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5:2 Fasting diet – It’s not just for weight loss

5:2 Fasting diet – It’s not just for weight loss

The 5:2 fasting diet is nothing new, but the mechanism of how this can benefit us has not always been clear, but new research has found that fasting diets may help people with diabetes and heart disease. The added benefit is weight loss. The diet is based on eating little or no food a few days a week, and has been found to be as beneficial as exercise or surgery for...

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6 Easy Steps for Weight Loss

There are so many diets aroung these days, let us talk you through 6 easy steps for weight loss: 1. – Before you can start any diet program you need to be in the right frame of mind. If you do not feel good about yourself you probably will not want to choose healthy foods. You cannot expect the act of going on a diet to make you feel better about yourself. The...

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Top Tips for Weight Loss : Exercise

Top Tips for Weight Loss : Exercise

Exercise may sound like the obvious way to loose weight, but it often overlooked in favour of dieting alone. Exercise and dieting can be combined for optimal weight loss. If you are new to exercise or haven’t done anything in a while, this should be done under the supervision of a personal trainer. A combination of weight training and cardiovascular exercise...

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Exercise Tips for Optimal Weight Loss

Lift heavier weights. What I suggest is that the weights workout should be vigorous, with the number of repetitions kept at the low tomedium end of the scale between 8 and 12 RM. To remind you, the RM is the repetition maximum, which means the most weight you can lift forthis number of reps before fatigue. The 8-12 is within a range thatshould provide strength and...

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How Good Bacteria Can Prevent Obesity

A new study has discovered that good bacteria can play an important role to prevent obesity and type -2 diabetes. These findings suggest that foods that stimulate the production of bacteria in the digestive system could help to facilitate faster weight loss than eating less and exercising more. The study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

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How to live a healthy life

How to live a healthy life

In the fast paced world that we live in it can be easy to neglect our health and wellness. We’re so busy racing through our day to day lives that we don’t take the time to look after ourselves. It’s no wonder that so many of us are tired and run down. The following simple tips can help you learn how to live a healthy life. Drink Drink Drink...

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Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Foods scientists at Penn State University in Pennsylvania have found that green tea could help to reduce spikes in blood glucose. These new findings could have a positive impact on the diets for people who have type-2 diabetes, and for people who are pre-diabetic. This could also benefit people who are on a weight-loss programme. The researchers concentrated on an...

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Does sugar cause weight gain?

  According to a new book the obesity epidemic that is gaining pace may not be a simple case of over eating and a lack of exercise. In his new new book, Robert Lustig, a professor of clinical paediatrics at the University of California, suggests a new theory on weight gain. The number of obese people has more than doubled in the last 30 years. The way we eat,...

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Does Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

A new study has found a possible link between fructose intake and weight gain. The study compared the effect of glucose and fructose on the parts of the brain that regulate appetite. The results indicate that the ingestion of glucose produced feelings of satisfaction and fullness, whereas fructose produced no such feelings. So can fruit cause weight gain? This...

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Quality over Quantity for Successful Weight Loss

Scientists have discovered that the quality of food that you eat, rather than the quantity of food has the biggest impact on successful weight loss. They also found that diet has a bigger influence on weight loss than exercise or sleep. The study was led by Professor Frank Hu, a nutrition expert at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He said that the...

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Weight Loss Supplements: Carnitine

Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body turn fat into energy. This amino acid helps to move fat that lives outside the cells inside the cells, where it is used for burning to produce energy. Due to this property, it is not surprising that carnitine has become a popular weight loss and sports supplement. Carnitine is required to carry long chain fatty acids...

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Weight Loss Supplements: Chromium

Chromium is a naturally occurring trace mineral that has gained popularity as a slimming and sports supplement. This mineral is essential for the break-down of carbohydrates and fats. Chromium is also thought to work by increasing the action of insulin, which helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Many vitamin companies promote chromium as a weight loss...

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