Speed up your metabolism to burn fat

woman dancingYour body’s metabolism, and more specifically your metabolic rate, seems to be one of the key factors in whether you are overweight or not. It can also help or hinder your attempts to lose weight.

What is metabolic rate?

Metabolism involves all the biochemical reactions going in your body, keeping you alive and functioning normally. These chemical reactions use energy, and your metabolic rate is the speed at which those reactions are taking place.

The minimum amount of energy for these biochemical reactions to take place is called the Basal metabolic rate (BMR). [Read more…]

Lose fat, be healthy – why?

Losing excess fat leads to better health

Woman on scalesBeing overweight or obese can lead to all sorts of health problems. If you lose the excess fat your weight will drop and your risk of other health problems will fall too.

So, why lose excess body fat? Read on…

Health problems caused by excess body fat

Here is a list of some health problems linked with being overweight to demonstrate why it is important to lose this excess fat.

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease includes health problems such as angina, heart attacks and strokes. [Read more…]

How you can lose thigh fat and cellulite

Fat build up on the thighs isn’t as bad for your health as fat around your waist. But for many people, especially women it is uncomfortable and a source of embarrassment. The thigh fat that causes many women to despair is cellulite, and this is how people often refer to thigh fat.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by fat under the skin that comes up against other types of tissue under the skin, which causes skin dimpling. Cellulite occurs mostly on the thighs, hips, bottom and sometimes the stomach, and occurs in most women. Cellulite isn’t caused by excess thigh fat, as many women who are very thin have it on their thighs. [Read more…]

How to lose face fat

Even if you are not overweight or obese your face could still look fat. It’s often said that your face is the last place you lose fat from, so dealing with face fat can be challenging. Trying to lose fat from the face by excessive dieting can lead to sunken eyes and a wrinkled appearance, which is not what you want.

Sometimes the cause of a chubby face or double-chinned appearance isn’t actually facial fat. It could be bloating caused by excessive water in the facial tissue, or facial muscles that aren’t toned. The “Face Fitness Formula” has more information on diet and exercises for a slimmer face. [Read more…]

How to lose belly fat fast

Lose belly fat fastBefore we look at how to lose belly fat fast, we should look at why you should lose belly fat.

We’ll see that this is important for your health, and not just for the way you look.

Being overweight or obese creates real risks to your health.

Excess body fat is linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. So the more body fat you have, and the more overweight or obese you are, the higher your risk of health problems.

As we will see, the amount of belly fat you have is a good indicator of your health risk. So losing belly fat, which you can monitor as your trousers get looser, is important for your health. [Read more…]

How to lose arm fat

Just like the other areas of body fat, if you are overweight or obese then fat accumulates on the arms, and in particular the upper arms. As you get older the skin in the upper arms becomes looser and less elastic, so this excess arm fat begins to hang down a little. In the UK this is know as “bingo wings”, which isn’t very nice, supposedly due to the number of women playing bingo who have this type of arm fat.

We can hide belly fat or thigh fat with our clothes. Loose fitting tops and trousers effectively hide the fat. Even shorts that come down towards the knee can hide thigh fat effectively. The problem with arm fat is that a lot of the tops we want to wear have short sleeves. This means the fat on our upper arms is on display, which can be embarrassing. [Read more…]

How to lose body fat

How to lose body fatObesity is currently one of the biggest health problems worldwide. As you already know, obesity is caused by excess body fat, and this is associated with several health problems.

Excess body fat increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Being overweight puts a strain on your hip, knee and ankle joints, and can increase your risk of developing arthritis.

So, if you are even slightly overweight, losing excess body fat can improve your health dramatically. But what’s the best way to lose this body fat? [Read more…]