Maybe this is one you haven’t tried yet? Have you heard of the Sex Diet? Regular sexual activity contributes to weight loss. On average, a half-hour of sex burns 150-350 calories, and for weight loss is recommended to practice it from three to five times a week.
This activity can be compared with a half-hour walking, running or lifting weights. Orgasm, which is a good cardio workout, burns 60-100 calories, and half an hour of kissing and cuddling up to 90 calories.
Going to the gym or exercising at home is often seen as a tedious obligation. Many don’t know that sexual activity brings the same benefits as any other physical activity. Besides it giving pleasure, sex improves mood, sleep and overall quality of life, reduces stress, relieves pain, gives you energy, helps in weight loss, and it is far from a boring and difficult activity.
During sex, all the muscles are in motion, including the legs, thighs, arms, shoulders and lower abdomen, and if sex is longer you’ll burn more calories. Changing the position requires more power and delivers twice as many benefits from simple exercise and having a partner who is more active in sex, burns more calories. Continue reading
Have you tried the Yogurt Diet yet? Numerous studies have proven that diets with reduced calcium lead to faster weight gain because fat cells become larger. With the addition of low-fat yogurt to your daily diet, you accelerate weight loss and decrease the size of your stomach.
Scientists have proven if obese adults consume three meals with fat-free yogurt, they lose 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than people who not get enough calcium through nutrition. People who drink yogurt lose 81% more fat from their belly than people who don’t drink yogurt. Professor Michael Zemel, a nutritionist from the University of the State of Tennessee, says that this yogurt-diet is two times more efficient to maintain muscle mass, because when people follow a diet to lose weight they want to lose fat, not muscle tissue.
What Vitamins are in Yogurt?
Yogurt gives you plenty of protein and lots of vitamins B2, B12, calcium, zinc and other nutrients that are very hard to find in other types of food, especially all in one place. Vitamin B2 is necessary for proper cellular respiration and getting energy from carbohydrates, fats and some amino acids. Vitamin B12 is essential for the growth and development of cells. Yogurt is also very important in maintaining normal intestinal flora. (See our recent article on the Microbiome and your weight).
The caloric value of yogurt depends on the type of milk from which it was prepared. For example, 100 grams of whole milk yogurt has about 150 kcal (627kJ), while one produced by fermenting nonfat milk provides only 45 kcal (190 kJ). The addition of fruit and sugar increases the caloric value.
Light or full-fat yogurt?
10 mg of full-fat yogurt without any additives contains about 150 cal. Nutritionists unanimously confirm its nutritional value which has been known since antiquity. The difference between full-fat whole yogurt and light yogurt is in amount of fat and caloric value. Light yogurt is only recommended if you’re concerned about excessive fat in the blood or excessive thickness. Full-fat yogurt contains many vitamins, including vitamin D which plays important role in the binding of calcium in the body and its maintaining bone structure. Therefore, it is better for children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly to give priority to full-fat yogurt. Light yogurt has about 45 cal. If you add fruit or sugar to light yogurt, caloric value rises to 80 cal.
A yogurt-diet needs at least 15-30 days to speed up weight loss. You will improve your digestion, immunity, protect yourself from candida, improve skin appearance and provide nutrients. You should daily eat about 500 grams of yogurt, 300 grams of fruit (citrus, apples, bananas, pomegranates…), 100 grams of meat (non-fat turkey or chicken) and 300 grams of vegetables (cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, beans…).
The Yogurt-diet is simple, practical and applicable in daily life, especially for busy people who don’t have time to prepare a complex menu that requires most diet regime. The Yogurt-diet point is that the central daily meal (lunch) contains one non-fat yogurt combined with fruit, it may be a seasonal fruit or any other fruit of your choice, but definitely bananas which would saturate your body. The Yogurt-diet lasts for a month, but it can be used as a way to keep the weight off.
“Should You Eat 6 Meals A Day to Lose Weight?”
According to a University of Ottawa study, the answer to the question “Should You Eat 6 Meals A Day to Lose Weight?” is No. It has been debated that eating 6 small meals each day vs. 3 normal meals each day does everything from “make your stomach work harder” to “increasing metabolism throughout the day.”
This study compared the weight loss between two different groups. For 8 weeks, one group ate a low calorie diet and had meals three times a day and the other group ate six meals a day, but the same number of calories were consumed in both groups. The two groups each lost approximately 5% of weight but there was no significant different in weight loss between the two groups.
So, it appears, at least from the results of this study, that you don’t need to eat the 6 meals a day diet to lose weight. However, if that is easier for you, there doesn’t appear to be any harm in it either.