Does Diet Soda Make You Fat?

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So it won’t kill you, and it won't give you cancer, but is too much Coke Zero the reason why you’re still not a Size 0? Does diet soda make you fat? A lot of people will tell you that the answer is a straight-up no. Diet soda is made with artificial sweeteners, rather than sugar...

Is A Vegan Diet Best For Weight Loss?

There are many excellent reasons why someone might chose a plant-based diet. But if you're thinking of becoming vegan primarily as a way of losing weight, then you might end up disappointed. While many people do enjoy an overall improvement in their health when they ditch animal products, weight loss is certainly not guaranteed. There is...

The Real Reason Your Diet Isn’t Working

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Your diet isn't working! But in theory it should be simple. Calories are just food energy. Your body uses energy from the calories you consume to do all the general staying alive stuff a body has to do, and stores the excess energy as fat. When you diet you're trying to consume fewer calories than...

BMI Is Bullshit?!?

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It's an often repeated claim: the BMI is bullshit. But what exactly is the BMI? It is really bullshit? And if BMI is bullshit, why do doctors still use it? To answer any of these questions we need to understand what the BMI actually is and where it comes from. Once you know that you'll be...

I’ve Gained Weight, Even Though I’ve Been Sticking To My Diet. How?!?

Did a witch put a curse on me? If weight loss is just calories in, calories out then why did I gain 5lb since yesterday? Not fair. Some people eat like a conquering army advancing one drive-thru window at a time, while others get fat on half rations of rice paper and boiled air. It isn’t true,...

Eat Carbs, Die Young?

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Is A Low Carb Diet Safe? Perhaps you've seen the recent new stories: low carb diets lead to an early death. Bad luck if you've been banishing the bread, but keeping the butter. You've been feeling pretty good since shed a few pounds, although your breath smells pretty bad. But did you say so long to...

How Good Is Your Personal Hygiene Really?

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So you don't stink. You're not the sort of person who mistakes deodorant for water. You shower, you brush your teeth and people aren't crossing the street to get down wind of you. When it comes to personal hygiene you've got nothing to worry about... right? Right?!? But if your friends were doing personal hygiene...

What Exactly Are Antioxidants?

What Exactly Are Antioxidants
So Antioxidants... who are they, why are they and what exactly are antioxidants... a guide for complete idiots. It costs a little bit more... but guys, it's packed with antioxidants! Amazing. But just, one question. What exactly are antioxidants? Like exactly. Magic invisible fruit warrior... I'm guessing... beads of some sort of super-vitamin? Whatever the opposite of cancer...

Fit After 30: Amazing Advice From People Who Got Fit After The Big 30

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Some people seem to have been born in Lycra. They're the ones who hit 30 just a lithe as they were at 20 and celebrate the milestone with an extra sesh at the Crossfit gym. But for those of us who don't even run for the bus, is thirty too late to get fit?...
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