Tag - calorie deficit

Top 5 Ways of Turning Fat into Muscle

Note: You can't technically turn muscle into fat becuase there is no pathway that the body can us to make muscle tissue out of fat tissue. The phrase 'turning muscle into fat' actually describes two different steps: losing weight/burning fat AND building muscle. 1. Calorie Deficit. To burn fat you...

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Secrets of Diet/Exercise – Secret #2: Count Calories

One of the most important "secrets" to reaching any diet or exercise goal is counting calories. Whenever I tell people to count their calories, I hear complaints about how tedious it is. Some people insist they accurately estimate their calorie intake and don't need to count. Others don't understand...

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Update 1 – How Calorie Intake Affects Weight & Body Fat Percentage

Before smartphones and apps, counting calories was tedious. I started counting calories back in 2006 using Excel Spreadsheets. In mid-2012, I found an app called MyFitnessPal which made counting calories "fun." Instead of using spreadsheet functions, I could simply scan a bar code, enter the serving size and let...

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How many calories should I eat each day?

It seems as though every month a new diet book, pill or product is released and claims that you can lose weight without giving up your favorite foods or even exercising more than you already are. Before you get all excited and spend your money on these "miracles", realize...

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I’m trying to gain/lose weight, how much food should I eat?

I get many versions of this type of question. Gaining or losing weight is largely about calorie control. As explained in an earlier post, body weight is determined by the balance of energy in (food eaten) and energy out (energy expenditure). Therefore, you would alter your energy intake/expenditure depending on what...

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Does Nutrisystem work?

Nutrisystem is different from most diets because instead of giving you information on how to lose weight, they actually send you complete meals through the mail. If you've tried creating your own diet but got frustrated with counting calories, measuring food and restricting what you ate, this plan may...

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