Tag Archives: calorie-counting

Artificial Sweeteners: Fit or Shit?

This is me as I write this week’s post. Turning a (potentially) 250-calorie Cappuccino into a 110-calorie drink that I can afford under my calorie quota. Skimmed milk, no whip and Sugar-Free instead of sugar. But is this a good habit? Have you noticed how Diet Sodas seem to be the first drink that runs …

Alcohol & Fitness: Do they mix?

Many who start on the fitness journey, dread this question. Will I need to completely give up alcohol?  Does fitness come at the cost of my social life? What! No Beer? Whaaaaaa! And it’s a fair question, what with the fitness-industry’s relentless anti-alcohol stance. But what is it about alcohol that sparks such an extreme …

How do I start losing weight?

I’ve read a hundred books, seen tens of documentaries, read about several fat-to-fit cases, and yet, I don’t know! Is it all about the diet? Should I just hire a dietitian and that’ll be enough? But what about strength and stamina?  Should I hit the gym? But what do I do in the gym? Just cardio? Or …

Weight-Loss Diet: A Beginner’s Guide – Part I

100 bucks says you’ve heard the adage: Weight-loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. And it’s true, biologically speaking. Psychologically I would argue otherwise. But let’s leave that for a later issue. So let’s talk Biology. And let’s start by getting a few basics out of the way. Macros All the food you eat – …