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How To Get a Firm and Tight Butt

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:35 Comments Off on How To Get a Firm and Tight Butt

As long as men have been trying to learn how to build muscle, women have been asking how to get a tight butt to trainers and fitness experts worldwide. Nevertheless, I have good news for you, by the end of this article you will know exactly what steps you can take to get a firm butt and why so many people are doing it wrong. There is no such thing as ‘spot reduction’ The first misconception to dismiss is “Spot Reduction”, every beginner in fitness […]

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5 High Protein Foods for Weight Loss

Monday, March 19, 2012 16:15 Comments Off on 5 High Protein Foods for Weight Loss

There has been an ongoing push in the weight loss industry towards high protein, low carbohydrate diets.  Whilst some of these diets feature extreme methods that involve eliminating all forms of carbohydrates, an approach which puts the dieter at risk of nutrient deficiencies and does not develop a healthy long term eating pattern, there is some evidence that a more moderate approach to the high protein craze may be beneficial for weight loss. It is thought that protein can satisfy hunger better than carbohydrates or […]

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Spring Clean your fitness Routine

Sunday, March 18, 2012 21:15 Comments Off on Spring Clean your fitness Routine

Health Foods and fitness go hand in hand. In that spirt, we bring you another terrific article from Cindy Lai Fitness Spring clean your fitness routine and state of mind with 5 tips and a plateau busting workout Ahh….the smell of spring is fast approaching and the warmth of the sun on your face is […]

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Weight Loss Tips for Vegetarians

Thursday, March 15, 2012 16:15 Comments Off on Weight Loss Tips for Vegetarians

It is a common misconception that a vegetarian diet is ‘healthier’ and therefore better for weight loss than a diet containing meat products. Although a vegetarian diet is likely to be higher in vegetables, beans and legumes than a more carnivorous eating style, this does not necessarily mean it is lower in fat and calories. To lose weight, the total calories that we eat need to be less than those which we burn.  Adopting a vegetarian diet may help you to achieve this negative balance, […]

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Is a Gluten Free Diet Beneficial For Weight Loss?

Monday, March 12, 2012 17:00 Comments Off on Is a Gluten Free Diet Beneficial For Weight Loss?

Gluten free diets are becoming increasingly popular in the diet world.  More and more gluten free products are available in supermarkets and restaurants are serving up a wider range of gluten free dishes. However, many people are following the diet for the wrong reasons and it needs to be stressed that the gluten free diet is not primarily a weight loss diet, but in fact a necessary diet for people with the clinical condition, Celiac Disease.  It is also important to note that a gluten […]

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Do you gain weight with alcohol?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 13:47 Comments Off on Do you gain weight with alcohol?

The common saying I hear in the office after a stressful day is that there is nothing better than a nice meal and a couple of drinks at the end of a hard day. Most of my colleagues will argue that a glass of wine will do miracles for their stress levels. This is usually followed by the comment ‘but not good for my waist’. We all have heard before and especially if you ever followed a weight loss diet, that alcohol contains quite a […]

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What is a well balanced meal?

Monday, March 5, 2012 16:00 Comments Off on What is a well balanced meal?

A well balanced meal should contain all the macro-nutrients required for optimum health and to maintain the cells, tissues and functions of the body.   These nutrients include protein, carbohydrate and a regulated amount of healthy unsaturated fat. Ideally a well balanced meal should also include a variety of vitamins and minerals. The importance of eating a well-balanced meal It is important to eat well balanced meals most of the time to ensure that your overall diet is also balanced, and that you are getting all the vitamins […]

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Diet Friendly Frozen meals

Thursday, March 1, 2012 16:41 Comments Off on Diet Friendly Frozen meals

For many people frozen meals have become a way of life.   Hectic lifestyles mean people have less and less time to cook, let alone shop for fresh ingredients on a regular basis.  Eating out or grabbing takeaway can be expensive, so frozen meals provide a quick, cheap alternative that is ready to eat just minutes after you walk through the door. Not only are they fuss free, generally it is possible to buy a complete meal in one packet.  There is no need to even […]

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What are empty calories foods with examples

Monday, February 27, 2012 16:06 Comments Off on What are empty calories foods with examples

“Empty calories foods” is the term used to describe foods that provide energy (calories), but offer little or nothing in terms of nutritional value.  The most common sources of empty calories are those high in fat or sugar (or both!) and are often processed or snack foods.  Think about soft drinks, candy, chips and French fries – to name just a few. All of these foods are high in sugar or fat, provide a large amount of calories, but provide few or no vitamins, healthy […]

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Benefits of drinking water for weight loss

Monday, February 20, 2012 15:41 Comments Off on Benefits of drinking water for weight loss

There are many ideas floating around the nutrition and health world about the role and benefits of water in weight loss.  Some are true and some are false, but before we get to any of them its important to make this first point clear.  By weight loss in this article we mean body fat loss. This is an important distinction when talking about water because water is heavy and it can account for some higher numbers on your scale, even if you are sticking to […]

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