When you think of sugary foods, soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, ice cream and the like come to mind. But these aren't the only sugar-laden foods that are contributing to our epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases…
In order to detect the hidden sugar in some of your favourite foods, you need to become a super sleuth.
Keep reading to learn about five unusual but very common s... ››› more
Do you have a family history of obesity and think you're doomed to a heavy body no matter what you do?
Well, it turns out there are more than 30 genes that can affect body mass index.
And, having a genetic variation does not mean you are destined to be overweight (even if you are right now).
A review of studies has found that exercise can trump your genetic profile...
It showed that pe... ››› more
This recent randomised controlled study was run by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
105 overweight and obese people participated in the study.
The researchers found that women who added this one fruit as part of their daily meal had a reduction in their visceral fat profile...
Keep reading... Did you know there are different types of fat?
When you look at someone who... ››› more
Why do we do it?
Why do we weigh ourselves as a measure of success when we're looking to trim down?
Well, it's an easy measure - and what you can't measure, you can't change...
But it turns out, this isn't the most effective way to gauge your success - and can actually demotivate you.
Keep reading to find out what to do instead... Focus on converting your white fat to brown fat...
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Sweeteners are meant to help you shed unwanted kilos, but they have featured in the news for years for all the wrong reasons...
Among these are obesity (can you believe it?!), type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
And while there have been reports of a potential link to cancer, the studies haven't been conclusive... Until now. You could be at increased risk of cancer if you consume a... ››› more
Do you start out strong but you find your willpower buckles after a few weeks into your New Year's resolutions?
These five tips below will help you tap into your inner strength... allowing you to finally meet your weight loss goals in 2022! It all boils down to masterminding your willpower in these small ways!
#1: Your willpower is a muscle – so think of it as one!
Imagine it… the mor... ››› more
Intermittent fasting is when you concentrate the time of day in which you allow yourself to eat - leaving the remainder of the 24 hours food-free.
The most popular schedule is 16:8 - so you eat a healthy diet during an 8 hour period and avoid any food for the remaining 16 hours of the day - including the time you're sleeping.
This is a really good way to lose weight because instead of getti... ››› more
It seems that when you get to a certain age, no matter what you eat, it just accumulates on your hips and thighs...
It feels like a lot of sacrifice for no reward when you deprive yourself of all the things you love...
And that's precisely why you're going to love this sweet secret that a recent study revealed! Study proves you can still enjoy chocolate AND keep the weight off... If you do T... ››› more
Some people throw the covers off at the crack of dawn, slide into their workout gear and head out the door for the gym, track or road. These people actually get motivated with exercise and if they can't exercise, they feel incomplete.
Then, there's the second group of people that see exercise as hard work. They have to ply their minds really hard to work up the courage and will to get to the g... ››› more
Too often, we beat ourselves up for putting on weight - for not resisting the myriad of temptations (even those that look healthy - but really aren't)... And for not having enough energy to go to the gym every day...
But there's one other reason that's been confirmed by a recent study that packs on the kilos - and it has nothing to do with what you eat or the time you spend at the gym.
In f... ››› more
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