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How Many Calories in a Kiwi?

How Many Calories in a Kiwi?
The kiwifruit, also known as kiwi is a very unique fruit. It is known for its fuzzy brown outside but the inner sweetness is what makes it so tasty.  It is speculated that the kiwi originated in China, but its seeds have spread all over the world.

For the most part, kiwis are grown in warm climates.  California and New Zealand are two of the world’s largest producers of kiwifruit.  In addition to their great taste, Kiwis have a variety of vitamins and are a low calorie snack. They are a great additive to a fruit salad to provide variety. Kiwis are easy to eat, although there are multiple ways to eat a kiwi.  All you have to do is cut one in half and eat the inside with a spoon.  The other way to eat a kiwi is to simply peel [...]

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How Many Calories in Oatmeal?

How Many Calories in Oatmeal?
Oatmeal is a great tasting start to your day.  Think of a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter morning..sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?  It’s not only a great food choice when you’re trying to lose weight, but it’s great for gaining lean muscle mass as well.

Oatmeal is also a whole grain so it will keep you feeling full and reduce hunger cravings for hours after eating it.  You can put a variety of toppings on oatmeal.  A little maple syrup can add some great flavor.  Fresh fruit can also turn a plain bowl of oatmeal into a delicious healthy dessert.


Nutrition Facts
Before we get to the calories, let’s look at some of the other nutrients found in oatmeal.  First, what’s NOT there:  Oatmeal is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.  These are all [...]

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Good Carbs Versus Bad Carbs

 With all the low carb diet fanatics out there, you might think that the only answer to solve your weight loss woes is cutting out carbohydrates completely.

But before you get too hasty and give the bread, cereal, and brown rice the boot from your menu plan, it’s important to take some time to realize the truth about carbohydrates so you can make a more informed decision for yourself about this nutrient.

Let’s take a look at what you should know about good carbs versus bad carbs so that this whole concept becomes that much clearer in your mind.

Good Carbs
If you choose wisely, carbs can be included in your fat loss diet plan and will support better energy levels, a higher overall metabolic rate (your metabolism has a tendency to crash quickly on ultra low carb diets), and simply put, taste great.

Most people find they [...]

Fat Loss 4 Idiots Review

Fat Loss 4 Idiots Review

What is Fat Loss 4 Idiots?

If you’ve been searching around online for weight loss and diet programs, you’ve definitely heard of Fat Loss 4 Idiots. It claims to be a diet program that is very different from any other diet out there on the market today–not just different but this program claims to be BETTER than both Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig.  It promises results of losing 9 lbs. in 11 days which is amazing. Thousands of other people have had success with Fat Loss 4 Idiots so I had to get the program for myself to see what all the hype is about.

First, what is Fat Loss 4 Idiots?  Well, it’s a diet and nutrition plan totally based around food.  There are no disgusting supplements or expensive diet pills involved in this program.  According to Fat Loss 4 Idiots, food is infinitely MORE powerful than powders and [...]

Fat Burning Pills

Fat Burning Pills – What’s The Real Deal?

If you’re seeking fast weight loss results, there’s no question that one of the products that you’re checking out as you navigate through your local supplement store is the fat burners.

Fat burners promise to help increase the rate of weight loss you experience, boost your metabolism, decrease your appetite, and in some cases, even claim to block the absorption of certain nutrients in the body so those calories don’t ‘count’ when you eat them.

But, how much of what you read about fat burning pills is true and how much is just hype?

Let’s take a closer look at this issue and uncover the need-to-know facts to set the record straight.

Fat Burners For Energy
The very first type of fat burning to consider is those that are designed to help increase your energy levels. These fat burners typically are composed of caffeine, green tea extract, or [...]