Do you have trouble sleeping at night? What affects sleep that you should avoid before bed? Many people struggle to get a proper night’s sleep. There are five main influences that drastically affect how we sleep: caffeine, light, temperature, alcohol, and alarms. Keep reading to learn about each factor and for tips on how to improve your quality of sleep.
Do you need to exercise to lose weight? Is losing weight through diet alone possible? According to John Walker, the author of The Hacker’s Diet, you can exercise for an hour and only burn 300 calories, but it only takes one Snicker’s bar to offset your workout. That’s why Walker suggests primarily relying on a calorie deficit to lose weight rather than on exercise. Here is why, when it comes to losing weight, diet outweighs exercise.
Do you cycle through losing and gaining weight endlessly? How can you keep the weight off for good? In his book The Hacker’s Diet, John Walker says that most people who go on diets tend to gain back all of the weight they lost and sometimes more. Walker proposed two methods for keeping weight off: daily weight tracking and meal planning. Keep reading for Walker’s advice on how to maintain weight loss.
Do you feel the urge to keep eating even if you don’t feel hungry anymore? Why do you think that is? Why does it seem like other people have natural limits and you just can’t stop? In his book The Hacker’s Diet, John Walker introduces the concept of the “eat watch.” Some people’s eat watch tells them when they’ve eaten enough and when to stop. However, some people have broken their eat watches which is why they don’t alert them when they’re eating over the limit. Keep reading to learn what to do if your eat watch is broken.
Do you plan your meals ahead? How can the simple act of planning your meals in advance help you lose weight? John Walker, the author of The Hacker’s Diet, claims that you can lose weight by eating the exact same foods you already eat, just in smaller portion sizes. Walker says that the easiest way to ensure you’re not overeating is to carefully plan your portions and to consider the happiness/calorie ratio of foods. Here’s how planning your meals in advance can help you lose weight and keep it off.
Are you trying to lose weight but are having dieting problems? Is your weight loss plateauing? Are you experiencing side effects? Losing weight is not a straightforward journey—it comes with frustrations, setbacks, and fluctuations. In his book The Hacker’s Diet, John Walker outlines some tips for troubleshooting your weight loss. Here are some of the most common problems that come with dieting.
What is the EWMA formula? Why shouldn’t you rely on raw, weight loss measurements to track your progress? EWMA stands for the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average. In The Hacker’s Diet, John Walker suggests using this formula for tracking your weight loss progress rather than focusing on the daily weight fluctuations which can be caused by a number of variables. The EWMA formula, on the other hand, tracks the trend of your weight loss. Here is how to use the EWMA formula to track your weight loss.
Why is losing weight so hard? If the concept of weight loss is so simple—burn more calories than you eat— then why isn’t everybody a healthy weight? Although the concept of weight loss is simple—calories in/calories out—it isn’t easy to implement in practice. Many people lack the motivation or willpower to eat less food, to pass up that donut, or to pay attention to the number of calories they’re putting in their body. Here is how John Walker explains the struggle of weight loss in his book The Hacker’s Diet.
What’s all the backlash against fad diets? Why do most people gain the weight back after losing it on a fad diet? If you tried a fad diet and lost weight but you either gained it back or found it too hard to maintain, you’re not alone. Fad diets don’t work in the long term for these four reasons: they rely on the user losing water weight, you get bored of eating the same foods, your food choices are too limited, or you don’t feel satisfied with the foods you’re eating. Here is why fad diets don’t work and what
What is Michael Greger’s How Not to Die about? What one factor, according to the author, can help prevent and reverse most of the modern killer diseases? In his book How Not to Die, Michael Greger argues that a plant-based, whole-food diet has been scientifically shown to reduce the most common diseases leading to death. Citing thousands of references from scientific literature, Greger covers the top 15 causes of death (from heart disease to Parkinson’s) and describes how diet can reduce each cause of death. Here is a brief overview of the main points from Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die: Discover the