Category: weight loss

Weight training with weight loss: what about carbs?

Self-tutoring about diet and health: the tutor inquires about a symptom he’s noticed. My sixteen-year-old is a body builder. A couple months back, I decided to join him. He’s excited to show me what he’s learned about it, and asks

Weight loss: what is the glycemic index of potato chips?

Self-tutoring about weight loss and health: the tutor gets specific about the GI of one of his guilty favourites. Potato chips: glycemic index (GI): approx 54 In my post from June 16, 2017 I mention that a rating of ≤55

Weight loss: does dietary fat help burn fat?

Self-tutoring about diet and weight loss: the tutor investigates the idea that eating fat helps burn fat. Although the idea that eating fat helps fat loss might seem surprising, it’s apparently valid, provided the eater subtracts carbohydrates to accommodate increased

Rest calorie burn rate

Self-tutoring about health: the tutor pursues the idea of how many calories a person might burn per minute, at rest. The rest calorie burn rate is approximately 1.2 per minute for a person of mass 70kg. Back in my post

Lifestyle: calorie-wise desserts: fruitcake?

Maintaining calorie consciousness means constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares that fruitcake may be surprisingly calorie wise. My wife brought home a fruitcake a couple of days ago. I’m the only one of our family who likes fruitcake, but since I’m

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Diet and weight loss: Is the banana to be avoided if you want to lose weight?

Dieting, I’m constantly self-tutoring. The tutor shares, to him, a surprising find about the calories in a banana. Easter can be a challenging time for someone on a diet. Putting out eggs last night, I gave in to temptation and

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