Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Weight Loss – It’s Not the Calories, It’s the Gut Bacteria!

Could everything we’ve been taught about “calories in vs. calories out” be wrong? According to British scientist (and author) Tim Spector ,of King’s College London, the reason for the global obesity epidemic is the lack of variety in the Western … Continue reading

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Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Why Do Some People Lose Weight Much Faster than Others?

Some people decide to go on a diet, and automagically, or so it seems, the pounds come off. Their friends, who adhere to a similar diet and exercise regime, lose only a fraction of the weight, much to their frustration. … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … Continue reading

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How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

The one number dieters are most fixated on when looking at a nutrition label is the calorie count. This makes sense, as we have been taught that weight loss is all about burning more calories than we consume. What if … Continue reading

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Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

Eat Slowly to Lose Weight – Here’s How to Do It

In today’s world, everything seems to be moving at a faster pace than yesteryear. While this may be good for cars and mail order delivery services, when it comes to food, speed can be a weight-gain booby trap. In controlled … Continue reading

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I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

I Don’t vs. I Can’t – How Framing Shapes Diet Success

Words are powerful, especially the words we tell ourselves. Changing the language you use to describe your food choices can have a substantial impact on your diet success. In a study published by researchers at the University of Houston’s C. T. … Continue reading

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Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Weight Loss is Not a Marathon, It’s a Foreign Language

Spring is here, and many of us are anxiously awaiting the return of short sleeves, warm sunshine, and outdoor activity. Some are going on a diet to achieve a bikini body for summer, while others are taking up extensive outdoor … Continue reading

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How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

4 Reasons Exercise May Make You Gain Weight!

This may come as a surprise, but there are simple explanations for the phenomenon: 1. Many people exercise in order to lose weight. After all, it’s all about calories in versus calories out. However, most of us grossly overestimate the … Continue reading

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Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of protein or carbohydrate is equal to 4 calories. Each gram of fat is equal to 9 calories. Most people … Continue reading

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