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The Skinny On Obesity – 7 Part Series

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In this seven part series, lasting approximately one hour, they uncover the truth about obesity and why it’s a national crisis. The Skinny On Obesity – Synopsis What are the main factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic? How can we reverse the weight gain before it lowers the average life span of the general population? Dr. Robert Lustig, the …

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7 Steps to Curbing your Sugar Addiction

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In this article i’ll tell you how to give up sugar by outlining SEVEN key steps you can take right now. Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death, second only to smoking. 2 in 3 adults are overweight and 1/3 of those are classified as obese. Taking on excess calories in the form of sugar is a main contributor to this …

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Is eating ANY breakfast better than eating NO breakfast?

Before we discuss the offending food choices, let’s discuss whether breakfast is necessary at all. Should I Eat Breakfast? As many as 30% of us admit to skipping breakfast. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and tend to be more active. However, this does not mean that any breakfast is better than no …

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The Basics Of Carb Cycling

Read on to find out How Carb Cycling Works and How It Can Benefit You. What Is Carb Cycling? Carbohydrate (Carb) Cycling is proven to be an effective way to either improve fat loss, or to limit fat gain while trying to build muscle. Your carbohydrates are the breads, pasta, grains and fruits in your diet. The main concept is …

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Five Healthy Breakfast Choices

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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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