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Reader question: medications and weight gain

Reader question: I am taking medication that causes your metabolism to slow down and increases appetite (mainly through cravings for sugar) as a side effect. Is there any foods that can counter these effects? i.e. speed up metabolism and curb cravings? Medications are a necessary part of life for some of us, and while very […]

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What is the healthiest way to eat?

Image from Whole Living How should you eat? It’s a question that many authors, doctors, naturopaths, bloggers or nutritionists could answer for you, but no doubt the answers would be quite different. Is it The paelo lifestyle of no grains, sugars or processed foods. The low carb diet, with high protein, high fat foods? What […]

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Fat Burning Zones – How to get the most from your training

  If you go to the gym,  on the heart rate chart you’ll see listed a “fat burning zone”. Theoretically, the fat burning zone is working out between 55-60% of your maximum heart rate.  At this intensity your body uses more fat than carbohydrate for energy.  As your intensity increases, you burn more carbohydrate. This […]

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How to spot a fad diet

There are a multitude of  weight loss “diets” in books, magazines and on the internet all promising to be the one to cause permanent weight loss. So before you go handing over your hard earned cash, here’s six things to look for that could tell you that the weight loss plan is a really just […]

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Sleep More to Eat Less

It seems good nutrition and physical activity aren’t the only part of the equation to maintaining a healthy weight.  An increasing number of research studies are showing that a lack of sleep could lead to weight gain. Adults that sleep less than 7 hours a night have a greater likelihood of being obese than those […]

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