Is alcohol stalling your weight loss?

    Its just a glass of wine!!! Its liquid naaaa. Dr Trim it wont make me add weight. So a glass of wine once in a while definitely isn’t going to make you pack up the pounds, but when … Continue reading

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Check up!

Hi readers,   Its been a long while. Just a check up to know where everyone is, and how your weightloss goals are going. I am back to blogging, so please feel free to post questions or discussions in the … Continue reading

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Get a Polar FT4 monitor to know how many calories you burn during your workouts

FT4 Heart Rate Monitor The FT4 heart rate monitor helps you exercise smartly, by telling you the actual amount of calories you burn when working out, instead of just an estimate. This is based on your heart rate when exercising, … Continue reading

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Raising Healthy Children

I received some emails from mothers who were battling with overweight children….some asking if the kids could even use weight loss pills or forever living products for weightloss. Please no child should use any medication of any sort to lose … Continue reading

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Calories estimation for Beans (Pictures included)

So i thought i should do a pictorial on calorie contents of beans to give you guys an idea especially for those who cannot weigh their foods at home, and who do not have the standard measuring cup. 100 grams … Continue reading

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Question and Answer: Dr Trim, can i use Chicken bile to lose weight?

So i got this question in the comment section from one of our readers: ‘Hi. I have a question and it is this; does chicken bile actually helps in loosing weight? Have seen some articles on line testifyin to this … Continue reading

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Calories in Couscous

1 cup of Dry couscous which weighs approximately 530g contains 596 calories!!!! Of these calories, Fat content is 0.2g Carbohydrate content is 36g Protein is 6g   So if you are trying to lose weight and you want to make … Continue reading

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Diet Teas for weight Loss

Diet teas have become popular. I guess the attraction is yeah, eat what ever you like, drink your tea and then it would send you to the toilet and you drop all you have eating there. As if it was … Continue reading

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Calories in Gizzard

Chicken and Turkey Gizzard contain similar nutrient content. Here is the breakdown:   1 Turkey gizzard (mine weighed 84g, but remember they come in different sizes so the calorie content would vary according to the size of the gizzard). It … Continue reading

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New workout DVDs available

The following Titles are now available (limited quanity) 1. Rocking body (Shaun T) 2. Turbo Jam 3. Turbo Fire Single DVD 4. Leslie Sansone Walkaway the pounds express 5. Weighted Gloves 6. Slim in 6 Series 7. Polar FT4 Heart … Continue reading

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Weight loss Tips……………….

Happy new year! Just a few tips to get yo started for the year! 1. Watch your portions, try to eat smaller meals when trying to lose weight, always remember the fist rule, try to make the size of yor … Continue reading

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Atkins Diet for Nigerians Part 1……….How Kim Kardashian ‘lost’ her pregnancy weight

Kim Kardashian……..says she lost her pregnancy weight via the atkins diet, after which i started getting a few emails on how to adapt this diet for the Nigerian dieter. Finally a member of our forum Esthybaby has also decided to … Continue reading

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Please Vote for African Weight Loss!

Thank you for your votes….we have been nominated for Best Fitness or Health Blog in the 2013 Nigerian Blog awards. Please do a final favor and vote for the blog by doing the following:   Visit http://nigerianblogawards.com/vote2013.php, there are a few instructions … Continue reading

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Losing weight when in the hostel or dormitary

I have had several requests form students in school and can’t make their own meals. Also for our forum member who is going to Law school. Being in the hostel where you cant make your own food is not easy … Continue reading

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Working out while watching TV

For some its easy to get bored when working out, for some they do not have the time and luxury to workout after work, you need to spend time with the kids, you need to catch your favorite tv shows. … Continue reading

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Waist Hip Ratio: A very important indicator of health

The Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) is use as an indicator of a persons health, and a predictor of the risk of developing health problems later in life. Those with apple shaped bodies ( more weight around the waist) face more health … Continue reading

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Lowering your Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a common disease for Africans. It is called the silent killer because it can go undetected for years without the person knowing, and then one day the complications strike. It is very very important to check your blood … Continue reading

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Calories in Ukwa (Breadfruit)

Ukwas Scientific name is Treculia africana. Its a large tree that can grow about 30 metres. the seed contains 38.3% carbohydrate, 17.7% crude protein and 15.9% fat. Should you be eating Ukwa when trying to lose weight? Well, here is the … Continue reading

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How to eat right at a Party

  Dieting or eating right at parties is usually really difficult, especially since Naija parties really represent well when it comes to the food department in parties.Here are some tips to help preventing overeating/eating unhealthy at parties. 1. Eat before … Continue reading

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A favour! Thank you

Hi Dear Readers Please kindly nominate this blog in the 2013 Nigerian blog Awards for the Award of Best Fitness or Health Blog. Here are the steps to doing this. 1) Visit the Nomination FORM website by clicking here, and … Continue reading

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Diet Soft Drinks…………and Weight Loss/Gain

A lot of time we overlook the amount of sugar we consume. Some people actually think they consume sugar only when they are taking the granulated or the cubed sugar. However, this is not the case. Sugar is found in … Continue reading

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Groundnuts………..to eat or not to eat?

  So groundnuts! This is the groundnut season i guess, as i keep seeing lots of food diaries on the African Weightloss forum mentioning it. Should you or should you not? The advantages of groundnuts are quite attractive. they can … Continue reading

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Nigerian weight Loss Recipe: Oatmeal Pancakes 220 calories

Here is the recipe for oatmeal pancakes. They are definitely healthier than your conventional pancakes, plus they are low calorie too.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup of oatmeal : 150 calories 1 egg: 70 calories A pinch of baking powder. Optional: … Continue reading

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Nigerian Weightloss Recipes: Vegetable sauce (111 calories)

This is a basic/easy to cook sauce for your meals. You can take it with your boiled sweet potato or boiled plantain, or even take it alone.   Ingredients: 3 red tomatoes (mine weighed 64 calories): 33 calories 1 big … Continue reading

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Nigerian Weight Loss Recipes: Boiled plantains and Stew (300 calories)

This is a very fast easy to cook meal, light and yummy. You can make it quickly in the morning before going to work, or the night before, then put in the fridge and then warm up the next morning. … Continue reading

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1200 Calorie Nigerian Weightloss Meal plan (Easy to follow)

The 1200 Nigerian Meal plan was made thanks to numerous requests from the readers. I tried to make it as easy as possible, simple fast meals you can make in the morning before going to work, considering that most of … Continue reading

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Zumba workout dvds now available in Lagos Nigeria (Original)

Zumba workout dvds are now available in Nigeria. Zumba is a fun dance workout program that focuses on all parts of the body. For preview of what the workout looks like: http://youtu.be/GtnkKlMakzo These are the packages available: 1. Zumba exhilarate … Continue reading

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From 140kg to 70kg! An inspirational Weight loss Story

  I was going through CNN website yesterday and saw this, and decided to share with you guys. Yes its the same person! Weight loss is definitely possible, not matter how far you may think you are from your goal. … Continue reading

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Insanity workout Dvd now available

The latest of the insanity workout series is now available. It a seven workout program that would give you a rocking body in thirty days. For full details, click here; http://www.africanweightloss.com/2012/05/new-workout-dvds-available.html or order online: http://africanweightloss.com/sales/index.php BBPIN: 7661A116

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The Banana Diet for Weight loss

The Banana diet for weight loss. This diet became popular when a popular celebrity claimed she lost 15 pounds by doing the Banana diet. It even caused shortage of bananas in Japan as at that time. I personally do not … Continue reading

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Why is it harder to Lose Pregnancy weight

Why is it harder to Lose Pregnancy weight A few years back, i was with a good friend of mine who was pregnant at the time. I had gone visiting, and met her having lunch. A big bowl of eba … Continue reading

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Why it is harder for women to lose weight?

Why it is harder for women to lose weight? You start working out with your partner, and you see him losing the pounds so fast, while your trickles down slowly. You might be wondering, why is it harder for women … Continue reading

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Want to lose Stubborn Belly fat? Try intermittent fasting

Lose stubborn belly fat I  introduced it to a few clients here in the states who wanted to lose stubborn belly fat and they saw great results. Before I start, I would love to introduce you to Martin Berkhan. He … Continue reading

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Drinking alcohol while trying to lose weight

We all hear the praises for alcohol, how it helps fight heart disease and all. Yeah maybe, but what about the negative effects? Here is some information on how alcohol can stall your weight loss efforts. Should you be drinking … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Abs, New Taebo and Other DVDs now available.

Due to popular demand, Hip Hop abs, Taebo (Billy Blanks) ab workouts, and the firm DVDs along with other workout DVDs are now available. Please click the link below to read more   http://www.africanweightloss.com/2012/05/new-workout-dvds-available.html

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WeightLoss Advice from Jillian Micheals the Worlds Best trainer

WeightLoss Advice from Jillian Micheals the Worlds Best trainer The picture you see above is from the latest Season of the biggest loser. The woman in the picture is Danni Allen. She was trained by the world’s best trainer: Jillian … Continue reading

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Benefits of Eggs for Weight loss

Benefits of Eggs for Weight loss If trying to increase your protein intake, Eggs are a good source of protein. As we should know by now, proteins help build your muscles, and help you to stay full longer after eating. … Continue reading

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Avoiding Loose Skin after weight loss

Avoiding Loose Skin after weight loss I got an email a few days ago asking how to avoid having loose skin during weight loss. The truth is, the amount of excess skin you have at the end actually depends on … Continue reading

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Going on a Very Low Calorie Diet

Should i go on a Very Low Calorie diet? In the bid to lose weight, sometimes you might get tempted into trying the Very Low Calorie Diet. You find some people eating as little as 400 calories a day, to … Continue reading

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Calories burned by Walking

I got a question today on the forum (www.africanweightloss.com/forum) on how many calories are burned by walking. I tried explaining to the person that in order to know the actual amount of calories burned by walking, you would definitely have … Continue reading

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Banana and Eggs : Quick Breakfast/Lunch Suggestion

This is a simple easy to make breakfast, which i like, its yummy to me. Better than doing bread with eggs or yam with eggs. Anyway, its easy most of us know how to make it. Just get one nice … Continue reading

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Calories in a tablespoon of cooked white rice

A tablespoon of cooked white rice contains 14 calories. After i made the 800 calorie meal plan for weight loss a few years back, some members had difficulty in getting the right measurement using our regular tablespoon, since it was … Continue reading

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How to develop a sustainable exercise program for weight loss

One of the best ways to change your body composition is to combine diet and exercise.  A very good workout plan or workout DVD/Regimen is one that includes cardiovascular activity to burn extra calories strength training to build and shape … Continue reading

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General Motors Detox Diet : Lose 5 to 11kg in One week.

The General motors detox diet has been said to help people lose 5 to 11kg in a week. It is divided into seven days, and some individuals who used this General motors detox diet swear by it. I have been … Continue reading

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What is a Calorie? How important is it for my weight loss?

What is a Calorie The topic for discussion today is: What is a calorie. Scientifically, the definition of a calorie is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of water by 1 degree. That’s the scientific definition. In … Continue reading

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Importance of proteins for weight Loss

It is well known that weight loss is all about creating a calorie deficit, thus ensuring that at the end of the day, your body would need to go to its fat stores to burn energy for fuel. However its … Continue reading

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Calories in pounded yam flour (Ola Ola or Ayoola)

This information of calories in pounded yam flour is made using the standard cup size, a picture of which is above.  The pounded yam flours in the market, as we know are not 100% just yam, lots of preservatives are … Continue reading

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High Protein foods for weight loss

Chicken: Chicken breast contains the highest amount of protein, about 30grams for each 3 oz of chicken breast. The thigh contains 10grams, The wing contains 6 grams. Chicken is generally known to be high in protein, and if you have … Continue reading

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Calories in powdered milk (Peak)

1 table spoon of peak milk (powdered) contains: 40 calories.   The nutritional make-up is as follows: Fat: 2g Carbohydrate: 3g Protein 2g

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