An attempt to change traditional diets through a series of articles that promote healthy habits! I’m not a fan at all of the diets promoted in magazines or on the internet. They often promise magical weight loss in no time. “Lose 10 kilos in 2 weeks!”. Lines like this should make one very skeptical. But we want to be deceived. The result is that those articles sell, and sell, and sell. And we become frustrated that the diet is not working as promised.
There is a lot of truth to this ad. You can’t do much about certain aspects of your body – most are set in stone by your genes. Others, however, can be changed to a certain degree. Regardless of whether you are a female or male, there are three main categories of body types – somatotypes: Endomorph, Mesomorph and Ectomorph. Of course, few people fall exactly in one of the categories. Most find themselves somewhere in between – a combination of two of the body types. However, the categories give a good indication of which diet and which workout is more appropriate for each type. Every part of the human body is defined by its genetics.The shape and size of bones are to a great degree fixed after adolescence. Bones like those in the pelvis, the shoulders or the length of your extremities determine the basic shape of the body and its size. While resistance training can make your bones denser and more rigid (to be prepared for higher strain when put under pressure the next time), these slight changes in density do not contribute much to the overall appearance. [Read more…]
“Tired of being fat and ugly? Just be ugly!” – gym billboard.
Men, you are not off any better, though!The misconception/s below are based on what I’ve heard from friends. They are really hard to get over. This is my attempt to get you over them and to do the right thing instead.
Misconception #1: Working your abs will let you lose belly fat![Read more…]
I was curious to see how hard it would be. Now I know. Eating 500 kcal or more in addition to my normal basal metabolic rate was not an easy task. Sometimes I really had to make myself eat. Especially in the mornings, when my stomach was still full from the day before, I found it exceptionally hard to get anything in. But I’d made a decision, so I had to. Normally I’m hungry every meal, but not for the last two months. It was not only hard to get anything in but bigger portions than usual, too. I would, under normal circumstances, call myself an ambitious cook and eater, but eating without an appetite is no fun at all. [Read more…]Over a period of about eight weeks, I gained around about seven kilograms of weight.