• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Motivation to Lose Weight

    Help! I’ll Never Lose Weight! If you have tried and failed many times to lose weight, you probably have a little voice inside your head that says: “You’re a failure, you’ll never lose weight. ” So each time you try a new diet, you’re beaten before you start. No wonder you don’t lose weight. Don’t

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  • Eating Late & Weight

    Does Eating Late in the Evening Cause Weight Gain? Most food takes several hours to digest before it can be used as energy or stored as fat. And even when you are asleep, you are still burning calories – up to 480 calories for an average 8-hours. So late night eating does NOT cause weight

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