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Why ‘Low Fat’ Foods Should Be Avoided

August 30, 2015
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We live in a world where obesity is a growing problem, literally. Media is constantly being flooded by fad diets touted by celebrities, or doctors who have found the latest ‘cure’ to the bulge. Then there is the abundance of ‘low-fat’ or ‘no-fat’ products that are constantly being advertised as the safe, smart and healthy way to eat.

With almost all popular processed products now available in a ‘low-fat’ option, why wouldn’t you opt to eat that way? Because this word ‘healthy’ that has been attached to ‘low-fat’ and ‘no-fat’ food may not actually be the most appropriate choice.

Here are 5 reasons why you should avoid opting for those ‘low-fat’ choices.

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The Truth About Carbohydrates

August 26, 2015
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Reducing carb intake is not a new diet concept, in fact it has been an effective means of treating specific illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Lately though ‘no carb diets’ or extremely ‘low carb diets’ have become a popular tool for weight loss. It is not that surprising as people often notice results fairly quickly, but at what cost?

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How To Eat More Vegetables

August 18, 2015
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Vegetables are Mother Nature’s very own nutritional miracles. Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and water, the humble veggie is not only good to eat but essential for your health and wellbeing. And if you are trying to lose weight, veggies will help you get there faster as they are filling without being energy dense. With the exception of starchy vegetables like potatoes, you can eat almost unlimited amounts of vegetables without worrying about your waistline expanding as a result.

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Why You Can’t Outrun A Bad Diet

August 12, 2015
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When you look around your local gym, check out the participants of a typical group exercise class or sneak a peek at the joggers doing laps of your local park. You’ll see a whole bunch of people doing the exact same thing: trying to out-run a bad diet.

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The Best Sources Of Protein For Vegetarians

August 6, 2015
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Whether you are a vegetarian, a meat eater, or somewhere in between, protein is extremely important in your diet. For the average person it should make up approximately 35% of your daily food intake. Often when we think of protein, meat is one of the first thoughts that spring to mind, yet there are many different forms of protein that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike!

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Surviving The Supermarket When You Want To Eat Healthily

July 27, 2015
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Whatever your fitness goal, diet is paramount to your success and unless you own a farm or small holding, that means you will probably have to head to the supermarket to stock up your fridge, freeze and cupboards with good things to eat.

Unfortunately, most supermarkets seem to be designed specifically to undo your best dietary efforts and so it’s important to learn how to navigate them safely so that you avoid the rows and rows of junk food that are waiting to jump into your shopping cart.

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Choosing The Right Diet To Fit Your Fitness Goals

July 15, 2015
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There are a variety of fitness goals. Some people want to be slim, others strive towards pure strength and bulk, there are those who desire to be well sculpt and shredded, and finally, there those who simply want to maintain their current physique. Of course, if any of these mentioned goals require a specific diet, even if you only try to maintain your current weight, the change in metabolism can thwart your efforts, even if your diet remains the same.

The following article will list a few different regimes, for different fitness goals. What you can do to lose weight, what to avoid if you don’t want to put on some extra pounds, what to eat if your goals are to increase the size of your muscles and their recovery speed.

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