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What's The Fuss About Low-Carb Diets?

What's The Fuss About Low-Carb Diets? Diet books outsell almost every other subject area both on the internet and in the book stores. Our life styles in the twenty first century don't allow us to consume the calories that our bodies tell us we need and many of us therefore are permanently on...

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Blood Sugar Levels vs. Calorie Counting

Blood Sugar Levels vs. Calorie Counting To quote from one of the pages of this website, 98% of people who start a diet end up heavier than they started, a year after they finish. To me, this says that 98% of people are doing the wrong things, 98% of information in the media is wrong, or 98% of...

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Optimum Nutrition

Optimum Nutrition Want to know what you should be eating for the optimum diet? Just use our guide below to chose the perfect foods; carbohydrate, protein, and fat. CARBOHYDRATES SUPERIOR Grains: whole wheat bread, whole wheat pastas, whole wheat crackers, brown rice, maize, rye, wheat,...

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The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol Do you know someone who is concerned with their cholesterol? If you leave in Britain, it's almost certain you do. Its one of the most popular issues to adorn the health pages in every newspaper, and whilst many know what their 'cholesterol number' is, hardly any know...

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Cortisol, Stress and Body Fat

Cortisol, Stress and Body Fat It seems that every time science uncovers some type of association between body fat and anything, opportunistic entrepreneurs are waiting in the shadows to create a product and a marketing campaign around it. They ride the wave into the multi millions, until the...

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What Is A Calorie

What Is A Calorie The Truth About Calories. What is a calorie? A calorie is considered in scientific terms one unit of energy. This energy is used to walk, talk, breath, sleep, stretch or run. All activities burn calories. The human body exerts its energy by using calories it receives from food....

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Calorie Density For Muscular Immensity!

Calorie Density For Muscular Immensity! The secret to packing on pounds of solid muscle mass is simple: For the most part, the types of foods you eat on a muscle-gaining program are the same ones you should eat all the time, whether you want to lose, gain or maintain - you just need to eat more...

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Bed Time Nutrition

Bed Time Nutrition Most of you know of how to get proper nutrition throughout the day but what do you eat before bed? Common sense suggests that a balance of complex carbs and protein is adequate at this time but I am going to tell you more than that. I am going to tell you precisely what you...

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Food Labels 101

Food Labels 101 It is important that you know how to shop for quality foods. This section explains how to maximise your trips to the grocery store by revealing exactly how to read labels and find healthy foods. It is not very complicated, but a little knowledge can go a long ways when it comes...

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Post Workout Nutrition: Secrets To A Hard, Lean Body

Post Workout Nutrition: Secrets To A Hard, Lean Body As you've probably heard before, your post-workout meal may very well be your most important meal of the day. The reason is that when you're finished with an intense workout, you're entering a catabolic state where your muscle glycogen is...

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Colour-Coded Eating For Optimal Health

Colour-Coded Eating For Optimal Health Why? Because these are the colours of the deeply-hued fruits and vegetables which provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels. As research is now showing, diets rich in...

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Lack Of Sleep and Weight Gain

Lack Of Sleep and Weight Gain It is a fact that Americans and people around the world are sleeping less than they did just a decade ago. In fact, the trend seems to be getting worse. While most of us know that sleep deprivation can rob us of concentration and make us cranky, most do not realise...

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Health and Fitness: Not a 12 Week Program

Health and Fitness: Not a 12 Week Program Not long ago, one of the members of my health club poked her head in my office for some advice and assistance. Linda was a 46 year old mother of two, and she had been a member for over a year. She had been working out sporadically, with (not...

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Simple Vs Complex Carbs

Simple Vs Complex Carbs Many people are confused about the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates -- and many of the popular weight-loss books seem to do all they can to muddy the waters even further. Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients that provide calories in our...

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Low Carb Intelligence vs. Low Carb Stupidity

Low Carb Intelligence vs. Low Carb Stupidity Remember that movie with Jim Carey, 'Dumb and Dumber?' And remember the sequel to that movie, 'Dumb and Dumberer?' Well, the low carb mania that is sweeping the globe today has reached a level beyond dumberer'; It's more like dumberererer (try to...

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Carbohydrates In Nutrition

Carbohydrates In Nutrition Carbohydrates come in two basic forms: complex and simple. Simple carbs are one, two, or at most three units of sugar linked together in single molecules. Complex carbs are hundreds or thousands of sugar units linked together in single molecules. Simple sugars are...

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Habits Not Diets

Habits Not Diets If you are having a difficult time keeping fat off permanently, it is probably because you foster the entirely wrong attitude towards nutrition. For most of us, our idea of a summer shape-up program consists of jumping on the latest diet bandwagon, which we inevitably end up...

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Counting Calories - The Truth

Counting Calories - The Truth Do calories matter or do you simply need to eat certain foods and that will guarantee you'll lose weight? Should you count calories or can you just count "portions?" Is it necessary to keep a food diary? Is it unrealistic to count calories for the rest of your life...

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Glycemic Index - Does It Matter?

Glycemic Index - Does It Matter? The glycemic index is a scale that measures how quickly carbohydrates are broken down into glucose. The original purpose of the glycemic index was to help diabetics keep their blood glucose under control. The glycemic index has recently attracted a lot of...

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Fats - The Good, The Bad, and The Healthy Diet

Fats - The Good, The Bad, and The Healthy Diet "Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet." Most of us have heard this simple recommendation so often over the past two decades that we can recite it in our sleep. Touted as a way to lose weight and prevent cancer and heart disease, it's no wonder much...

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10 Lies About The Atkins Diet

10 Lies About The Atkins Diet Low carbohydrate diets such as Atkins have always been controversial, but with the recent wave of new research and publicity, the controversy is now raging hotter than ever. One headline in the San Francisco Chronicle said that the battle between the low and high...

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Ways Of Approaching Dieting

Ways Of Approaching Dieting Diet books outsell almost every other subject area both on the internet and in the book stores. Our life styles in the twenty first century don't allow us to consume the calories that our bodies tell us we need and many of us therefore are permanently on diets and...

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The Four Basic Nutrients

The Four Basic Nutrients A good diet consists of four basic nutrients: water, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. By consuming the correct level of intake for each, we allow our bodies to function in the best and most effective way. 1. Water Did you know the human body is two-thirds water? The...

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Fish For Health

Fish For Health While many people enjoy eating fish and other seafood the benefits of just how good it is for you wasn't known until recent years. Since then fish has seen a boost in sales and more and more people are enjoying the benefits of this relatively inexpensive food. Fish can be...

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8 Nutrition Tips To Get In Shape

8 Nutrition Tips To Get In Shape It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to achieve an enviable toned body. But with a some basic nutritional knowledge you could achieve your goals faster than you thought. Getting the right balance of food, exercise and dedication may seem a hard task but...

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The Six Meals A Day Diet

The Six Meals A Day Diet A six meals a day diet is your best option for losing weight and gaining lean muscle mass quickly. Eating 6 small, protein-rich meals and snacks - spaced 2 to 3 hours apart - has been proven to be the most effective way to keep your metabolism going strong and to ensure...

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Protein and Weight Loss

Protein and Weight Loss Any food that we take into our bodies is composed of macronutrients, micronutrients and water. The macronutrients (macro = large) are protein, fat and carbohydrates; the micronutrients (micro = small) are vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Macronutrients provide the...

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Coffee Vs Tea For Fat Loss

Coffee Vs Tea For Fat Loss You probably already know that a shot of caffeine before your workouts can give you more energy and help you burn more fat. For that reason, millions of people drink a cup or two of coffee before hitting the weights or heading off to aerobics class. But did you...

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