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The 6-Week Sugar Detox Program

How often have you started a diet only to find you can’t stick to it and you “fall off the wagon” a month or two after starting? Why do diets fail? Because they often change everything about your diet all at once. Because they often restrict calories which leaves you feeling unsatisfied and drives hunger & food cravings. Because […]

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Paleo 30 Day Challenge – Story from the Trenches

It still amazes me that a mere 30 days has the power to totally change the course of your life. Sure, it takes longer than this to completely shake off the shackles of an outdated mindset and useless beliefs about food and nutrition, not to mention cravings and addiction to processed foods. But 30 days […]

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Sleep or Death?

Sleep or Death? Too Dramatic?

Not according to this neat little infographic.

You need more sleep.

It is as simple as that. Your health and longevity depends on getting 7-9 hours of good, quality sleep on a consistent basis. It is a matter of sleep or death.

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Debunking Calories In vs Calories Out for Weight Loss: Assumption #1

When any government organisation or weight-loss guru advocate eating less and exercising more to lose weight, they are really trying to bend and contort the Calories In vs Calories Out principle into a weight loss strategy.

To apply this principle to weight loss they are forced to make some assumptions.

Assumption #1

That the only two variables that impact our body fat stores are the calories we consume and the calories we expend.

THIS IS WRONG.

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The Dieters Christmas Conundrum

Christmas is upon us. It might look slightly different for each of us but one thing is for certain…THERE…WILL…BE…FOOD. And there will probably be a lot of it. Roast turkey, ham, new potatoes, roast veggies, prawns, crayfish, oysters, pork, steaks and sausages on the BBQ, salads, yorkshire puddings, panettone, trifle, pavlova, chocolate, christmas pudding, cherries, […]

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Why the Calories In vs Calories Out Principle is Not a Practical Tool for Weight Loss

Who wants to be fat? Show of hands…? Anyone? No-one…right…me neither! Many people’s lives seem to be totally consumed with how ‘fat’ they perceive themselves to be, how much they want to get rid of that fat and what they are doing to remedy the situation. This mental and physical battle of the bulge can […]

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How Does Sleep Actually Affect Weight Loss?

In the previous post we looked at the effect that sleep deprivation has on our ability to lean out and drop unwanted body fat. A lack of sleep or shorter sleep time has been strongly associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) and weight gain [1] [2]. T.S Wiley in Lights Out! suggests that this […]

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Duckie #1: What Affect does Sleep have on Weight Loss?

As a teenager I was fascinated with a sci-fi book called Beggars in Spain. [Yeah, so I was a bit of a nerd-linger...but if you are into sci-fi I can highly recommend this exploration into themes of equality, consequences and discrimination.] Beggars in Spain is set in the future where scientists have worked out how […]

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The E.S.M Top 5 Tips for Weight Loss

In the southern hemisphere where I live, spring has sprung.  The trees are in blossom, the days are getting longer and warmer and the scent of freshly mown grass is in the air. People are starting to look at their pasty bodies with growing remorse and regret for all the stodgy tummy-warming pastas, curries and […]

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