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The Science Behind Slim Taking the first step to losing weight is always the hardest and choosing the right sort of diet is important many people attempt strange ways to lose weight that have nothing to do with the way they normally live and failure is almost guaranteed. Trick number one, to losing weight and keeping it off, is quite literally a discipline coupled with real knowledge of the human body, in particular your own, trick number two is realising that a lifestyle change maybe called for. Understanding the science behind being slim gives you more than a fighting chance, ...[Read More]
Post posted on Wednesday 12th March 2014 at 13:01
To make the leap into becoming a healthier you there is the matter of believing in yourself again, people are not born with a gene that makes them overweight (actually the fact that some people can put weight on easier than others is a genetic thing but let’s not worry about that for now.) Life creates situations where your response is directly attributed to what you see before you; Life is not easy to deal with at the best of times and we have been modelled throughout our lives to look at food as an emotional response to something. “If you’re good, you can have a....” or, “If y...[Read More]
Post posted on Thursday 16th January 2014 at 12:07
Seems like a silly question doesn't it? But really, what do you think about food? Food can be thought about in so many different ways, as a punishment it can be removed or rationed, it can be given as a reward, it can even be used as blackmail, although usually by parents. I saw something the other day and it made me think, just what would you be prepared to go through to have some good food? Now this question is starting to get annoying isn't it as the answer to this question is purely circumstantial. Celebrity get me out of here or whatever it's called,...[Read More]
Post posted on Thursday 16th January 2014 at 12:03
New year is here again and 2014 promises to be a good one, with the recession finally behind us and the doom and gloom hopefully gone, we can now concentrate on ourselves instead of worrying about the rest of the world. The benefits of getting slimmer, healthier and fitter will ensure a happy year ahead for you and your whole family, maybe even look forward to a family holiday full of fun, sea, sun and laughter, heaven knows we all deserve one this year.  The first house to get in order is our own health, this means getting to the right weight for our height, getting fi...[Read More]
Post posted on Friday 27th December 2013 at 11:28
Good portion control should start at home, around the dining table and right at the point of serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. We do tend to associate food with love, something that happens all over the world and sometimes, this means that portion distortion sets in and we can over feed our children. As the kids get fatter, we refer to it as puppy fat, we tell ourselves that our child needs the extra fat for growth, to keep them warm if they catch a cold, in some countries it is associated with wealth and belonging to a rich family. Is it good ...[Read More]
Post posted on Friday 8th November 2013 at 10:12
Good intentions to lose weight often can be undone with panic hunger. When this happens the only thought in the forefront of your mind is food, getting it as soon as possible and then, mostly choosing the wrong type because of a desire for starchy carbohydrates, such as; biscuits, cakes, crisps and chocolate. You may see this as a negative  and be nodding in agreement but at this exact point, you have the opportunity to retrain your brain and practice eating more mindfully and, the more you practice the easier it gets.  When you reach a point of hunger consider...[Read More]
Post posted on Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 10:00
How to stop comfort eating. It's no fun when you are a comfort eater, every word said in jest or with malice that touches your inner self, it can send your head into the fridge or cupboard foraging for something sweet and sickly to make the pain go away.  It doesn't have to be like that. Within each of us there is a sense of survival, an inner strength that we can choose to use or not to as the case may be. Sometimes we choose not to use our inner resources for fear of hurting the person that is hurting us, or maybe we are trying to protect loved ones ...[Read More]
Post posted on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 09:57
Test Tube Beefburgers! It is fascinating what scientists can do, without science we would be nothing, their genius is appreciated. However, test tube beefburgers or hamburgers as they were described on the BBC this morning and my mind goes racing off into the profit margins of the fast food outlets we are asking people to avoid. They must be rubbing their hands together and jumping up and down with glee. The reasoning is evident, we have a world population of more than 7 billion which is growing by the second and people need to eat but growing colourless protein in a petre dish is hardl...[Read More]
Post posted on Monday 5th August 2013 at 13:05
Is obesity a disease?  It seems like this is being discussed with the AMA, The American Medical Association is declaring it a disease, or at least talking about it. "Obesity is a pathophysiologic disease. There is a treatment for this disease; it involves behavioral modifications, medications, and surgeons. Obesity affects minorities disproportionately," said Jonathan Leffert, MD  alternate delegate for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. "The scientific evidence is overwhelming." Pathophysiologi...[Read More]
Post posted on Monday 1st July 2013 at 12:01
VLCD's verses Real Food When considering starting a new diet plan, people often have high expectations and want to lose weight as quickly as possible. Many turn to a VLCD. A VLCD is a very low calorie diet consisting of fruit flavoured shakes, soups, or food bars.  There are many versions on the market and some taste a lot better than others, some are made just with water and others are made with skimmed milk and slightly higher in calories. However, the average calorie content for one meal is around 170 calories, giving a total daily intake of 510-...[Read More]
Post posted on Friday 21st June 2013 at 17:08
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