Do I have to eat less to burn fat?

Do I have to eat less to burn fat?

There's a common misconception of what the phrases, "losing weight", "burning fat" and "increasing muscle tone" mean. While many treat these three phrases as separate goals, the truth is that they're different ways of saying the same thing. Weight loss is a reduction in body fat; burning fat causes a decrease in body weight and increase in muscle tone. Regardless of what you want to call it, the same steps lead to weight loss, decreased body fat and increased muscle tone.

Blog: Secrets of Diet/Exercise - Secret #5: There's no Such Thing as the 'Best' Exercise Routine

Secrets of Diet/Exercise - Secret #5: There's no Such Thing as the 'Best' Exercise Routine

Best is defined as, "the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality" and when it comes to working out, everyone thinks their approach is the most excellent or effective. With an almost endless amount of workout routines to choose from, one of them has to be the best, right?

Is calorie intake the same as healthy eating?

Is calorie intake the same as healthy eating?

There seems to be some confusion on the difference between calorie intake and healthy eating. While closely related, the two concepts are not always the same. Many people wrongly assume limiting calorie intake and forcing weight loss equates to healthy eating habits and sound lifestyle choices. While controlling calorie intake is mandatory for weight control, it is not synonymous with healthy eating.

How to Start a Morning Workout Routine

How to Start a Morning Workout Routine

For many, waking up at 4am for a morning workout sounds like pure evil. For others, starting the day off with a morning sweat session is the only way to go. Though not ideal for all, morning workouts are a great way to avoid crowded, afternoon gyms and start the day off in a healthy manner. Since waking up even earlier than normal is a somewhat painful experience, proper planning is important in creating a smooth transition from sleeping in to getting active.

Top 5 Ways to Increase Nutrient Intake

What is a calorie surplus?

Nutrients are substances the body uses to regulate life essential functions such as: hormone production, the immune system, vision and energy metabolism. Without adequate levels of essential nutrients, the cannot function optimally. Certain nutrients also lower disease risk and improve overall health. For example, fiber reduces cholesterol and cancer risk while omega 3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease. Smart nutrition habits play an important role in ensuring you get adequate levels of every essential nutrient.