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Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Weight Loss -

When it comes to weight loss there’s a lot of conflicting information flying about. There really is no quick fix if you want to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. Here we bust some of the most common weight loss myths. Myth: All calories are equal Focusing solely on calories ignores the metabolic effects of each calorie, although all calories have the same energy content, different foods go through different metabolic pathways, which means they have different effects on hunger. A protein calorie is not the same as a carb calorie. The way in which you digest calories...

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Exercise, Training Tips, Weight Loss -

We all know those lucky few with a supposedly fast metabolism who ‘can eat whatever they want,’ but do we really understand metabolism? Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories for energy involving your oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output. This is usually based on your height, weight, genetics, and level of activity. Metabolic tests measure the rate at which your body burns calories and uses oxygen during rest or activity. Usually there are three tests you would be offered when looking at metabolic testing. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – This provides an estimate of the...

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Diet, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Weight Loss -

The reason so many diets fail is because they are exactly that, a diet, a short-term solution which often is not sustainable over the long term. It is common to rebound from a diet and put the weight, which was so difficult to shed, right back on. Rather than look to diet, try and make positive lifestyle changes instead. You may not see results as quickly as you would with an extreme diet plan, but slow and steady wins the race. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Adjusting your portion size can be a great place to start, which...

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