People have long used calorie restriction for losing weight. Now, more people are also restricting calories in order to live a longer life. Calorie restriction is often assumed to be safe as long as plenty of protein, vitamins and minerals are eaten. Unfortunately, the practice may not be safe even if done carefully. Below is a look at the dangers of calorie restriction.

Loss of Muscle and Reduced Bone Density

When calories are severely restricted, more than fat is lost. The body begins consuming its own muscle Read the rest of this entry »

Being on a diet is hard enough without the delicious allure of restaurant cuisine. Unfortunately, part of what makes restaurant fare appetizing is the high calorie, fat, and salt content compared to nutritional guidelines and what people traditionally prepare at home. But being on a diet does not require you forego all culinary pleasure; with planning you can still enjoy restaurants.

Portion control is essential when eating out. Ask the server to remove and box half your meal before it Read the rest of this entry »

Though it is important to eat healthy and to make sure that your body is able to do what you want it to do, it is also important to make sure that you approach extreme diets with a wary eye. The alternate day diet is one diet that is currently making the rounds, and there are a few things to keep in mind.

This diet allows you to eat everything that you want on an up day, and then you will eat calorie restricted items on a down day. Though you will likely not harm yourself from this diet, there Read the rest of this entry »

The Feast and Fast Diet has recently become popular amongst those looking to lose weight in a fast manner. The idea behind this diet is that individuals can eat whatever they want, including greasy burgers and fries, for five days straight. However, during the other two days of the week, the individuals are supposed to fast. In reality, the two days of fasting does not mean that these individuals are supposed to starve and eat absolutely nothing. Instead, Read the rest of this entry »

Kettlebell swings are one of the most effective exercise maneuvers on the planet. They can help you lose weight, build muscle, and generally be healthier. While this is a fantastic addition to any workout, there are some common mistakes that people make while doing them. Here are a few kettlebell swing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Bending Your Back

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when using kettlebells is bending their backs. If you are doing kettlebell swings, you need to keep your back as straight as Read the rest of this entry »

If you have seen the new kettle bells in your local gym, then you should give them a try. Kettle bells will help you burn calories and tone your arms, shoulders and back. For the best results, combine your upper and lower body workouts using kettle bells without stopping to rest. This will give you an aerobic workout while toning your body. You should also develop good eating habits for the best results. If you have extra weight to lose, it will take longer to see the definition in your muscles.The full explanation can be found Read the rest of this entry »