Weight loss is not only about eating diet foods. It's a combined effort, powered with proper exercise and workouts to see visible results. Push-ups is one of the most popular exercise to lose weight. And why not will it be when a single push-up can burn around ½ to 1 calorie! During push-ups, you lift nearly 70% of your body weight and burn fairly good amount of calories. Also, it tones up the …
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Chillies are the little, red, spicy masters that fuel up your calorie-burning body. Caspaicin, the chemical found in chillies acts as a catalyst that induces thermogenesis, i.e. the calories burn up automatically rather than being stored by the body. Studies also suggest that having chillies along with meals helps you stay satiated for a longer time and suppress hunger. Therefore, having small …
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Being a staple food of the Latin American population, avocados are now gaining acceptance around the world. The creamy fruit, full of fibre and protein provides you ample energy and keeps you satiated for a longer time. Avocados, since they contain folic acid, metabolise proteins which give energy. This assists in providing energy for those heavy workouts in the gym. As they contain 75% of …
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Setting a weight loss goal is the first step you take towards your fitness but reaching it is another ball game altogether. Many a times, you will want to give up or be tempted to cheat on your diet which can ruin all the hard work you've put in. In order to stick to your plan, here are six useful tips which will help you reach your goal.  Work out in the morning If you do it in the morning, …
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Think shopping is only about splurging money or a task you have to do to get your groceries every week? You can turn this routine into your workout. Yes, shopping can help you bun calories. By making a few alterations to the way you shop, you can definitely lose weight. After all, Carrie Bradshaw from the hit series Sex in the City also honestly admitted that shopping is in fact her cardio …
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TV host Sharon Osbourne felt like a 'cheat' when she had a gastric bypass because she didn't lose weight in a healthy way. Osbourne underwent a gastric bypass procedure in 1999 after spending years battling with her weight, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', she said: 'I felt like such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach. It makes you vomit the whole time. …
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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that increasing fruit and vegetable intake does not lead to weight loss, despite decades-old popular belief. A team of investigators performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of data of more than 1,200 subjects in seven randomized, controlled trials to explore the weight loss effects of increasing fruit and vegetable …
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Peanuts or mungaphali are not only crunchy and tasty snacks that are easy on the pockets but are also packed with numerous health benefits and nutrients. But what many people don’t know is the fact that these pea-sized nuts are actually very effective in weight loss when eaten in moderation. Studies have shown that weight-loss diets that include peanuts are more effective than the diets that do …
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Almonds are one of the many super foods that are an able ally against weight gain issues. Since they are full of vitamins and mono-saturated fats (good fats), they provide a energy zap to your body without adding extra pounds.  The fiber content and proteins in them makes you feel full for a longer period of time, hence reducing the total calorie intake. Besides, a handful of almonds are …
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You now have some more reasons to lose weight as researchers have found that obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight sleep better and experience improved moods. Weight loss improved sleep quality in the sixth month, as well as mood (symptoms of depression), regardless of how the individuals lost the weight, the study said. 'This study confirms several studies reporting that …
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If you’re looking for that single food which would efficiently aid in reducing your weight, then it has to be flaxseeds or alsi. Due to its low carbohydrate content and its richness in omega 3 fatty acids, they play an excellent role in lowering storage of fats. They also help you feel fuller and satiated for a longer time. Besides, flaxseeds are rich in lignans, antioxidants, oestrogen …
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Since ancient times, turmeric has been an integral part of Indian cuisines and has been accepted around the world for its many health benefits. Research has shown that it is a great antiseptic and it could also help in searching for a cancer cure. Along with this, it’s great for weight loss as well. Yes, this magical spice can actually help you out in your weight loss plans. Turmeric increases …
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Sunny Leone is here to stay but quite sadly, her infamous curves are not. The actor who’s known for her voluptuous body has been asked to lose some weight. The actress has been asked to lose 5 kg for her next venture, Leela which marks the directorial debut of Ahmed Khan’s brother Bobby. According to TOI, , ‘A trainer has already been assigned to Sunny and she has started working on a …
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Did you know green tea can approximately burn 70 calories per day? Yes, you heard that right it can burn calories! The credits for this goes to the compound epigallocatechin (EGCG) found in the tea. It boosts your metabolic rate and reduces your appetite. This leads to thermo-genesis which increases heat in the body in turn increasing your metabolic rate and keeping your weight down. It’s also …
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