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Previously I explained that it is best to imagine that there are 3 fuel tanks in the body, the smallest for fats, slightly bigger for proteins and the largest for carbohydrates. If you over fill any of these tanks at any given meal or in a 24 hour period or if you under fill any of these tanks in a 24 hour period you will get fat!

For example if you have a large breakfast of carbohydrates only – juice, toast and cereal, there is a good chance you will store the excess as excess weight. Likewise if you had a large meal of all proteins only, or all fats only, the excess over your needs will most likely be stored… Read more

There seems to be a lot of confusion as to the ideal food balance for weight loss. Low carb diets! High protein diets! High fat diets! High carb diets! There is an endless range of options, all claiming to be the new miracle for weight loss.

The truth is that the ideal balance should be based 1) on how much of each of these we actually need to maintain internal body functions and 2) on how much of each of these we need give us stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, giving us the energy we need but at the same time not adding to our fat stores and weight.

A good analogy would be that the body has 3 fuel tanks … Read more

Are you committed to your weight loss? You might think you are or say that you are but unfortunately when it comes to the crunch very few people really are committed to their weight loss. A lot of people confuse commitment with simply being ‘interested’ in their weight loss. Just having ‘interest’ in your weight loss isn’t good enough, it is not a strong enough bond to get you through. So, what is commitment then?

There are many aspects to being committed so let us look at the most important ones. If you can get even a few of these aspects right you will be very successful.… Read more

You might be dropping the pounds fast. You might find the shortcuts appealing. You think everything is going well. You are probably just focussing on your weight only. However your weight loss plan is more than likely CHEATING you and seriously damaging your shape, body and health.

Low calorie diets, diet potions and pills, weight loss plans without exercise and meal replacement plans are all part of a range of weight loss options where you are WASTING your time and effort. They DO NOT burn any real fat. They DO NOT improve your SHAPE. You are fooling yourself into thinking they work. Get your FAT … Read more

Motivation needs to be constantly worked on or it can slowly disappear. Prevention is the key and how you think is a major part of this. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Remember exercise is a great way to give something back to your body – it is time for yourself, time to escape, time to undo the wear and tear of stress, work, family life, poor food, alcohol, smoking and all the other stresses of life.
  • Losing weight, toning or getting fitter should be compared with climbing a stairs or ladder. The top step is the job done, the ultimate goal. Concentrate on moving just one step at a time. Remember
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Milk Thistle is one of the most researched herbs of all with over 300 studies done on its safety and benefits. It is best known for its amazing benefits for your liver. Three constituents, collectively known as Silymarin, are the parts of the herb responsible for these benefits.

Your liver is one of the real work houses of the body, with over 500 different functions documented. Processing foods and nutrients and detoxification of the body are some of its major functions. Due to its detoxification role it is one of the most used and abused organs of the body. Medicines, chemical toxins and alcohol … Read more

Exercise is absolutely vital for weight loss. Anyone who tells you different is wrong – dead wrong! So what exactly should you be doing? How should you do it? Is more better?

If you try to lose weight without exercising you will definitely fail – no question! Besides making you mentally feel better, exercise raises your metabolism and allows you to get results while still having a little bit of leeway with your food intake. Indeed exercise is the fastest way to improve a slow metabolism and reverse metabolism damage.

On top of all that, no matter how healthy you eat, you will not have a … Read more

A. This does not surprise me at all. Most people are given the wrong information on improving this. The big issue is you need to do plenty of cardio exercise as most stomach problems are due to too much fat and not just poor muscle tone. So you should get the fat level measured on your stomach and focus on reducing that with a balanced diet and good cardio exercise.

The other key is toning and most people do this wrong. Any stomach exercise that you can do more than 40 repetitions continuously is no benefit to you. Once you build up to 40 reps then you need to find ways of making that exercise more difficult so… Read more

Omega 3 and Omega 6 are called essential fat families because you cannot make them in the body and must supply them from food. It is estimated that around 80% of people are deficient in these essential fats.

They have incredibly important roles in the body including the prevention of heart disease and cancer, balancing hormones, preserving bone density, preventing allergies, depression and arthritis, reducing cholesterol and for brain and skin health.

As if that wasn’t enough, you just cannot lose weight properly without them or shift stubborn fat or cellulite. Of the two of these families… Read more

A: No matter what your back problem, you must find a way to exercise. You cannot let the rest of your body especially your heart and lungs decay because of one problem area. Sure you need to be cautious and carefully consider what you do, but the WORST thing you can do is avoid exercise. The very thing you are avoiding is probably one of the best medicines for your back problem anyway!

If you can get out of bed by yourself, then you can exercise! Don’t use back problems as an excuse not to exercise! Talk to your physio or fitness trainer to find out the best way for you to exercise. If they can’t … Read more