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Nutrition Myths Busted

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Health and diet trends come and go so it was interesting reading this article from Examine.com about their predicted nutrition myths of 2017 now we’re approaching the end of the year. We’re heading towards the end of the 2017 faster than you can say Father Christmas so I thought it was a good time to […]

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How To Set Your Metabolism on Fire

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If there’s one thing everyone watching their weight wants it’s to have a fast metabolism that burns calories faster than a rocket on bonfire night. Your metabolism is the ‘engine’ that burns the food you eat as well as stored fat, turning it into energy such as: Heat to keep us warm Energy for basic […]

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Is Food Combining any good for Weight Loss

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The Food Combining Diet, also known as the Hay diet after it’s founder William Hay, was developed as a lifestyle plan to treat obesity and other diseases and health problems such as heart disease and digestive problems.   The principals are that since different foods digest at different speeds, combining them disrupts optimal digestion and […]

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Slow Metabolism? Might be ‘Starve Mode’

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If you’re struggling to lose weight you’ve probably considered at some point whether it’s due to a slow metabolism.   Metabolism is your body burning energy (calories), so it stands to reason that if it’s slow, you’ll burn calories (lose weight) more slowly.   Metabolic Damage, Starvation Mode, Weight Loss Plateaus….Want to finally understand how […]

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How To Speed Up Metabolism

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Your metabolism controls how quickly you burn up energy from the food you eat and stored fat, so is it possible to speed up metabolism?   A fast metabolism will mean you have more energy, are able to eat more food without gaining weight, and will find losing weight much easier.   Unfortunately the thing […]

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One Angry Chef and the Detox Myth

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It’s Summer as I type this – the hottest week in 20 years, and I’m being targeted with adverts online about Detox Retreats, so I’m devoting the next 10 minutes to debunking the detox myth.   With a new wellness / detox / clean eating /vegan / paleo / alkaline bloggers taking over our Instagram […]

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How Much Fat Should You Eat for Weight Loss?

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How much fat is necessary for health, and how much is too much?   What if your goals are weight loss, does that mean you should eat less fat?   What are the healthiest types of fat, and which ones should you be avoiding? Unfortunately there’s no one exact number for everyone, since everyone’s body, […]

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Can You Change Your Body Weight Set Point?

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Your weight set point is the weight your body believes you need to be.   Your body will defend this weight, making weight loss (or gain) harder.   If you eat less, you will burn less in an attempt to stay at this weight ‘set point’. Unfortunately it doesn’t work the same way so well […]

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Are Hunger Hormones Keeping You Fat?

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While calories dictate weight loss and gain, hunger hormones could be making you eat more and gain weight (or not lose it) as a result.   There are various hunger hormones at play but the main ones are leptin and ghrelin.   Ghrelin is secreted in the stomach and makes you hungry. Leptin is released […]

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What are Low Carb Foods Really?

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When people say they’re going to cut carbohydrates and eat mostly low carb foods what do they mean my that?   Low carb diets such as Atkins, GI and Dukan have become incredibly popular in recent years, and they can really work for some people because low carb foods like protein are really filling.   […]

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