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Five Healthy Breakfast Choices

Greek yoghurt and strawberries

If you want to know whether you need to eat breakfast at all, read part one here. Here’s a quick summary of the points. If you don’t feel like eating breakfast then you are unlikely to gain weight by skipping it, but if you are hungry then you should eat breakfast. If your diet is high in carbohydrate it may …

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What are my Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat needs?

Part 2 – Calories (Macro Nutrient Needs) Macro nutrients are three types of foods that provide you with calories: Protein – Carbohydrate – Fat. You can read The Basics Of Nutrition for more on those. These are only GUIDELINES for your diet and you may need more calories depending on your exercise levels. Protein It’s recommended to get between 1.1 to 2.2 …

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How To Calculate Lean Body Mass

What Is Lean Body Mass (LBM)? Your Lean Body Mass (LBM) is the amount of weight you carry on your body that isn’t fat. If you weigh 100kg but you’re 30% fat, then your Lean Body Mass (LBM) will be around 70kg. Why Do I Need To Know My LBM? Muscle burns more calories than fat. The higher your LBM, …

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The Basics Of Nutrition: Protein, Carbohydrate And Fat Explained

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This article is for those needing a very basic explanation of the three macro-nutrients: Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat. Once you understand these macro-nutrients it will make healthy eating feel a lot clearer. Protein It is unashamedly taken from a children’s health web site, as for now it need not be any more complicated than that. From kidshealth.org “You probably know …

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Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods – Part 2

If you haven’t checked out part 1, here it is: Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Part 1 Now to carry on…. Sports Drinks Now this one is more a misinterpretation than any cunning by the companies. It states clearly in the adverts “at the limit of human performance”. I don’t want to be the one to break it to you but when …

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Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods – Part 1

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What if I told you a high street fruit smoothie has more sugar than TWO jam doughnuts? Or that Vitamin Water has as much sugar as a can of Coke? People are starting to take more care of their health, thanks to the media coverage on the obesity epidemic and ever-expanding waistlines. The trouble is you’re being told the problem …

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