland studied 27 participants who used a "wellness diary" application on their mobile phone, which enabled users to track their weight over the course of 12 weeks.

As you would expect, the amount of physical activity correlated significantly with weight loss, as did different measures representing healthy changes in dietary behaviours.

The study's results suggest that the mobile phone diary is a valid tool for observing weight management and related behaviours in helping people to lose weight.

So why was the application helpful?

Basically, it doesn't matter whether you use a fancy a…

All about Calories

When we work out and enter into a fitness program, often times the gym instructor will ask you to take some high calorie foods. And we are like, “okay?” Taking high calorie foods is not always bad! The main point here is that we also need to be aware of the content of the foods we eat and its role into our body. Here’s exactly what you need to know about calories.

Calories are units of energy. And energy is essential for the body that is why we need calories. We get calories from the food we eat. The higher fat content the food has, the higher is the calorie content as well; however, our body needs healthy fats. And, not all the fats we take from our foods are healthy. Still, the best way to get healthy fats and calories is through the natural way, eating and drinking fruits and vegetables.

Calories are converted into energy once taken into the body. This energy is what we use for everyday living and this energy is also needed by the body systems to function well. Once calories are co…

Fat Burning Foods

Reaching the optimum weight and physique requires discipline and sufficient knowledge on food diet particularly on the type of food you take in. Some foods promote weight loss by increasing metabolism while keeping low sugar level. But for fat burning foods, as the name implies, these types of foods do not require strenuous exercise. These are known to naturally reduce fat tissues in your body. And the main source of these types of food is your green leafy foods –vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Fat burning foods contain cellulose with low calories but effective in burning body fats. If you have a vegetable garden, these are readily available without costing you any money.

Don’t you know that drinking coffee and green tea also help burn more calories by increasing the heart rate? These beverages are also forms of fat burning food, however; a heavy dose of caffeine creates hypertension, dependence, and withdrawal. Most coffee lovers usually drink 1-2 glasses of water after drinking a cup …

How Much Exercise Do We Need for Weight Loss?

In general, many experts advise a minimum of 20 minutes exercise 3 times per week.

However if our main aim is weight loss then it is advisable to step this up to gain maximum results.

Naturally the amount of physical activity we need will vary from person to person, but how much do we need to increase our physical exercise in order to shed those unwanted pounds? Firstly we need to take into consideration how active we are in our normal daily routine. Perhaps we have an active physically challenging job which involves lots of heavy lifting or walking. Maybe we have small children that have us running about and on the go all day. If this is the case, we may not need to significantly increase the amount of exercise into our daily routine as we are probably burning quite a substantial amount of calories already.

On the other hand, if our daily routine involves a more sedentary pace, such as spending much of the day seated or standing in one place for much of the time, then we may not be b…

How to lose weight at work?

Lose weight at work is not as easy as at home.

At home, you can do whatever you want, eat whenever you want too. You can do the treadmill while you are watching television, eat smaller and more frequent meals to boost metabolism. While at work, most time is spend on working, there isn't enough time for your weight loss schedule. So will we give up? Oh no, there's no time for that worst idea. Keep on reading and I show you some ideas.

1. Move your body more. Park your car a little bit far away from the office, so that you have to walk. Use stairs instead of elevator, oh stepping on the stairs burn more calories than you think. At work, after about 45 minutes, escape from your computer, stand up, go around and talk something to your colleague about the weather, stock or something else and of course not business in a few minutes. It helps you to move more, and release your stress.

2. Drink green tea instead of coffee and other caffeine beverages. Black tea is also ok, but green t…