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- Tips for Healthy Eating Throughout the “Silly Season”
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- Protein Emerging as an Important Bone Health Factor.
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- What to do when your weight loss stalls?
- Low Carb Versus Low Fat.
- Hunger & Cravings…
- A High Protein Diet Can Boost Bone Health.
- Empower Your Body to Empower Your Mind.
- It’s Not Just What You Eat, But When.
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- The Evolutionary Long-Jump – So What Should We Really Be Eating?
- Researchers say low-carbohydrate diets more effective in weight management.
- People who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who don't
- Why Low Fat Diets Fail.
- Is “Diet” a Dirty Word?
- Atkins Diet May Cut Risk of Heart Disease
- More Studies Endorse the Low Carb Diet.
- What is the Glycemic Index?
- The Importance of Exercise.
- Scientific Review - Novel Treatments for Obesity.
- Mental Attitude to Weight Loss
- Diet and the development of the insulin resistance syndrome.
- Insulin and your health
- Weight gain - Can we blame it on genetics?
- Breakfast and Weight Loss - Is it really important?
- Metabolism - Get your motor running!
- Dietary fibre - Are you getting enough?
- 97% fat free often means packed with sugar.
- The "Low Fat" Message - Marketing propaganda or a healthy lifestyle choice?
- Can low carbohydrate actually lower cholesterol?
- The Psychology of Eating.
- Organisation - The key to successful weight loss.
- Self Image
- Body image - Who wants to look like Elle McPherson anyway?
- The role of the media in weight loss.
- Diabetes - Are you eating your way to an uncertain future?
Is “Diet” a Dirty Word?
When we talk about diet, most people quickly associate the word with glossy magazines and quick fix regimes that are followed for a couple of weeks to lose a few kilos. In actual fact, the word “diet” refers to all the foods we provide our body, every day of our life.
It is pointless making short-term changes to our eating patterns if we want long-term improvements. Going on “a diet” for a month or more may help us to lose weight, but as soon as we revert to old eating patterns (the same patterns that caused us to put on weight originally), we quickly put the weight back on. This is a pattern that many will be familiar with.
To make long-term improvements we first need to change our thinking. Diet should no longer be something you try short-term, but a gradual lifestyle change to a more healthy eating pattern – for life!
From now on don’t say “I’m on a diet”. Think “I am making a lifestyle change that will improve my health for good”.