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January 13

Cinnamon: Weight Loss & Other Health Benefits

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Cinnamon and Weight Loss

How can a “simple” spice like cinnamon help you lose weight and what are its other health benefits? Read on and discover how cinnamon and weight loss go hand in hand… Disclaimer: the following information is based on human studies and suggested by preliminary evidence. More research about how and when cinnamon works is needed, […]

July 20

How Many Calories Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

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How many calories should you eat to lose weight?

Here’s a trick to calculate how much calories you should eat to lose weight: Ideal weight (in kg) x 30 = Calories Take your ideal weight and multiply it by 30. This should be the amount of calories you can eat a day. Of course this is not very precise because it doesn’t take important factors […]

June 29

Is Agave Nectar a Health Scam?

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Blue Agave Plant

Agave nectar aka agave syrup came of the shelves of your local health shop to the mainstream supermarkets and grocery stores.  It’s easy to see why, it’s sweet as hell, tastes good and this supposedly without the disadvantages of refined sugar. But is agave really safe to use? Here are the claimed health benefits of […]

June 25

Alcohol and Weight Loss

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Alcohol and weight loss

Contrary to popular belief, it are not the calories in alcohol that produce a beer belly.  The problem with alcohol is that it reduces the amount of fat your body burns to get energy. Here’s how it works: Only a small percentage of your alcohol intake turns into fat. The liver converts a major portion […]

June 23

New Research: Eating Fat Increases Your Hunger

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Fat Foods Increase Desire to Eat

A recent American study shows that eating fat food increases the desire to eat more food.  Fat foods trigger the release of a hormone called ghrelin.  This hormone is produced in the stomach and pancreas and stimulates hunger, increases food intake and fat mass.  You usually have higher levels of ghrelin before meals and lower […]

March 18

How To Lose Weight: 22 Pounds In 24 Hours

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This is exactly what Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere And Join The New Rich (great book btw), did when he competed in the Sanshou (an eclectic form of kung fu) national championship in 1999. When arriving on the site he weighed 187 lbs and wanted to lose weight so […]

March 6

Are You a Tofi?

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Diet Girl

"Tofi = Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside" Tofis are people who appear thin, but have lots of internal fat.  Too much internal fat (aka visceral fat) is hazardous to your health because it is situated around the organs.  Tofis look healthy, but are not… What are the causes? Not enough exercise.  Although […]

February 27

The "Eat Clean" Diet

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The Eat Clean Diet

There’s a "new" diet in town and it’s becoming a hype because people like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry picked it up.  It’s called the eat-clean diet.  I apostrophized the word "new" in the first sentence because this diet is nothing new in my eyes, it’s just common sense and boils down to […]

January 26

Does Water Really Help You Lose Weight??

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Does water help you lose weight?  To be short: yes, there is a relation between drinking water and weight loss. How does it work? Water Increases Your Metabolism That’s right, water increases your metabolism. What exactly is this “metabolism” you might wonder (in relation to weight loss)… Your “fat” metabolism is the amount of calories […]

January 20

How To Get Rid Of A Double Chin

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If you want to skip reading and go straight to the action, here’s a good program:  Get Rid Of Your Double Chin I’ve never really worried about getting fat, I’m a healthy eater and I do a lot of sports, but I’m not getting any younger and while watching the pictures of our latest holiday […]