How much potassium should you have daily?

how-much-potassium-shoud-you-eatby Holly Klamer October 1, 2014

Potassium plays a very important role in health and plays a role in nerve conduction, muscle contraction, electrolyte regulation and blood pressure regulation.  Unfortunately, most Americans consume less than the daily recommendation for potassium.  It is possible to reach the recommended daily potassium intake from the diet, but a diet high in processed, packaged foods will be low in potassium. Here is more information about potassium intake recommendations, foods high in potassium and what potassium […]

5 bad weight loss techniques to avoid

bad-weight-loss-techniques-to-avoidby Tanja Knapp September 29, 2014

You are unique. Diet tips that worked for your best friend don’t have to necessarily work for you. But one thing should be clear. There are no quick and easy solutions, especially when you are interested in a healthy way of dieting and long lasting success. However, here are five weight loss techniques that everyone should avoid. #1 Don’t throw out your eating habits overnight  Commitment and dedication are great. Don’t get me wrong. But […]

How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?

how-much-weight-to-lose-in-a-monthby Holly Klamer September 26, 2014

There are many different diets, weight loss programs, supplements and exercises targeted to people trying to lose weight.  Some advertise you can lose 30 pounds in a month and/or 10 pound weight loss in 10 days.  The rate at which people lose weight varies, and there isn’t a magic formula to plug in to see how fast you will lose weight. There are estimates health professionals can make to get an idea of how fast […]

Are There Any Benefits From Eating Bananas at Night?

should-you-eat-bananas-at-nightby Holly Klamer September 24, 2014

Bananas are a source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium and vitamin C.  Bananas are a quick source of energy, and eating a banana, whatever time of day, can help someone meet their daily fruit recommendations. According to the USDA, women and men need 1.5-2 cups of fruit per day depending on age.  A small banana counts as ½ cup of fruit, and a large banana counts as one cup of fruit. Here are some […]

Stay motivated with these 5 motivational quotes

Dear Fat, Prepare to die!!by Holly Klamer September 23, 2014

5 Motivation quotes to help you stay on track and achieve your fitness goals. Don’t forget to Follow Calorie Secrets on Pinterest for more motivation!

Do these 8 things in your kitchen to lose weight

kitchen-lose-weightby Tanja Knapp September 22, 2014

There are your usual suspects that will help you to lose weight in the kitchen. You know all about strategies like stocking your fridge with veggies and fruits, eating a big salad and ditching unhealthy foods. Let’s explore what else can be done. #1 – Uncover food sensitivities You might know that common foods like milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts and soy are on top of the list that can cause food allergies. But did you […]

Why is eating less than 1200 calories per day not a good idea?

below-1200-calories-dietby Holly Klamer September 19, 2014

Many weight loss diets advocate a very low calorie intake for quick weight loss, but many health professionals actually recommend the opposite with not eating too low a calorie intake.  Many times the suggested guideline for calorie intake is at least 1,000-1,200 calories per day.  For example, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends women not get less than 1,200 calories per day for women and 1,800 calories for men. There are many factors […]

Is Aloe Vera Juice Good for You?

aloe-vera-juice-healthyby Holly Klamer September 17, 2014

Aloe Vera has been used for medicinal purposes for many years in various cultures.  In modern times, Aloe Vera products are used in gel form as topical creams or Aloe Vera juice is manufactured for ingestion.  There are some claims for the health benefits of Aloe Vera juice, but there are also toxicity warnings from ingesting Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera has been used as a treatment for many conditions including digestive health, respiratory problems, diabetes […]