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Will Fat Make You Fat?

Some people who want to lose weight embark on a ‘low fat diet’. Low fat diets used to be popular because people were under the misconception that eating fat made you fat. However, this is not the case. While saturated fats and ‘bad’ fats are definitely not good for your health, healthy fats can actually help you to lose more weight in the long run!p to stop cravings, and get plenty of good nutrients into the diet.

What Makes People Fat?

The truth is, no one food will make you fat. Not even carbs. People put on weight because they are eating a surplus of calories. Calories should not be everything to you. You don’t want to get obsessed. It’s also worth noting that 1000-1200 calorie diets that people promote are very unhealthy. You should only be in a small deficit if you want to lose fat, and this will make it more manageable in the long term.

The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a diet utilized by people who want to lose fat at a faster rate. They eat around 70% fats, and the rest protein and carbs. They consume very few carbs, usually only getting them from vegetables. It’s important to remember that this diet is not for everybody, and that a healthy, balanced diet usually works best. Take a look at the infographic below if you’d like to learn more about this diet!


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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

Guest Post: Things to Know if You Are Planning On Getting Contacts

If you have vision problems, you’ve most likely, at some point, worn glasses. If you remember the first time you put them on, you probably remember how clear the world looked like all of a sudden and how many new things you’ve noticed. But, sometimes they can be a hassle. So, are you thinking about getting contact lenses? Let’s see if they’re the right choice for you!

The Basics

Not everyone should choose contact lenses over glasses. In short, they are recommended for people who have been wearing glasses for a while, and for those who are supposed to wear glasses full-time. If you don’t fit this description, there are still a few exceptions when contacts might be the right thing for you. For example, if you play sports that put you in danger if you are wearing glasses, but you can’t play without them, or if you want to wear contacts just on occasion, when you want to dress up and don’t want to wear your glasses.

What Are Your Options?

There are many types of contact lenses, and you are best off asking your optometrist about your options, because they will be able to tell you exactly what is right for you. To give you an idea what we’re talking about, we’ll list some of the options here. The most commonly used type of contacts are the disposable ones. They can last anywhere from two days, up to a whole month. However, make sure you talk to your doctor and ask them to tell you exactly how long it is safe for you to wear your contacts. If you think that, because you have astigmatism, these contacts won’t be a good choice for you, try out soft lenses. Therefore, don’t worry – if you want to wear contacts, there is definitely an option for you.

Contact Lenses Aren’t Scary

There are many stories and myths about contacts being bad for you, but most of them are absolutely not true. Think a contact can get behind your eye? There is a membrane connected to your eyelids, so that is absolutely impossible. Contacts can get stuck or glued to your eye? A little bit of sterile saline and you’re good to go. They can cause health problems? If you follow your doctor’s instructions, you will have absolutely no problems. Think they will pop out? Modern lenses are soft and follow the shape of your eye completely, so unlike their ancestors, they are very unlikely to pop out.

What Are The Advantages?

There will always be a “glasses or contacts” debate, but to be honest, both have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice is completely up to you. Contact lenses require a bit more work, as you need to make sure you have saline on you and be very careful on a windy day, but you can wear them while playing sports or even swimming (under the goggles, of course). On the other hand, glasses can be a stylish accessory and a way to emphasize your unique look. On the other hand, contacts allow you to change the natural color of your eyes, if that’s what you want. Also, don’t think that you have to choose just one, because everyone who wears contacts also has to have a pair of glasses, because your eyes can easily get tired. Visit an optometrist in Sydney or a city near you and make sure you get all the information on what is your best choice.

Whether you choose to wear them occasionally or every day, because of their advantages or just because you don’t like glasses, you can be sure that you’ll find the ones perfect for you.

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

HIIT For Beginners

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the second most popular fitness trend in the world. If you’re just starting out, then more than likely the more causal-paced interval training you’re doing is fartlek. For example, sprint as fast as you can for as long as you can, rest, run, then walk. HIIT is more advanced because you get more specific, such as one minute of sprints followed by 30 seconds of recuperation, then repeat. Plus, you’re working full anaerobic and aerobic thresholds. The more advanced you are at HIIT, the longer the work periods become, and the shorter the rest periods become as well. So here’s your complete guide to HIIT for beginners. 

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

How to Get a Thigh Gap : The Truth Behind The Trend

I’ve noticed a trend for a lot of women’s New Year’s resolutions. That trend being “finally getting a thigh gap.” Therefore I thought I would share how to get a thigh gap, because there’s a lot of false information on this, and I wanted to make sure you lovelies were being healthy about this. So, here’s everything you need to know – and I mean everything – to get a thigh gap.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

7 Tips For Running in Winter

With the chilly season of winter comes some occasionally overlook tips to deal with the cold. Which is why many runners put up their shoes for the bitter season, but with these seven tips for running in winter, you can dust them off, and get back out there. Because once you know how to run in winter, it can become your favorite season to run in with all its challenges.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Today I wanted to talk about something on a more serious note. With it being October, which as we all know is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to talk about that today. Breast cancer holds a special place in my heart since many women in my family have battled this cancer. Which is why I did all the research on what you need to know about breast cancer. 

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.

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