Tuesday Fitness Motivation

Workout because you love your bodyby Holly Klamer September 16, 2014

Motivation is perhaps the most important factor for achieving your fitness and weight loss goals. Without motivation you cannot do too much even if you follow the best diet or fitness program. Tuesday fitness motivation will help you stay motivated and search for the inner energy needed to take your workouts to the next level! Follow Calorie Secrets on Pinterest for more motivation!  

15 Reasons you don’t have the body you want

get-a-dream-bodyby Tanja Knapp September 15, 2014

Healthy looking skin, shiny hair, lean and toned muscles. Yes, we want it all. Unfortunately no one has invented a “perfect body”-ordering app as yet. Transformation takes time, commitment and consistent work. And then there are all the other things from the department nutrition, health, exercise, timing and mind that can have an impact on our body’s shape. #1 – You don’t value the importance of food It’s estimated that the human body consists of […]

How Can I Get Rid of Love Handles?

get-rid-of-love-handlesby Holly Klamer September 12, 2014

Carrying extra weight in the abdomen is associated with increased risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Carrying weight near the abdomen is more harmful than carrying extra weight in the lower body because the excess fat around the abdomen can interact with the liver, pancreas, heart and other organs. Everyone stores fat differently and can be genetically determined where fat is stored.  Extra fat around the hips, often called love handles, can seem […]

4 Tips for a healthier weekend

4-tips-for-a-healthier-weekendby Tanja Knapp September 10, 2014

The countdown usually starts on Wednesday. A sigh escapes our lips. We glance at the calendar. Two more days until the weekend. And then what? Depending on your current lifestyle it could mean: Two more days until endless partying. Meeting friends. Drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Sleeping in. Being hung-over. Going out for a big brunch. Due to bloodshot eyes not taking off the shades for the balance of the weekend. Crashing on the couch. […]

Is a Low Carb Diet Healthy?

low-carb-diets-healthyby Holly Klamer September 8, 2014

What is a low carb diet? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests Americans get 45-65% of calories from carbohydrates.  A low carbohydrate diet can have a wide, unclear definition, but in general it means a diet less than the guidelines by the IOM. Low carb diets are popular for weight loss, and they have grown in popularity as a general diet for people promoting health.  Some health professionals are cautious in advocating for a low […]

Does Raspberry Ketone Actually Work?

raspberry-ketone-for-weight-lossby Holly Klamer September 5, 2014

Raspberry ketone is a natural antioxidant in raspberries.  Before raspberry ketone was known as a weight loss supplement, it was first used for flavorings in soft drinks, pudding, ice creams or other sweets.  It was also used for fragrances like perfumes. Raspberry ketone is a popular weight loss supplement, but does it actually work?  Is there any scientific validity to weight loss claims?  Is it safe?  Here is a closer look at the efficacy and […]

Do you have to be hungry to lose weight?

hungry-to-lose-weightby Holly Klamer September 3, 2014

Losing weight does not have to equal feeling hungry all the time.  Low calorie, fad diets that have been popular weight loss methods portray weight loss as something you get from totally depriving your body. Being hungry all the time may work for the short term, but long term results usually require weight loss tactics that are more balanced.  Also, for some people, feeling hungry all the time could lead to excess food intake afterwards. […]

4 Dieting rules you’ll love to follow

dieting-rules-you-want-to-followby Tanja Knapp September 1, 2014

Not all dieting rules are evil. When you understand the science and logic behind each rule, it makes it easier to follow and produces more efficient results. Don’t count calories – count nutrients We have to change our perspective about food. We think of calories like little critters that sneak into your closet at night and sew our pants tighter. What if we could stop thinking about calories at all and instead start counting nutrients. […]