FAQs

What is a calorie deficit?

A calorie deficit is the "magic" that makes weight loss possible. It forces the body to use fat stores for energy causing weight loss. While a calorie deficit is the only way to lose weight, there are a few ways to create one, though they all involve improving eating and...

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Is eating breakfast necessary for successful weight loss?

Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At least that's been mainstream nutrition thinking for a long time. It makes sense; you haven't eaten anything for hours, your body is starved for nutrients, and you need the energy to get your day started. Breakfast is even credited with...

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Does sleep affect weight loss?

Sleep and Weight Loss When it comes to weight loss, the emphasis is typically placed on diet and exercise at the expense of other guidelines. While many dieters follow nutrition and physical activity recommendations, sufficient sleep is often missing. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at least...

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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...

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What’s the difference between a calorie deficit and calorie surplus?

Whether you're trying to gain weight, lose weight or simply stay where you're at, you need to control your calorie intake. Gaining weight requires that you eat more calories than you burn while losing weight requires the opposite. Your calorie balance (difference between what you eat and what you burn)...

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What is the best way to lose weight?

There are plenty strategies you can use to lose weight. Some involve extra exercise while others place a higher emphasis on cutting calories. All weight loss strategies that involve either cutting calories or exercising more will lead to some results. The best weight loss strategy involves a balanced approach that...

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What is the best way to get a set of six pack abs?

Six Pack A perfect midsection is one of the most sought after goals in the fitness world. It is also one of the hardest because of both the diet and exercise sacrifices needed to get there. While difficult, getting a six pack is not impossible. It simply takes time, dedication and...

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