• How Can I Reduce Fat on My Thighs?

    The same way you reduce fat and lose weight from any other part of your body. When it comes to losing weight, fat thighs are no different to fat arms. Point is, you can’t target a particular area of your body to lose weight from. All you can do is reduce your calorie-intake, increase your

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  • Why Can Some People Eat Lots Without Gaining Weight?

    Because they have a raised metabolism. They burn calories at a faster rate than normal because they have a faster metabolic rate. Why do they have faster metabolism? It’s not clear. It may be due to hormones or genetics. How can I raise my own metabolism? The only effective way to raise your metabolism is

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  • My Husband is Worried About his Weight and Cholesterol. What Should I do?

    1. Pick up the phone and call your doctor. Arrange for your husband to have his cholesterol and fat levels checked. His cholesterol test will determine his total blood fat level and also the ratio of LDL (low density lipoprotein – the bad fat) to HDL (high density lipoprotein – the good fat). As a

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  • How Much Protein Do I Need?

    According to official government guidelines, the best diet plan contains only moderate amounts of protein. High protein diets are not recommended and may even be dangerous. To find out how much protein you need, see the following protein chart. Protein Recommended Dietary/Daily Allowance (RDA) Infants Up to 12 months 13-14 grams Children 1-3 yrs old

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  • What is Polyunsaturated Fat?

    Polyunsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats, but like ALL fats they are high in calories and should be eaten sparingly. Polyunsaturated fat is found in vegetable oils like soyabean, corn, sunflower and safflower. They also occur in oily fish. Polyunsaturated fats remain liquid at room temperature. The good news: polyunsaturated fat provides essential fatty

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  • My Overweight Daughter

    Nine times out of ten, it’s because she’s eating too many high calorie foods, like: commercial popcorn, pretzels, crisps, nachos, tortilla chips, coke, candy and chocolate, but not enough proper food. Suggestions Make sure she eats a sensible breakfast and dinner and for lunch give her lots of sandwiches and 100 per cent fruit juice.

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