Is your weight loss goal realistic?

Need help losing weight? A few simple calculations will help you set realistic goals. Step 1: Know your body Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories you’d burn per day if you were to lie in bed 24/7. It’s based on various factors including height, age, body composition (a higher muscle-to-fat ratio will burn more […]
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5 mind tricks for weight loss

Change the way you think and watch the weight fall off! Clinical Psychologist Louise Adams shares her tips 1. Make guilt the enemy Many of us feel guilty after a food ‘blowout’ and subsequent weight gain. We assume that guilt is helpful, that it can motivate us to be ‘good’ with food (at least for […]
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HCG diet – does it really work?

The somewhat controversial HCG Protocol looks to the hormones for weight loss success, in particular human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). What it is Developed initially by British endocrinologist Albert Simeons, the diet has been significantly refined – and complicated – to now include a 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol. Dr Simeons was famous for injecting HCG […]
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How to lose weight without dieting (yes, it can be done!)

If the ‘d’ word is the source of all your weight loss woes, we’ve got news for you. Out team of experts believe that small lifestyle changes can equal big results. “Basically, any diet will help you to lose weight in the short term – the problem is very few of them work long term,” […]
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Greek diet

The Greek diet is abundant with plant food and low in meat fat, and can be very simple and easy to implement. It’s not just the rustic seaside setting that keeps Crete’s coronary disease mortality at the bottom of the ladder. A study in which non-Cretans were prescribed the diet native to the small Greek […]
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Yoga linked to fat loss

Yoga helps with stress reduction AND weight loss. Can’t blame you for following the path of sweat to cardio yoga class, but you can save yourself the grief. A gentle form of yoga used for stress reduction has been linked to significant loss of stubborn subcutaneous fat in a new study. When overweight women took […]
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Hot cross buns – 20 ways to burn off the calories

Planning to gorge on hot cross buns on Good Friday? Enjoy every mouthful, then burn off the calories so you feel guilt-free for Easter!; As Easter treats go, it’s hard to go past the traditional hot cross bun, toasted with a dollop of butter that trickles over the raisins and down your chin Tempted to […]
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25 weight loss tips

Read this once a week to stay on track! 1. Reward yourself So you’ve been following your training program, working out hard and eating well. It’s time for you to go shopping and treat yourself to those new tight-fitting jeans you had your eye on. Rewarding yourself once a month or when you achieve a […]
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4 exercises to blast cellulite

Learn how to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and butt in time for summer. Here are 4 home exercises you can do right now. Did you know, according to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, nearly 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite? (And yet, only […]
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Fasting – is it sustainable long-term?

A diet approach demanding that adherents go months without food makes the 5:2 diet look positively tame. But is there any merit to fasting? If you think subsisting on a quarter of your calorie output two days a week is extreme, wait until you hear about a protocol that prohibits food, period. How long can […]
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