How to lose weight the healthy way

Weight loss is a popular topic. Just Google it and there is a plethora of ‘experts’ ready to give you tips. Here’s the problem. Even the so-called experts don’t have a clue sometimes. They are getting you to ‘eat less’ and ‘move more’ and it’s not working. At least not in the long term. That’s because drastic weight loss that happens too fast really stuffs you up in the long term. It causes a significant reduction in metabolism. This means that you are using less energy during the day. What happens then? You have to eat less and less to be able to keep the weight off. That’s not sustainable!

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Why 1200 calorie diets don’t work

The 1200 calorie diet and extreme workouts are definitely the ‘in-thing’ right now. You only have to do a quick Google search and you’ll find one. Or thousands. You won’t even know who’s writing your program or their credentials but hey, if they guarantee a bikini body not many people argue the point.

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Is weight-loss surgery for Type 2 diabetes the answer?

There’s no doubt we have an obesity problem in this country. And from what I’ve seen of those suffering the battle of the bulge there’s either confusion as to how to lose weight or denial about their ‘healthy’ lifestyle patterns (‘I really didn’t just eat that fourth serve of take-away, did I?’). So the medical industry is pedaling fast on this bandwagon of weight loss and how to help those suffering from overweight or obesity.

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Why being unfit is a bigger problem than obesity

Obesity is a big problem, pardon the pun. We know that. It doesn’t take much effort to find out the statistics on weight gain, overweight and obesity. We’ve been slamming fat for quite a while now and carrying that extra bit of weight is the weight loss industry’s money-making key. But despite the money being made things don’t seem to be improving all that much. And just like many people might assume that being overweight is associated with ill-health so too many of us might assume that being thin means you are ‘okay’. Wrong.

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Why some people stay slim ‘easily’ and some don’t

Ever wondered why that friend of yours can stay so slim without what seems like much effort at all while others are struggling with their weight. You may fit into one of these categories. Cornell Food and Brand Lab research findings have given us some insight, whether surprising or not, as to the lifestyle ‘secrets’ of the effortlessly slim.

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Skinny shaming of Jodi Anasta, now a single working mum, peaks ahead of Myer Autumn Launch

Jodi Anasta (nee Gordon) has been criticised for her weight since her split with retired Roosters star Braith Anasta. The critics have apparently been out in force, according to the SMH, ahead of the Myer Autumn Fashion Launch because Jodi is set to be a face alongside the likes of Jennifer Hawkins and Rachel Finch.

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‘Exercise doesn’t help you lose weight’ is a current media message: Have we got it all wrong?

Before you throw your hands up in the air, ditch your gym membership in despair and then reach for the donut, hear me out. Yes, the headlines right now are rife with titles like ‘Why you can’t exercise your way to weight loss’ you need to stop and know the facts.

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Dr. Oz being sued for weight loss supplement

Dr. Mehmet Oz is seeking cover, yet again, after promoting a weight loss supplement that I can barely pronounce on his weight loss show. A new class action lawsuit has been filed against the famous TV doctor/personality for his claims that this supplement is going to help you lose weight with basically no exercise, no diet or no effort.

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Another ‘Holy Grail’ diet to help you shred fat and build muscle

Yep, here we go again. Your quest for a ‘perfect’ body program have been answered. Or have they? New Canadian research has claimed to have uncovered what has been named the ‘Holy Grail’ of diets because the results showed that you can lose fat and build muscle at the same time while on this diet.

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Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are not a weight loss strategy.

‘Concentration camps’ have at times (and also very recently) been mentioned, often in passing, as an example of how people have lost weight. While I agree that most often these comments are made without the intention to offend I find that there is something fundamentally missing from the these references of weight loss – skinny does not equal healthy.

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