Fighting food cravings

Food cravings are dieters worst enemy. All day you followed your diet up to the letter and in the evening it goes wrong. Hunger is the main cause of food cravings, but there are other elements that can make it worse. Because prevention is better than cure this article suggests ways to prevent these cravings.   #1: Eat at regular time intervals The signal of hunger is sent to the brain when the blood sugar drops under a certain level. The longer you wait before you eat, the harder your body will scream for food. By eating at regular time […]

6 Mistakes Athletes Who Lost Weight Make After Weigh-in

Written by Amelie Rosseneu for Judoinside Congratulations you made weight! What’s next? A big celebration meal? Probably not the best idea. Passing a weigh-in is only the beginning – you still need to conquer that gold medal. So how do you prepare your body for the competition? The theory is that you need to try to make up for your deficiencies. If you had to cut weight before the weigh-in you probably are lacking some liquid, carbohydrates and maybe electrolytes (salts). Just as in weight cutting, there are some common mistakes that it is best to avoid.   Mistake #1: […]

Fasting for weight loss

A few days “Yom Kipur” was observed. It is a day when Jewish people traditionally fast and refrain from working, driving, and using electronic devices. Almost everyone in Israel respects this day- during Yom Kipur you can take a walk on the high way and not see any car driving. I’m not Jewish but since I live in Israel and I’m not really an athlete anymore, I decided to join the tradition and didn’t eat or drink for 26 hours. During this period I did nothing but resting and lost over a kilo. It was the first time ever I […]