People can easily get swept up in all the excitement of Christmas, losing track of what, and how much, they’re eating. Since it’s a lot easier to gain weight than to lose it, we have put together a few tips to help keep you on track and avoid any unnecessary weight gain this Christmas.
Whether it’s for the likes of fried chicken and ice cream, or a healthy piece of fruit, we all get hit with sudden food cravings every now and again. It’s easy to put this down to simply being in the mood for a snack you like, but when your body is telling you something, there’s always a reason. Depending on what you crave, your body could be trying to tell you any number of things, and it’s important to listen. Here we’re going to outline some of the main food cravings, and the meanings behind them.
Many people start running as a part of a general lifestyle change to get fit and lose weight. Running burns a lot of calories (an average of about 100 calories per mile), so you would think that would lead to weight loss. However, this is not always the case with some runners finding they don’t lose any weight. There is no straight forward answer on this, as everyone is different, but here are some things to take into consideration…
Eating the right amount of protein and carbohydrates immediately after exercise can assist with protein synthesis and carbohydrate replacement. As a general guide, athletes should consume 1-2 of the following snacks after exercise.
Given that most ‘fun-runs’ are conducted in the morning, it doesn't make sense to sacrifice sleep in order to eat and digest a full meal (which would mean you’d have to start eating 2 to 4 hours before the event). Here’s a guide to what you should and shouldn't eat before your runs.
While we often hear about the physical benefits of a healthy diet, today we’re going to look at what foods you can eat to improve your mood.
It goes without saying that we need water to survive, but water doesn't just give you life, it can also help you improve it. Here are the five main reasons you should drink more water.
Every year we tell ourselves that we will take it easy on the indulgence over the Christmas season and every year the temptation grows and grows until we are overcome by the turkey, desserts and seasonal treats. This is followed by an impulse New Year’s resolution purchase of a pricey gym membership and a painful diet.
This is the biggest mistake people make because they are not addressing the issue at hand. You need to look at what has caused you to gain weight and how you can counteract these factors to bring you back to a normal, regulated diet and exercise regime.
When we eat, the food we consume is broken down by the acids & enzymes in our bodies. The carbohydrates in our food then turns into glucose, which enters our bloodstream and can be used for energy or stored as fat. This is accomplished with the help of insulin, which our bodies essentially track in real time.
Green Tea has been a popular choice of drink for many years now. We often hear people talk about how it is a healthier alternative to other teas or coffee, but what exactly are the supposed benefits?
World Kidney Day aims to ensure that people are aware of just how important our kidneys really are. To that end, we have compiled a list of some of the best kidney friendly foods on the market.
Gaining weight during the winter season is nothing new, and with the seemingly endless stream of storms that have battered Ireland in recent months, it is inevitable that many of us will be spending far more time than usual parked in front of our screens. So today we’re going to look at some simple but effective ways to shift those stubborn pounds.
What to eat when you’re pregnant is a topic of major consideration for most mothers-to-be. With so many different diets, fads, and old wives’ tales flying around, it can be difficult to know what to do. This can place a lot of pressure on mothers who simply want to ensure that their child is as healthy as possible. Here, we are going to look at some of the major dietary requirements that form the foundation of a healthy pregnancy diet.