Eating little & often does NOT boost metabolism

Eating multiple mini meals does not boost metabolism or promote weight loss, research presented to the Society for Endicrinology shows. When 24 lean and obese women were given two meals or five meals comprising equal calories, energy expenditure over 24 hours was comparable. It’s another nail in the coffin for eating regimes promising to trick the system. No fancy scheme could cancel the basic fact of weight loss, researchers said:…

April 3, 2015
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10 ways to burn more calories

April 2, 2015

Want to burn more calories? Here are 10 simple weight loss tips to try today! 1. Eat a healthy breakfast Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight than those who skip it. 2. Monitor portion sizes Even overshooting slightly at each meal can add up to a hefty calorie excess over weeks or months – and it’s easier to skip half a…

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4 exercises to blast cellulite

April 2, 2015

Learn how to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and butt in time for summer. Here are 4 home exercises you can do right now. Image: Nikki Fogden-Moore Did you know, according to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, nearly 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite? (And yet, only 10 per cent of men are prone to cellulite). However, just because…

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Eco-Atkins Diet (vegan)

Looking for vegan diet plans? The high-fibre Eco-Atkins diet could help boost weight loss and curb heart disease. THE HYPE A vegan take on the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet could induce weight loss and curb heart disease by up to 10% per decade by lowering bad cholesterol LDL, suggests research published in British Medical Journal Open. It sideswipes criticisms levelled at the copious animal protein in standard low-carb diets, which may…

April 2, 2015
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11 reasons to lose weight

  Struggling to lose weight? Here are 11 reasons to drop a dress size. The pros of weight loss extend far beyond being able to flaunt your new look in skin-tight jeans. Think: Glowing skin Relief from arthritis Improved moods Better memory Improved sleeping patterns Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes Lower risk of dementia Depression prevention Improved breathing Lower cholesterol levels Increased libido The cons? You might have to…

April 2, 2015
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6 fitness models reveal their diet secrets

April 1, 2015

We asked 6 fitness models to share their diet secrets. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Andrea Albright’s diet secrets My number one weight loss secret is my trademarked phrase, Count Chemicals, Not Calories!™.This will the stop calorie-counting obsession that the diet industry has brainwashed us into believing. One of the biggest changes in my diet, and subsequently my body, was changing from a low-fat to a relatively high-fat diet. I…

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5-day ‘mindful eating’ meal plan

April 1, 2015

Choosing to be mindful with your food not only prevents absent-minded overfeeding, but increases satisfaction levels as well. Here’s your 5-day diet plan. Day 1 Breakfast:Traditional oats porridge with sliced fresh fruit such as kiwi fruit or strawberries Lunch Grainy bread sandwich with plenty of salad and tuna, salmon or lean meat DinnerSpaghetti bolognaise made with kidney beans on their own or with lean mince Day 2 Breakfast:Raisin toast with…

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Fat burning supplements: do they REALLY work?

Fat burners are the supplement industry’s fave buzz word, but do they work and are they safe? Supplements in the stimulants category may enhance fat oxidisation depending on the goals of the exerciser (and who you’re talking to). According to personal trainer David Bayens (primalpt.com.au), “The benefits of caffeine are well known for fat oxidation and training drive. Green tea extract is also excellent as well as anything that supports…

April 1, 2015
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Eat-fasting 2.0

  Eat-fasting 2.0 sanctions eating two meals within a 12-hour period. So does this diet plan work? The whole fasting and eating at the same time thing has become so ubiquitous, we’re inured to the fact that it’s the stupidest oxymoron since skinny-fat. But suspending logic and intellect for the sake of being able to buy lunch and stovepipe jeans, we’re digging scientific backing for a pro-grub upgrade to the…

April 1, 2015
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5 hormones that cause weight gain

March 31, 2015

  Did you know that regulating hormones can help control weight gain, even without reducing the intake of food? Yes, really! Angela Tufvesson finds out more. Melatonin What is it? The hormone of darkness, melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour clock that regulates when we fall asleep and wake up. The body produces melatonin when it is dark to encourage rest. Is it…

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