• Why Does Weight Loss Slow Down?

    This is a very common dieting issue. We’re following our diet, we’re losing weight, then suddenly… weight loss suddenly slows down and then perhaps stops altogether! Why? Because your body doesn’t realize you want to lose weight. It thinks you are being compelled to lose weight because of a shortage of food. It has already

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  • Does it Matter Where My Weight or Fat is Carried?

    Yes. From a health and weight control viewpoint, the location of your excess weight is important. Think of body-shape-types as apples or pears. Apple types carry excess weight around the waist and abdomen, rather than hips and thighs. If an apple person follows a sensible weight loss diet and exercises regularly, they find it easier

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  • What Do I Need to Know About Fat?

    The whole issue of fats has become very confusing. Not least because there are so many different types of fats, or lipids: Saturated fat, Poly-unsaturated fat, Mono-unsaturated fat, Trans-fats, Cholesterol, High-density lipoprotein, Low-density lipoprotein, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. What you need to know about fat: We need some fat in our diet, otherwise we cannot

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  • I Ruin my Diet by Snacking on Kids’ Leftovers What Can I Do?

    Sticking to a diet is difficult when you have small children. If they are old enough ask them to put their leftovers in the trash can. Alternatively, cook less and avoid temptation. Finally, make sure that you are eating enough. Cooking for others when you have an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster. Note:

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  • Is Skipping Meals Good For Weight Control?

    No. Skipping meals does not help weight loss or dieting! Skipping meals leads to low blood sugar. This can cause sudden hunger pangs which can cause bingeing and/or food cravings. Either way, it’s bad for weight loss. For example, diet-research indicates that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than those who

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  • What is Saturated Fat?

    Saturated fat is the least healthy of all fats/lipids. Common sources of saturated fat include animal fats, butter, lard, red meat, cheese, cream and milk. Certain vegetable oils, like coconut and palm oil are also high in saturated fat. Saturated fat is solid at room temperature. It’s worth remembering that the body can manufacture its

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