Yoga linked to fat loss

Yoga helps with stress reduction AND weight loss. Can’t blame you for following the path of sweat to cardio yoga class, but you can save yourself the grief. A gentle form of yoga used for stress reduction has been linked to significant loss of stubborn subcutaneous fat in a new study. When overweight women took restorative yoga classes twice a week for 12 weeks, then twice a month for six…

April 5, 2015
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2 ways to increase brown fat cells

Brown fat cells burn fat at a higher rate They’re the hot ticket in warding off weight gain, but is there a formula for making brown fat cells? Yes, according to recent research. 1. Exposure to cold could cause adults to generate new brown fat cells, according to research reported in journal Nature Medicine. Unlike ubiquitous white fat cells, which lounge around storing fat, rarer brown ones burn fat at…

April 5, 2015
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HCG diet – does it really work?

The somewhat controversial HCG Protocol looks to the hormones for weight loss success, in particular human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). What it isDeveloped initially by British endocrinologist Albert Simeons, the diet has been significantly refined – and complicated – to now include a 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol. Dr Simeons was famous for injecting HCG sourced from the urine of pregnant women into obese people in the ’50s and ’60s. Produced…

April 5, 2015
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5 ways to stay on track

How to mentally prepare yourself for weight loss. »    Think about your core values and what you want out of life. What brings you happiness? Perhaps you rank health as a high priority and want to feel good and have more energy? Now look at small steps you can take to live in line with these values. »    Find something that suits you Hate the gym? Then don’t force yourself…

April 4, 2015
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Pete Evans’ slim food tips

April 4, 2015

Learn how to make healthy food choices at restaurants and cafés with Pete Evans’ top tips. 1. Beware of portion size Portion size is extremely important. Humans are often guilty of overeating and eating too fast as well.      2. Avoid sugar I don’t tend to count calories, but I do avoid sugar, whether it be honey, agave or anything that says ‘sweet’ on the menu, as fructose is…

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5 sensible diet tips

Weight loss coach and author Sally Asher offers her top tips. 1. Eat nutritious foods Eat nutritious foods rather than sugary foods, which produce a rush of energy followed by a crash and, probably, cravings for more sugar. 2. Give food your full attention Make eating an occasion rather than eating on the run or while distracted. Give food your attention when it’s time to eat, notice what it tastes…

April 4, 2015
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Alkaline diet review

 The Alkaline diet promotes a healthy pH balance within the body. But does it help with weight loss? The lowdownThe theory is that you need an optimal pH balance (balance between acid and base, also known as alkaline) in your body to help you lose weight and avoid certain diseases. Doing the Alkaline Diet is meant to help you create this balance. In reality, this means cutting out ‘acid-producing’ foods,…

April 4, 2015
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3 extra ways to burn fat

April 3, 2015

Need help losing weight? Here are 3 key fat burning tips from the experts. 1. Get more sleepYou’re less likely to hit your maximum intensity if you feel like crawling into a hole. Melanie McGrice, from the Dietitians Association of Australia, says tired people are less likely work out. “It makes it really easy to think of an excuse not to go to the gym.” There’s also a good physiological…

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7 weight loss myths disproved!

April 3, 2015

You don’t have to give up your favourite foods to lose weight, says fitness coach Theresa Jenn Lopetrone. Having been overweight, Theresa Jenn Lopetrone (pictured) empathises with women who feel the only path to being good enough is slavishly following prescribed – often extreme and punitive – formulas. “Our industry has gone far in the wrong direction but now it’s time to re-teach and redefine what makes women healthy and…

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Fasting – is it sustainable long-term?

A diet approach demanding that adherents go months without food makes the 5:2 diet look positively tame. But is there any merit to fasting? If you think subsisting on a quarter of your calorie output two days a week is extreme, wait until you hear about a protocol that prohibits food, period. How long can you go without food? Breatharians claim that food and water are not needed for survival….

April 3, 2015
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