• What is Obesity?

    If someone is obese, it means they are seriously overweight as a result of having too much body fat. The exact level of obesity is determined by reference to the Body Mass Index (BMI). A score of 30+ on the BMI indicates obesity. A score of 40 indicates severe obesity. Some people, such as bodybuilders

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  • New Beverly Hills Diet

    The New Beverly Hills Diet, by Judy Mazel and Michael Wyatt The “New Beverly Hills Diet” is a type of food combining weight loss diet plan. According to official dietary sources, the “New Beverly Hills Diet” is based upon incorrect theories of digestion. The main assumption of the “New Beverly Hills Diet” is that enzymes

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  • Nutrient-Dense Foods

    What Are Nutrient-Dense Foods? Nutrient-dense foods have a high nutrient/calorie ratio. Meaning they are rich in nutrients when compared to their calorie content. A good example of a nutrient-dense food is strawberries. One cup of strawberries contains only 150 calories, but 3.5g fiber, a massive 86mg of vitamin C and a useful 26.9mcg of fol-ate.

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  • Dr.Atkins Diet

    Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, by Dr. Robert C. Atkins, M.D. “The Atkins Diet” is a high protein weight loss diet which emphasizes the benefits of high protein foods and the dangers of carbohydrates. In fairness, the Atkins diet has been unfairly painted as an “all cheeseburgers, no vegetables” plan. True, the early “induction” phase

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  • Non-Starch Polysaccharides

    What Are Non-Starch Polysaccharides? Non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) is another (new) name for dietary fiber. There are two kinds of NSP – insoluble and soluble. Most plant foods contain both types although proportions vary. Good sources of insoluble NSP/fiber include: wheat, corn, rice, vegetables and pulses. Good sources of soluble NSP/fiber include: apples, citrus fruits and

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  • Calorie Intake: Men & Women

    Do Men Need More Calories Than Women? Yes. Men generally do need more calories than women. An adult man has 10-20 percent more lean tissue (muscle) than a woman of similar size and age, and thus a lower body fat percentage. This alone means that a man’s average calorie needs are about 5-10 percent higher

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